My name's Katerina Simpkins, and I'm a Senior Product Designer, with 6 years of experience in both native and responsive design, at TripAdvisor. Though I started as a Web Developer, my passion has always been, and still will be, design. Transferring to UMass Lowell allowed me to explore my passions without losing the knowledge I had previously gained as a developer.
My career has taken me from a small startup where I learned about native app design to the complex worlds of healthcare and finance. I have always been driven, and I look forward to learning new things and facing new challenges every day. Design is forever changing. It’s my goal to surpass those changes and push myself out of my box.
In my free time I'm dabbling with photography, drawing digital artwork, assisting my friend with her dog training business (as a brand designer), or building journal templates on my iPad.
Senior Product Designer, TripAdvisor | 2018 - Present
UX Design 3, PayPal | 2017 - 2018
UX Designer, athenahealth | 2015 - 2017
UX Designer, MobileAware | 2014 - 2015
Designer, MobileAware | 2013 - 2014
Owner, Fluffy Dog Studios | 2013
Freelance Graphic Designer, Spring Forth | 2014
AIGA UML Officer | 2012 - 2013
Graphic Design II TA | 2012
Operations Manager, UML student newspaper | 2012 - 2013