2017

YEAR IN REVIEW
about me

Vanessa Colina

I'm an User Experience designer based in Washington, DC. My focus is in user research for mobile applications that use emerging technologies.

This is my way to not forget what I've learned and have a baseline for the next year.

January

Launched "The Product Management Checklist"
Joined the Women’s March
Applied to Sephora Accelerate (denied ;))
Applied to IDEO’s Makeathon (denied ;))

February

Purchased, and yet to be started, course "Grow Your Audience" from Paul Jarvis.
Posted first and only Vlog to my YouTube channel

March

None :(

April

Started the 100 Day Project in Instagram with the theme "#100DaysofWomeninTech"
Started a new job to explore emerging technologies

May

Launched my new website/portfolio for #May1Reboot
Traveled to Barranquilla for Jamil and Andrea's wedding.

June

Started and wrote about the Bowl Diet
Finished the PurpleStride Pancreatic cancer 5k race

July

Participated in Capital One #WITDemoDay Hackathon, winning an Honorable Mention
Invited to speak at Adobe Creative Jam DC (full talk)
Traveled to Bolivia

August

Traveled to Mexico and El Salvador

September

Traveled to Italy, Switzerland, Denmark
Clarendon Day 5k race

October

Invited to Adobe MAX conference in Las Vegas and their VIP Creative Leaders reception

November

Watched Janet Jackson in concert
Co-led a proposal for UX adoption department-wide
Published first article in the InVision Blog

December

Had the pleasure to work with @catmule on our Year and Review ideas. Please check out her illustrated Year in Review!

THANKS :)

Grateful for the friendship, support and mentorship of:
@joseph, @fabi, @raul, @isa, @nevardo, @liz, @jamil, @techladies.

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