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About Me

I am a musician-turned designer who applies the same skills of collaboration, self-direction, creative thinking, and compassion that I practiced as a musician to my design work.

Starting a career in UX was about finding what brought me the most joy. I took a step back and realized I loved questioning, imagining, learning, and drawing, and then using all these things to create something new. While pursuing music, I learned to listen to, adapt to, and communicate with those around. I also became accustomed to a cycle of constant feedback and efficient implementation. In my UX work I strive to create beautiful, intuitive, and refreshing experiences by combining my deep love for design with my collaborative skills.

I recently finished General Assembly's User Experience Design Immersive course in NYC, where I gained experience with UX skills and tools, and I'm excited to continue using them to improve peoples’ lives with technology.

When I’m not doing UX, I love browsing through stunning photos on Unsplash.com, discovering new foods at Trader Joes, and listening to podcasts like “How I Built This.”

Thanks for taking the time to read about me! I'd love to connect with you, so feel free to send me an email at BarbaraWolfeUX@gmail.com.

Barbara

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Music

I started playing the viola when I was six and never stopped. I attended Cleveland Institute of Music receiving classical conservatory training in viola performance, and then continued to Indiana University, where I finished my master’s degree in Historical Performance (which a field that combines musicology with performance). I love playing in small ensembles in small venues like house concerts, because I find that these are some of the most impactful and memorable musical experiences for both the performer and audience.

My favorite things to play right now are Bach Cantatas and Vivaldi Concertos.  


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Photography

I love finding beauty and interesting things everywhere and capturing them through photography. I also love the process of taking pictures of people. It begins with getting to know the person, making them feel comfortable, making them laugh, and then catching those beautiful moments of personality. This is followed by the editing, which brings even more emotion to the image. Lastly, I give someone their pictures and feel great about themselves.