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Hannah Miller Coley

Sr. UX Designer

I am a designer that has many different skillsets that includes: coding, design research, product testing strategies, aesthetic design, design feature prioritization. My scientific and engineering background enables me to be a creative problem-solver that can understand complicated domains and demonstrates my ability to conduct quality research using the most effective methodologies.

I am passionate about creating intuitive design solutions for difficult problem sets. As a designer, it fulfills me to incorporate my technical background with my creativity & creative problem-solving abilities. I am an award-winning, published researcher. My unique background & skillset enable me to be a designer that excels beyond expectations.

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Where I Live

Washington D.C. Area (Maryland)

My UX Portfolio

Design Skills

  • Discovery & Exploratory Research
  • Creating Personas
  • Wireframing
  • Prototyping
  • Creative Problem Solving
  • Design Consulting
  • Product Design
  • UI Design
  • User-Centered Design
  • UX Design
  • Responsive Design
  • Agile Methodologies
  • Accessibility Design
  • Iconography
  • Design Systems
  • Enterprise Software Design
  • Web Design
  • Leadership

Technical Skills

  • JavaScript ES5 & ES6
  • CSS3
  • HTML5
  • Sketch App
  • jQuery
  • React
  • Angular
  • Adobe XD
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Invision Studio
  • Flinto
  • Zepelin

Soft Skills

  • Empathizing with Users
  • Communicating with Clients
  • Excellence in Customer Service
  • Collaborating with PMs
  • Leading Without Authority
  • Obtaining User Buy-In
  • Obtaining Client Buy-In
  • Mentorship
  • Ability to Teach
  • Excellent Communication Skills
  • Prioritization Skills
  • Ability to Work Quickly
  • Ability to Understand Complex Problems
  • Quick Learner


  • CEO of Catalyzed Concepts, Inc.
  • Project management/ Project Lead on multiple projects with joint efforts among industry, military, & academic partners
  • Assistant Manager for a Fortune-500 company store
  • University-level Instructor for over 200 students
  • Managed operations & 14 other student employees

My Education

  • Front-End Web Development Nanodegree – Udacity – 2018
  • M.S. Material Science & Engineering – University of Colorado at Boulder – 2017
  • B.A. Biochemistry – University of Colorado at Boulder – 2009

My Experience

Sr. Design Researcher

Rocket Communications, Inc.
November 2018- Present

  • Projects: AEHF Crypto, Astro UX Design System, Space Design Ops for SMC
  • Communicate with the client stakeholders about requirements, scope, & deadlines
  • Research government space operation needs & pain points
  • Application of User-Centered Design Principles through usability testing and user interviews
  • Create personas, journey maps, wireframes, prototypes from user research data analysis
  • Formulate & create UX solutions
  • Create & Utilize attractively functional UI designs incorporating best UX practices

Sr. UX Designer

Defense Entrepreneurs Forum (DEF)
October 2018- Present

  • Projects: DEF Branding and Marketing Design System
  • Create marketing design content that reflects proper branding
  • Create and implement marketing design system that is used by a nation-wide distributed team
  • Research organizational design and marketing needs
  • Application of User-Centered Design Principles through usability testing and user interviews
  • Formulate & create UX solutions

Sr. UX Designer (Volunteer)

The Paradigm Switch
November 2018- March 2019

  • Projects: Website design team, graphics, marketing designs
  • Graphic design needs
  • Research organizational design & marketing needs
  • Develop Creative & intuitive UX solutions by attractive UI designs
  • Application of User-Centered Design Principles for usability testing and stakeholder interviews
  • Formulate & create UX solutions & fulfill creative needs

Product Designer

Kessel Run, US Air Force
March 2018- August 2018

  • Projects: Jigsaw: Tanker Planning Tool, Slapshot: Master Air Attack Planning Tool
  • Intimately understand the problem space through exploratory research & interviews with users
  • Implement user-centered design methodologies via usability testing & frequent user-interactions
  • Ensured that all product-related decisions were driven by user-needs and feedback
  • Create personas, conduct usability testing, user interviews, and result synthesis
  • Collaborate with a development team to implement designs
  • Promote effective communication & provide detailed specifications
  • Work closely with product managers to prioritize feature implementation and user-story creation following agile methodologies

Graduate Researcher

Bowman Laboratory, University of Colorado
May 2015 – August 2017

  • Managed a portfolio of research projects
  • Researched & synthesized covalent adaptable network polymers, dual-cure shape memory polymers, & self-healing polymers
  • Project manager/project lead for a collaborative project with Boeing
  • Researched the needs of certain structural/mechanical properties for specific applications & tailored synthetic polymer materials to those requirements
  • Data analysis of research results
  • Produced publishable results which were communicated via quarterly reports, publications & presentations
  • Attended conferences & presented research results

Graduate Teaching Assistant

University of Denver, Department of Chemistry
August 2014 – May 2015

  • Developed lesson plans & instructed two Organic Chemistry laboratory courses per quarter
  • Developed grading criteria & rubrics for laboratory assignments & examinations
  • Enabled my students by hosting frequent office hours & offered extra help to those the struggled with challenging course curriculum
  • Mentored students with scientific aspirations

Research Scientist & Instructor

U.S. Air Force Academy, Dept. of Chemistry
Sept 2010- Aug 2014

  • Project Manager & Project Lead for a portfolio of research projects
  • Researched organic electronic polymers, ionic liquids, forensic anaylsis of explosives & drugs, & explosive sensors
  • Instructed material chemistry laboratory class
  • Mentored senior level chemistry major students through their capstone research projects
  • Managed a variety of scientific instruments
  • Data analysis of research results
  • Produced publishable results which were communicated via quarterly reports, publications & presentations
  • Attended conferences & presented research results

Assistant Manager

Abercrombie & Fitch
January 2010- September 2010

  • Managed a store with over 50 employees & millions of dollars of inventory
  • Designed displays and visual merchandising of products
  • Lead recruiting efforts & identified ideal candidates for hiring
  • Interviewed applicants & trained new hires
  • Identified & monitored sales metrics & projected sales goals
  • Promoted an enjoyable customer experience while promoting excellence in customer service

Lead Student Supervisor

Information Technology Services, University of Colorado
January 2010- September 2014

  • Led & enabled a team of IT staff to maintain, implement, & troubleshoot issues with IT systems & equipment
  • Designed & maintained over 70 computer laboratories
  • Managed service requests by implementing & maintaining a swervice request/event calendar
  • Delegated tasks amongst a team of technicians to achieve a common team goal
  • Trained & on-boarded new hires
  • Promoted an enjoyable customer experience while promoting excellence in customer service

Research & Development Intern

Septodont January 2007- March 2008

  • Develop photo-curing materials with the proper mechanical properties for the application of dental materials
  • Validate mechanical properties of novel materials
  • Utilizing scientific methodologies & data analysis
  • Compare research results to industry competitor products
  • Communicate research results in reports & presentations
  • Synthesis of novel monomers
  • Formulation of dental material compounds with novel monomers
  • Q&A testing of existing products


Grow with Google
Front-End Web Developer Nanodegree Scholarship


Awarded a world-wide scholarship, sponsored by Google, to learn front-end web-development & design strategies. Was selected based on level of competency and skill demonstrated in the challenge course. 1500 out of 15,000 people were awarded this opportunity world-wide.

Grow with Google
Challenge Scholarship


Awarded a world-wide scholarship, sponsored by Google to learn the basics of front-end web development.

National Defense Science & Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowship


Awarded a national scholarship/fellowship to cover tuition & provide a stipend while pursuing graduate studies in Material Science & Engineering. 5-10% selection rate of applicants nation-wide.

Women’s History Month STEM Distinguished Honoree


Honored for career accomplishments in STEM as a female entrepreneur.

Department of Defense, Project of the Month

July 2012

Selected as the research project of the month across the entire Department of Defense.

Principal Investigator: Hannah Miller

Project: Novel Specimen Collection, Storage, & Analysis