Kristin Taylor

User Experience Designer

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Office of Design & Delivery at the City of Austin

User Researcher & User Research Coordinator

  • Developed and documented a scaleable recriutment process.
  • Developed research based recruitment protocol.
  • Develop testing protocol and conduct Usability testing.
  • Conduct stakeholder interviews.
  • Teach user recruiment and research techniques.
  • Facilitate Design Thinking practicioner workshop to city employees.
  • Wrote content and worked with a team to create a civics Design Thinking toolkit.
March 2019-Present


UX Design Intern

  • Responsibe for UI Design of Iris 2.0.
  • Draft design proposals and present them to the team.
  • Develop testing protocol and conduct Usability testing.
  • Develop a style guide and visual artifacts for Iris.
  • Implements designs with React adn CSS.
  • Work with a remote team.
December 2018-March 2019

Firefox UX Developer Tools Contributor

  • Research and develop a new user interface for responsive design mode device list.
  • Design, document and implement accessible color scheme for warnings in the developer tools console.
  • Give feedback in the community forum.
  • Open source community contributor.
June 2018-Present

Maplewood Elementary

Design Thinking Facilitator and MakerSpace Coordinator

  • Develop Design Thinking exercises that align with grade level TEAKS.
  • Design the room layout and exercise scope for various ability ranges.
  • Research, learn and teach new technology.
  • Develop and deliver multimedia presentations to teach new concepts to students.
  • Creatively document outcomes for grant review.
  • Facilitate Design Thinking workshops in the MakerSpace.
August 2016-Present



  • User Research
  • Wireframing
  • Prototyping
  • User Testing
  • Design Systems


  • Sketch
  • Balsamiq
  • Illustrator
  • InVision
  • Google Suite


  • HTML
  • CSS
  • GIT


  • Public Speaking
  • Workshop Facilitaions
  • Presentation Skills
  • Documentation
  • Spanish


Austin Community College class of 2019

User Experience Level 2 Certificate

Brigham Young University

BFA Studio Art, Painting and Drawing


  • IBM Design Thinking Practicioners Badge