Janice Ahn

UX/UI Designer w/ film expertise

New York, NY, USA

Work Experience


User Experience Associate

Clients: Mercedes-Benz, Uniqlo

1) Understand problems, constraints, and objectives for both clients and users
2) Design user-centered, empathic solutions using information architecture, interaction design, content strategy, and user research tools

Create client-facing deliverables such as prototypes, wireframes, comparative audits, strategic analyses, sitemaps, site audits, and user journeys. Conduct user research and usability testing for client-facing design proposals. Apply content strategy methods: conduct site audits, assess/audit existing content, and populate redesigned site. Lead and collaborate in sketching sessions and brainstorms for design proposals and pitches. Contribute to proposals for e-commerce, technology, entertainment and media companies. Lead Mercedes-Benz workshare with Mercedes-Benz and smart USA teams.

Collaborate & converse with other disciplines such as emerging experiences, creative, technology, strategy, consumer insights, and functional analysis, and learn through discipline deep dives.

Software: InVision, Axure, Sketch, InDesign, Illustrator, PhotoShop, Final Cut Pro, Omnigraffle, POP
2014 - 2014 New York, New York, United States

Fashion Institute Of Technology

Adjunct Professor, Strategies of Business Communication

Concepts/skills: database research, ethnographic research, brainstorming, iteration, intercultural communication, nonverbal/verbal/written communication
2013 - 2014 New York, New York, United States

Columbia University

Adjunct Professor, Professional Communication

Interactive course for Industrial Engineering & Operations Research (IEOR) international MS students
2012 - 2014 New York, New York, United States

School Of Visual Arts

Adjunct Professor, Interdisciplinary courses

Holistic approach to "texts" married critical thinking/analysis of "texts" across media with research and study/practice of creative process.
For BFA students in Visual and Critical Studies Department, Humanities Department, Honors Program

Concepts/skills: brainstorming and ideation, freewriting, analytical thinking, database research, ethnographic research/interviewing, close reading of literature/theory/criticism, study of performance, intertextual analysis, writing across form/audience, developing creative writing/ideas across media
2009 - 2013 New York, New York, United States

Textura Films


Wrote and directed documentary and experimental narrative films telling human stories.
Work also included producing, editing, shooting, post supervising, casting. Production location includes North Korea. See portfolio below.
2004 - 2013 New York, New York, United States

Ogilvy & Mather

Documentary Producer

Produced, wrote, and directed freelance documentary films for Ogilvy Entertainment & Eyepatch Productions. Conducted research, interviewed subjects, ideated, assembled producing/creative teams. Shot on location in Bay Area, Los Angeles, and New York City. Clients included Cisco Systems, Museum of Art & Design
2008 - 2011 New York, New York, United States


New York University

Film MFA, Performance Studies MA

New York, New York, United States

Stanford University

English BA, English MA, Art History minor

Stanford, California, United States


English (Native),
Spanish (Conversational),
Korean (Conversational),
French (Beginner),


Warhol Foundation

Warhol Foundation Grant - Film/Video


Directors Guild Of America

Jury Award


First Run Festival

Achievement in Experimental Form



Adobe Photoshop, Cinematography, Copy Editing, Digital Photography, Directing, Editing, Film, Final Cut Pro, Final Cut Studio, Producing, Screenwriting, Script Writing, Social Media, Video Editing, Video Production, Videography, Axure, Brainstorming, Camera, Camera Operating, Camera Operation, Communication, Concepting, Content Strategy, Coordin, Coordinating, Digital Workflow, Documentary, Ethnographic Research, Field Producing, Film Directing, French, HTML, Illustrator, Indesign, Information Architecture, Interviewing, JavaScript, Narrative, OmniGraffle, POP, Post-Supervising, Pro Tools, Product Design, Production Management, ProTools, Prototyping, Research, Ruby, Sketch, Sketching, Story Editing, Story Editor, Storytelling, Strategy, Television, UI, Usability, User Experience, User Interaction, User Research , Ux, Visual Design, WordPress,