My name is Tara Lynn Connelly, and I'm a visual designer with a passion for user experience.
Raised in the rural town of Warwick, NY, my fascination with computers began at a young age. When I was ten years old I taught myself HTML and Photoshop. I used these skills throughout high school, and was drawn to the idea of a creative career.
I received my BFA in Graphic Design from Purchase College, a small liberal arts school known for its creative and performing arts programs. In my last semester, I began an internship at Studio K&M, a boutique graphic and web design firm in Brooklyn, NY. Upon graduating I began working there full time, where I gained hands on experience with each step of the user experience process, from information architecture to implementation.
I then moved to Boston, MA to begin working in the marketing department at Buildium, a property management SaaS startup. Over the course of three years I applied my design and user experience skills to a variety of projects and managed the design staff on my team.
I am currently living in New York City and working as the Senior UX Designer at Switch, a mobile job search app.
When I'm not designing, I try to get outdoors as much as possible: hiking, backpacking, or cross country skiing. I also post way too many Instagram photos of my two rabbits and my cat.