About.

Melissa Taddonio

I'm a product designer passionate about crafting digital spaces that inspire.

About me

I've always enjoyed designing products that brighten peoples' lives. My design pursuits have lead me down many paths, from metalwork and jewelry to woven and printed textiles. What has remained constant is my belief that design can evoke emotion where we least expect it.

Previously, I was a Freelance Textile Designer with a specialty in designing fabric collections for clients in the home textiles industry. This experience is where I honed my skills in visual design, illustration, and trend research. These skills served as a valuable foundation for my role as a UX Designer.

Now, instead of designing fabrics, I'm designing digital experiences with emotion, craftsmanship, and a touch of the unexpected.

Experience

UX Academy, Designlab

Developed user-centered design solutions for mobile and web products from initial design concepts, to interactive prototypes and high-fidelity mockups. Produced key deliverables influenced by user feedback and presented designs in weekly group critique and mentor sessions.

Freelance GRAPHIC AND Textile Designer

Collaborated with clients and stakeholders on projects involving responsive website design, branding, signage and printed materials.

Created surface designs, trend presentations and color stories for home textiles, decorative accessories, apparel and paper products. Translated clients’ needs into cohesive fabric and product collections.

Clients:
MATR BOOMIE
ZIMMER + ROHDE
HUNTER DOUGLAS
SAGE AUTOMOTIVE INTERIORS

Head Designer – Bedding, Wesley Mancini ltd

Designed Bedding for private-label brands in the retail home textiles market. Communicated ideas with production team and traveled to overseas factories to manage sample production.