Joyce Pang Vargas
Product Designer and Certified Scrum Master

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Thought leadership

Forrester Report • Interviewee
Feb 2017, Chicago IL
Integrate Design Thinking Into Agile Development

Chicago Coder Conference • Speaker
Jun 2016, Chicago IL
The Designer Developer Duo: From WTF to BFF

The Art & Science of IxD Meetup • Speaker
Apr 2016, Chicago IL
The Designer Developer Duo: From WTF to BFF

InVision Blog Publication • Author
Mar 2016, Online
Maintaining UI Integrity Within the Agile Framework

Solstice University • Instructor
Nov 2015 - May 2017, Chicago IL
The Designer Developer Duo: From WTF to BFF, Scrum Fundamentals, You Suck at Keynote, Rally for UXers, Lean UI Reviews

@DUO Small Business Technology Meetup • Panelist
Feb 2014, Chicago IL
Better Websites by Design


Work Experience

Solstice • Senior User Experience Consultant
Aug 2016 - May 2017, Chicago IL
Led UX design on enterprise mobile and web applications, including product with over $1B in sales. Coached clients on Scrum and product management. Established and taught internal company courses. Mentored and recruited designers.

Solstice • User Experience Consultant
Mar 2015 - Aug 2016, Chicago IL
Drove UX design and research on product teams. Performed cross-functional roles in Scrum, product, and QA. Pioneered and instituted lean UI review process across company teams.

Duo Consulting • Senior Interaction Designer
Jan 2014 - Mar 2015, Chicago IL
Designed responsive websites for professional services companies. Delivered successful re-brand pitch, extending client engagement by over $100,000. Spearheaded IxD team meetings.

Duo Consulting • Interaction Designer
Nov 2013 - Jan 2014, Chicago IL
Redesigned internal brand identity and website. Revitalized sales and business development materials. 

Liberty Concepts • Web Designer
Apr 2010 - Oct 2013, Boston MA
Created websites and brand identities enabling nonprofits and civic organizations to maximize community engagement and online fundraising.

Verizon Wireless • Mobile User Interface Designer
Aug 2009 - Apr 2010, Waltham MA
Designed Visual Voicemail mobile application for Blackberry and early Android versions, reaching over 1M users. Developed concepts for future-state, connected products.

Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia • Product Design Intern
Summer 2008, New York NY
Designed seasonal houseware products for the 2009 Martha Stewart Collection sold exclusively at Macy’s.


Scrum Alliance • Certified Scrum Master
Feb 2017, Chicago IL

Rhode Island School of Design • BFA Industrial Design
2005 - 2009, Providence RI

Elisava Escola Superior de Disseny • Exchange student
Spring 2009, Barcelona Spain

Brown University • Liberal arts studies
2006 - 2008, Providence RI