Abena Asomaning

Designer and Instructor

 

 

 

I’m a designer based in Toronto, ON. With a passion for UX design and education, I strive to create compelling and functional brands and products.


My passion for design is rooted in the use of research and data to build a progressive understanding of what drives people to make decisions and how this translates into a brand identity.


I’ve always been curious about who we are as people, and the psychology behind how we communicate.

 

I have spent the past 5 years as an instructor and volunteer at Canada Learning Code, a not-for-profit dedicated to digital literacy programming for women, youth and teachers. This involvement has helped me realize my love for learning and empowering others through education. I have also been fortunate enough to instruct at Humber College and Ryerson University through their ADaPT (Advanced Digital and Professional Training) program.


In my personal and professional work I value honesty, communication and inclusion. My design process incorporates; defining and understanding the goals and desired outcomes from an empathetic lens, research and analysis, brainstorming ideas, prototyping, testing and gathering feedback, post evaluation and improvement.


When I’m not in front of a computer you can often find me doing Zumba, watching art films or singing to my houseplants.

Experience


 
Digital Marketing Web Manager
Canadian Opera Company

 

Digital Marketing and Communications Coordinator
Canadian Women’s Foundation

 

Front End Developer
Jam Direct & Digital Marketing Agency

 

Graphic and Web Designer
Freelance Designer

 

Graphic and Web Designer
Greenhorizons Sod Farms

Skills


 
UX Methodologies
Human-Centred Design, 5 Planes of UX, Emotional Design & Empathy Mapping, User Research & Usability Testing, A/B Testing, Cognitive Design Patterns, Prototyping

 

Tools
Sketch, InVision, Adobe Creative Suite

 

Web Development
Accessibility/W3C Best Practices, SEO/SEM, HTML5, CSS3, PHP/WordPress, WordFly, MailChimp, Salesforce, CASL

Education


 
Intro and Advanced UX Design
HackerYou

 

Front End Web Development Immersive Program
HackerYou

 

Graphic Design, Digital Media Production
Mohawk College

 

Honours BFA, Minor in Social Sciences
OCAD University
 

Teaching


 
Courses
Digital Skills
Canada Learning Code

 

Web Technology 2
Humber College

 

Art Instructor
Hamilton Conservatory for the Arts

 

Workshops
Intro to User Experience Design
Canada Learning Code

 

HTML5 / CSS3 and API’s for Beginners
Ryerson University – ADaPT

 

Design, Carve, Print; Intro to Block Printing
Common People Shop

 

HTML & CSS: Learn to Build a One-Page Website From Scratch
Canada Learning Code

 

WordPress: Create Your Own WordPress Theme
Canada Learning Code

 

Girls Learning Code Animating & Storytelling with Scratch
Canada Learning Code

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