©2019 by Allison Dubé

Hi, I'm  Allison.

I'm a bilingual UX Designer from Ottawa, Ontario with an affinity for creating bold, memorable, and intuitive experiences. While I do specialize in User-Centred Interaction/Interface Design in an Agile environment, I am also a quick learner who loves to contribute to activities like User Testing, Information Architecture, and Branding Development.

I have a special passion for the establishment of emerging UX principles within the games industry. 

Software

Primary

Secondary

Skills

User Interface  (UI) Design

User Experience  (UX) Design

User Research & Testing

Graphic Design (Print and Digital)

Agile Methodologies

Game/Level Design

Animation (2D & 3D)

3D Modelling and Texturing

Programming (C++ and C#)

 
 

Experience

User Experience/Interface Designer (SP-05)

The Canada Revenue Agency • May 2017 – Present

The Secure Portals Reengineering Project is part of the CRA's Service Modernization Strategy and is tasked with modernizing the existing secure portals (My Account, My Business Account and Represent a Client). The project's multi-disciplinary team works to analyse business requirements and user data in order to renew the CRA’s digital presence for our fellow Canadians.

As a part of this team, I research User Experience Design best practices in the industry and apply my own style in order to revamp the Canada Revenue Agency's suite of online portals in a user-friendly, accessible way. I work hand-in-hand with Business Analysts to review and narrow down user goals, with Programmers to implement my designs in a performance-optimal way, and with User Testers to ensure my designs work as intended or to change them accordingly.

Multimedia Designer and Marketing Assistant

CogniLore, Inc. • January 2017 – May 2017

CogniLore Information Solutions specializes in the development and delivery of next-generation digital publishing software designed for reference publishers and other commercial content owners worldwide. Visit www.prolibro.com for more information.
 

As their Multimedia Designer, I spent a summer co-op term working with team leads in order to create a suite of marketing materials (website, images, promo video, etc.) for their latest proLibro product.

 

Education

Graphic Design

Heritage College • September 2014 – April 2016

“The program concentrates on providing students with the technical and communication skills to create, write, and design web content, multimedia presentations and a variety of publications using the tools currently employed in the workplace.”

Game Development

Algonquin College School of Media and Design •   September 2016 – April 2019

“This three-year Ontario College Advanced Diploma program prepares students for careers as game developers, a profession in demand by various industries including entertainment, education, government and consumer products. Strong emphasis is placed on developing the hands-on component which is offered through courses in game design and development, traditional and digital imaging, authoring, animation and programming. ”

 
Professioal Scrum Master I certification from Scrum.org

Professional Scrum Master I

Certifications

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WCAG 2.1: Understanding the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines

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WET 4 (The Web Experience Toolkit)

 

Testimonials

To whom it may concern:

As a Professor with Algonquin College’s School of Media & Design I am happy to endorse Allison Dube and her professional and design skills. Allison has been a student of mine for two years within the Game Development program;in that time she has shown remarkable professionalism and a tempered work ethic in her studies, as well as a strong grasp of the theoretical and practical design theory. 

Throughout the entirety of my experience with Allison, she has always shown an excellence for clear, professional communication, a level-headed approach to managing her responsibilities, and the drive to pursue improvement in her skills as well as the direction to achieve it. In all of this, she has shown a clear, responsible approach to her work — even when workloads have been especially demanding.

Additionally, Allison has demonstrated excellent design skills over her time in my classes. She has developed strong artistic and graphic design abilities and has a professional command over trade tools, and uses them to great effect. Her performance in my Interface Design course especially demonstrates a great overall ability to deliver solid design work, but also consistency in applying new information to her methods and improving on her approaches. Her current skills are strong, but she also shows great potential for long term growth. 

Allison will excel wherever the opportunity exists for her to do so; she’s skilled, personable, and incredibly keen, and I’m more than happy to recommend her highly for any position ready to challenge her. 

Should any further information be required, or if you would like to discuss Allison further, please don’t hesitate to contact me, either by phone (647-230-0834) or by email (beatong@algonquincollege.com).

Greg Beaton, Professor of Digital Imaging and

Interface Design, Algonquin College

To Whom It May Concern:

I have worked with Allison for 10 months at the Canada Revenue Agency as her manager. Allison joined our team as a student, helping to support the design aspects our project. Allison quickly established herself as a strong designer, a creative thinker, and a quick learner. One of her first tasks was to learn a design software that our team used, something my lead designer said should take Allison a few days. She was not only able to learn the software but master it within a few hours. 

Allison is a passionate designer and employee who believes strongly in the work that she creates. Allison takes initiative without prompting. For example, the team was using a tool to help support its work. However, the tool seemed to create more problems then it solved. Allison took it upon herself to create a modified version of the tool and to solicit input from others. The new tool was well received by many on the team and demonstrated that not only was Allison able to identify a problem, but was more than equipped to create solutions.

When our lead designer left the project for another opportunity, Allison was able to quickly and efficiently jump in to help fill in some of the gaps while another designer was found. Working with our lead technical and usability advisors, Allison was able to finish up a very high profile release that had some outstanding items. Everything from researching and identifying icons to be used to documenting procedures and verifying code. 

Allison’s passion and drive, her initiative and dedication, will continue to serve her well and to make her a wonderful addition to any team.

Should you wish to discuss anything in this letter or speak about Allison more broadly, please do not hesitate to contact me.

cate.labelle@cra-arc.gc.ca

Cate Labelle, Manager at Secure Portals Reengineering, The Canada Revenue Agency