Leana

Hello My Name is

Leana Stone

My Career So far

While I have had many job titles, from teaching art to product design, a lot of what I have done all comes down to understanding the user group and making sure a product addresses their needs and goals.

Product Designer | UX/UI Designer | Production Designer | Art Teacher

Employment

  • Lead client projects from discovery through developer handoff
  • Assist in strategic planning workshops with stakeholders
  • Synthesize key insights from workshop sessions 
  • Conduct design and usability audits and prioritize UX  and design initiatives
  • Conduct UX research including contextual inquiry and usability
  • User research findings to inform design decisions
  • Design wireframes, prototypes, and visual design specs for  web and mobile
  • Create flowcharts, site maps, and design annotations  for developersImplement business, developer, and user feedback to create  impactful designs
  • Synthesize key insights from workshop sessions 
Tools: Figma, Miro, Webflow, Lookback, Sketch, Invision, Adobe, Abstract, Jira
Foundry
Product Designer
March 2019 — Current
  • Create production assets for web and mobile Ride Command in Adobe
  • Designed wireframes in Sketch to be presented to developers
  • Mocked up visual concepts to be presented to Polaris stakeholders
  • Established a symbol library in Sketch
  • Conducted visual design QA for Mobile Products
Tools: Adobe | Sketch | Jira
Polaris
Production Design Contractor
December 2018 — March 2019
Eden Prairie Schools
High School Art Teacher
Fall 2016 — Spring 2018
  • Taught Studio Art, Drawing 1-3, Painting 1-2, and Digital Art
  • Taught racially, culturally, and economically diverse students
  • Differentiated instruction to meet a variety of special education needs
  • Represented the High School teachers at district union meetings
Awards: Received a nomination for Teacher of the Year for 2016-2017 School Year
  • Taught High School and Middle School students
  • Developed and implemented Visual Art curriculum for High School and Middle School courses
  • Developed and implemented a staff development seminar on the design thinking process
  •  Created and co-taught an extensively cross-curricular unit on video game design with science teacher
  • Observed, evaluated, and gave feedback to 5 teachers about their performance
Upper Mississippi Academy
Art Teacher
May 2013 — June 2016