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Nikki Plyem | Elance
 
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Last Sign-in: Dec 4, 2015

Nikki Plyem

   United States
  |   Astoria, NY

Overview

In 2014, I decided to make the transition from being an improv actor to being an Executive Assistant to the CEO at a luxury design agency. There, I nurtured my passion, creativity and my ability to pick up any design software by assisting in the branding and design strategy of the packaging.

I quickly realized that I wanted to pivot from packaging design to interactive design. I pursued being a UX designer because it would allow me to incorporate my love of storytelling with my passion to create.

I still have improv in my life, performing...

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Improvisation
Teaching
Social Media
Facebook
Entertainment
User Experience Design
Creative Solutions
Consumer Insight
Information Architecture
User Stories

Employment

Pizza Blaster
UX Designer
2015 - 2015
Pizza Blaster was made during Comedy Hackday 8. It made it into the finals, won Best Presentation and was featured at New York Tech Meetup. To play the game yourself, go to...
Humans vs Zombies
UX Designer
2015 - 2015
Humans vs. Zombies (HvZ) is a live action role-playing game, similar to Tag and Assasians. It is most often played by college students. HvZsource.com is currently the only way to update the...
In Your Corner
UX Designer
2015 - 2015
In Your Corner is an on-line therapy platform where people can connect and have sessions with licensed therapists. I worked on re-designing the sign up process to make conversion rates stronger.
New York University
Executive Assistant, Junior Creative
2014 - 2015
I was hired as the Executive Assistant to the CEO and, within my 8 months there, also took on the roles of Junior Creative and Junior Business Developer.
Freestyle Repertory Theatre
Actress
2011 - 2015
I toured the Tri-State Area performing workshops and assemblies on improv and team work to schools (grades K-12).
LogCheck
Office Manager
2014 - 2014
I was the office manager for a start up and helped them get off the ground with everything from installing and programing phones to organizing Salesforce data to sending and receiving proposals.
Tony n' Tina's Wedding (Detroit)
Actress
2010 - 2013
I traveled the country with the Off-Broadway show Tony 'n' Tina's wedding as a swing, meaning I knew 6 different roles and would perform whichever role was needed based on the director's needs.

Education

State University of New York College at Plattsburg
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
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General Assembly
UXDI Immersive
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