Design is not just what it looks and feels like, design is how it works.
Hello! I design delightful, intuitive, and data-driven user experiences for Google in Mountain View, California. Consistency, cohesiveness, and empathy are driving principles when leading my team of designers. When I'm not architecting engaging product experiences, you might find me with a nice glass of Pinot Noir, biking, hiking or running in the beautiful California outdoors, or directing social media for World Information Architecture Day. I'm a spirited teacher/eternal student, Certified Mad Dogg Spinning® Instructor, world traveler and animal enthusiast. As a strong advocate for women in the workplace, I give back by mentoring for Women Entering & Staying in Tech (WEST) as well as being on the steering team for Search Women at Google.
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Recommendations from Peers
"Cheriana has singlehandedly created a strong design culture in GoDaddy's San Francisco office, she has facilitated meet-ups here, and is constantly challenging the status quo of how we all work together across orgs. She organizes and runs group brainstorming sessions and is ALWAYS available to review work. Every week she comes in and asks "What can we be doing better? What tools can we use that we learned last week?" and I have been very impressed by her dedication to her craft and the design culture in the office."
I had the opportunity to work directly with Cheriana on projects ranging from mobile application design and development efforts to logo and printed material design. She has always approached her work thoughtfully and professionally, and produced extremely high quality design. She listened to clients needs, and designed great solutions for them. She even was able to stretch herself to help the development team with code modifications to implement an optimal user experience.
Cheriana is a sharp UX Designer and caring manager. While working with her, she pushed me to be more thoughtful when designing products by considering pain points, personas, and user stories. After joining my team, we immediately put her on tough projects that she excelled at. As a visual designer on her team, she found projects for me to succeed in and made sure to present my work to my team and to the greater GoDaddy design team to elevate my profile. Cheriana's designs are based on the usertests and research that she conducts and are logically sound. She's collaborative with other teams and has amazing follow through and integrity - a must have for any team.
Working with Cheriana was a true pleasure. From day one, she was recognized as an A player that was willing to go above and beyond – not only in her work, but also in her desire to help those around her. Cheriana was a constant positive force in our company and always searching for the best way to make things come together. As a designer, she was passionate and brilliant. And her quick pace was unmatched. I was always comfortable collaborating on ‘general’ creative concepts with Cheriana – confident that the end result would return better than I could have ever imagined. It was a joy to have her on my marketing team, and I know she will remain a great designer and manager throughout her career.
2017-18 Global Director, Social Media, World Information Architecture Day
2017 Mentor, Women Entering & Staying in Tech
2017 Site Lead, GoDaddy Fitness In Tech, San Francisco
2017 Site Lead, GoDaddy Women In Tech, San Francisco
2017 Director, Social Media, World Information Architecture Day, San Francisco
2015 Director, Social Media, World Information Architecture Day, Tampa
2015 Ragnar Relay Key West Finisher
2014 Mad Dogg Athletics® Certified Spinning® Instructor
2011-2012 Regional Alliance Chair, Women In Technology International