Amanda Picone

   I'm from Hastings on Hudson, NY. My UX roots run deep: I taught myself HTML using Neopets in 2nd grade, I was yearbook editor all through high school, and I always find myself creating more efficient systems and workflows when opportunities arise.

   I have an eclectic work history. I studied Biology on the beach in St. Pete, FL, I researched nuclear medicine at MSKCC in NY, and I served as an AmeriCorps VISTA out in CO. The focus of my AmeriCorps service term was mending our country's discordant foodchain and, by proxy, our relationship and how we interact with our environment. In more recent years, I managed two yoga studios and ran a creative art education pop-up business, The Drawing Point, with a dear friend.

   Psst! Who doesn't love a good before & after? That's my pup, Ponzu, in the picture with me after his first professional haircut. Use the slider to see his transformation.