Erin Westfall

My Bio

I am currently a designer on the UX team at AppNexus where I have been the design lead on several high profile & complex projects. I joined AppNexus after finishing my degree in Graphic Design from Parsons The New School for Design where I focused my studies on interaction design and information architecture. I was born and raised in Hawaii and spent time in Japan, Greece and various parts of the US. Prior to my career in design, I received a degree in International Studies from American University with a minor in Japanese. With my diverse background, I strive to consider all perspectives when evaluating my designs and solving complex problems.

This portfolio presents my proudest work in User Experience and Graphic Design. I'm currently open to the following:

  • Freelance UX and graphic design work
  • Pro bono graphic design work for nonprofits
  • Full time UX opportunities

If you like what you see, please reach out to me at

My Interests

Places I've Traveled To
  • All the main islands in Japan
  • St. John & St. Thomas, USVI
  • Iceland
  • Sophia, Bulgaria
Favorite Phone Apps
  • Pinterest
  • Google Photos
  • Splitwise
  • MapMyRun
Latest Hobbies
  • Making my own pasta
  • Watercoloring
  • Learning to play the ukulele
  • Keeping my plants and fish alive
What I'm Listening To
  • Send My Love, Adele
  • You & Me, Marc E. Bassey
  • Closer, The Chainsmokers
  • Cardiac Arrest, Bad Suns
What I'm Watching
  • Terrace House, Aloha State
  • Fixer Upper
  • Chopped
  • Westworld

My Resume

August 2011 – December 2012
Parsons the New School for Design, New York, NY
Associates in Applied Science, Graphic Design
August 2005 – May 2009
American University, Washington, D.C.
B.A. in International Studies, Minor in Japanese
Supplemental Courses
December 2014 – March 2015
Codecademy Labs Offline, New York, NY
HTML, CSS, Javascript, jQuery, AngularJS, Ruby, Ruby on Rails
January 2010 – May 2011
Corcoran College of Art + Design
The Graduate School, Washington, D.C.
Courses in Graphic Design
Summer 2014 & 2015
User Experience Workshop Leader
Girls Who Code
Taught high school girls fundamental UX concepts.
Summer 2014 & 2015
GenTech Mentor
Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship
Mentored high school students in a competition to develop a mobile app and business plan.
January 2013 – Present
Senior User Experience Designer
AppNexus, New York, NY
Designing an intuitive interface for a complex advertising platform. As the UX lead on several projects, I spend my time working with developers and product managers, validating designs through user testing, and prototype in many different forms.
February 2010 – Present
UX & GD Freelance Work
New York, NY, Washington, D.C. & Remote
Projects include identities, advertisements, page layouts, brochures, resumes & websites for individuals, small businesses, and large businesses.
August 2012 – January 2013
Information Architecture Intern
DeSantis Breindel, New York, NY
Explored an IA redesign of a non-profit organization’s website. Strategy included a content audit, brainstorming workshop with client and site mapping.
May 2012 – August 2012
Interaction Design Intern
Flightpath, New York, NY
Designed elements for websites, mobile applications, dynamic emails, and social media campaigns for a wide range of clients including BMW, Merk, and Cablevision.
December 2011 – May 2012
Design Intern
RO-NY, New York, NY
Designed web, identity, and packaging solutions for clients in the fashion, beauty and luxury brand industry.