Carissa Carter

Carissa Carter

designer at Parallel Design Labs

San Francisco

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Work History
  • October 2011 - Present

    Principal

    Parallel Design Labs

    Parallel Design Labs is a startup design group focused on connecting craft, human-centered design, and systemic thinking. We create products and teach design processes to corporate clients, higher-ed students, and beyond.
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  • July 2009 - August 2011

    User Experience Design Lead

    Herman Miller

    User experience / research lead for Asia Pacific: led field, ethnographic, and crowdsourced research campaigns for greater China, Japan, India, Singapore markets, synthesis and usable translation of results to internal product development teams and sales teams.

    Creative explosion founder / lead: led cross-functional, cross-company team of individuals in using creative and design thinking processes to solve internal and client challenges, facilitated workshops with internal and external partners

    West Michigan customer experience redesign manager: led pr
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  • March 2007 - May 2008

    User Experience Team

    Google

  • July 2007 - September 2007

    Product Design

    IDEO

  • June 2004 - July 2006

    Geologist

    USGS

  • June 2001 - June 2002

    Researcher

    NOAA

Education
  • Stanford University

    2006 - 2008
  • University of California, Santa Cruz

    2002 - 2004
  • Williams College

    1997 - 2001