Nancy Tran at a park

Hi, I'm Nancy!

Product Designer at Carina. Previously at Nordstrom and Upstream Research.

Who am I?

I'm a product designer whose skills include—but are not limited to—user experience, user research, information architecture, usability testing, and, of course, visual and interaction design.

I graduated from the University of Washington (UW) with a Bachelor of Science in Informatics, concentrating in Human-Computer Interaction. I featured in the 2020 Informatics Program Brochure (page 13) and wrote about how the Information School (iSchool) shaped me into a better designer. My main interests lie in improving people's lives, such as social impact and civic technology, and how design and technology can play that role and essentially be used for good.

I'm currently working at Carina where I've been improving our platform's experience for Washington state Medicaid in-home care providers and consumers; in-home child care providers, child care substitutes, and parents; and many more coming up that's hush-hush for now until we launch. This article includes a video (which I feature in as the lead designer) on what we did to alleviate the child care crisis that the COVID-19 pandemic caused nationwide in the U.S. Carina has been growing since I've joined in May 2019, and it's definitely an exciting time to be with the team.

In my downtime, I'm either geeking out over design, looking at artwork and illustrations, or immersing myself in my hobbies.


University of Washington

Bachelor of Science in Informatics: Human-Computer Interaction | Sept 2014 – June 2018



Product Designer | Jul 2019 – Current

Jr. UX Designer | May 2019 – Jul 2019

Pro Bono UX Design Consulting

Likk | Apr 2019 – May 2019

Xemelgo | Mar 2019 – May 2019

Hexagon UX

Cohort 7 Mentee | Jan 2019 – Apr 2019


User Experience Intern | Jun 2018 – Aug 2018

University of Washington Information School

INFO 200 Undergraduate Teaching Assistant | Sept 2017 – Dec 2017

Upstream Research

Product Intern | Jun 2017 – Aug 2017

Helping Link/Một Dấu Nối

Volunteer Recruitment Coordinator (volunteer work) | Sept 2017 – Dec 2018

Web Designer (volunteer work) | May 2017 – Dec 2018

Want to reach out to me?

Go for it! I'm always interested in meeting with fellow UX folks over virtual coffee. (Bonus points if you graduated or are from the UW iSchool, too.)

Thanks for reaching out! I'll do my best to get back to you when I'm available.
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