CISCO SYSTEMS, INC.
UX Researcher & Designer
SEPTEMBER 2018 – SEPTEMBER 2019
*Prospective employers, please request a password to the locked projects as I would prefer to limit visibility of the work from Cisco competitors if possible.
Highly confidential work that will not be shown:
IEVA August – September 2019
Workspaces April – July 2019
Connected Machine January – April 2019
UX Manager & Global Ops Lead
"Amber is truly the next generation of great UX researchers and designers. An absolute force on any team, Amber brings a dedication and professionalism that is unmatched. Over the past year I have had the honour of managing and working with Amber daily at Cisco. Her attention to detail and eye for UX and UI design is beyond her years. It has been my great pleasure to work with Amber and I look forward to the opportunity to do so again. If you are looking for a UX professional on your team, look no further. Reach out to me and I will be happy to recommend Amber for the exceptional work she did with us at Cisco. "
"I had the pleasure of working with Amber at Cisco. She is a fantastic UX designer and researcher. Her designs are top-notch. She has a knack for placing herself in the mindset of an end-user and produce intuitive and efficient workflows. She did an exceptional job of communicating with the engineering team and was always a joy to work with. Amber is an intelligent and beyond capable UX designer. She would make an excellent addition to any team. "
Lead Software Engineer
"When we were selecting a research lead for the Bridge UX team at Cisco, one candidate stood apart from the rest: Amber Whitten. Amber’s considerable portfolio, despite her short time in the field, was just one facet of her impressive presentation. Her grasp of UX and UX research and her willingness to learn new skills, along with her sparkling personality, made her the ideal candidate for our specialized team.
This was Amber's first career position; you wouldn't have guessed that based on Amber's poise and command of the landscape. Her knowledge of UX and her ability to effectively gather, disseminate, and communicate research is perhaps the best of anyone I've worked with in my career. In addition to her considerable UX prowess, her organizational and design skills set her above others in the field. Amber would tackle projects without reservation and with a willingness to learn whatever it took to get the job done. Not once did she fail to deliver and delight. From research to UI design to project planning, Amber was both an authority and a sponge; she knew what she didn't know and demonstrated an eagerness to learn that only served to strengthen her character and skill set.
It was an honor to mentor Amber in her role at Cisco. She is a warm, bright, articulate person who was a genuine delight to work with every day, and I would hire her again for a research or design position without hesitation. "