Shokai Carter Sinclair (they/them)

My expertise in UX design and marketing allows me to apply big-picture thinking and cutting-edge user research to the products and experiences I design.

510.692.2354 | Denver, CO | shokai@shokaisinclair.com | LinkedIn

Resume

Experience

UX lead, Crush & Lovely, 2022–present (New York, NY)

Director of product design, CrowdSolve, 2022–2022 (Denver, CO)

User experience designer (freelance), 2016–2022 (Denver, CO)

Marketing and communications director, Shotgun Players, 2017–2019 (Berkeley, CA)

Director of marketing and communications, Jewish Federation of the East Bay, 2014–2016 (Berkeley, CA)

Education

General Assembly
UX design intensive, 2020

San Francisco Art Institute
BA in urban studies, 2010

Training

Tools

Adobe Creative Suite • Airtable • Figma • Google Analytics • InVision • Miro • OptimalSort • Sketch • Slack • Trello • Typeform • WordPress • Xd • Zeplin • Zoom

Skills

affinity mapping • animation • art direction • branding and identity • card sorting • competitive analysis • content marketing • usability testing • copywriting • CSS • customer journey mapping • editing • group facilitation • heuristic evaluations • HTML • ideation methodologies • marketing strategy • presenting/pitching • user flows • survey design • video production • visual design • wireframing/prototyping

Pathways to Equity
Design justice fellowship, 2021

Shokai Carter Sinclair

Bio

Shokai Sinclair

I was born in Boston, Massachusetts. I grew up in the swamps of North Carolina. I lived in the San Francisco Bay Area for over 16 years before moving to Denver, Colorado, in 2020.

I went full-time as an experience designer in 2019, and I now focus on designing regenerative solutions for a rapidly changing world through my design services, marketing services, group facilitation, and one-on-one coaching.

In 2020, I co-founded NC Handmade — an online marketplace for North Carolina craft artisans — with my mother, Lauren Sinclair. I have thoroughly enjoyed building this community and growing a family business.

In my daily life, I cultivate an analytical and strategic approach to creative problem-solving. I counterbalance linear thinking by regularly investigating my intuition through artwork, meditation, and tarot divination. I believe that the subconscious holds valuable information for personal and interpersonal transformation.

Throughout my education and career, the arts have factored heavily in how I engage with the world — in causes ranging from environmental conservation to philanthropy to health care. That’s not just a coincidence. As an artist, systems thinking and storytelling are hard-wired into me, and I believe that art and artists need to be integrated into every problem humanity is currently facing in order for these movements to be truly transformative.