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 | firstname.lastname@example.org | LinkedIn
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)
Earlier employment history is available on request.
UX design intensive, 2020
San Francisco Art Institute
BA in urban studies, 2010
Pathways to Equity
Design justice fellowship, 2021
Adobe Creative Suite • Airtable • ClickUp • Figma • Google Analytics • InVision • Miro • OptimalSort • SEMrush • Slack • Trello • Typeform • WordPress • Zoom
affinity mapping • animation • art direction • branding and identity • card sorting • competitive analysis • content marketing • copywriting • CSS • customer journey mapping • editing • group facilitation • heuristic evaluations • HTML • ideation methodologies • marketing strategy • presenting/pitching • usability research • user flows • survey design • video production • visual design • wireframing/prototyping
Shokai Carter 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 user experience designer in 2019, and I now focus on sustainably and equitably designing digital products for a rapidly changing world.
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.
You can see some of my artwork at airloom.space.