About me


Hello
I’m Emma “Rosie” Sycks, an Atlanta-based product designer & strategist. I am passionate about sustainability, social equity, and storytelling. Most importantly, I am passionate about people. I leverage my visual design skills with my technical knowledge of research and interaction to advocate for my users.


Education
I am currently attending The Georgia Institute of Technology as a Stamps Presidents Scholar, where I am pursuing a Bachelors of Science in Literature, Media, and Communication with a focus on Digital Media + Design. Through my interdisciplinary degree program, I have been able to study everything from gender and race studies to sustainability and international affairs.
🎓 Expected graduation: December 2022


Why design?
Growing up, I wanted to be a painter. Somehow I ended up a Georgia Tech (aka the opposite of art school). After several classes, one or two serendipitous opportunities, and a few great mentors, I found myself in ux/product design. Product design is so appealing to me because it perfectly merges my creative, strategic, and technical sides. It's like solving really complex, really cool open-ended puzzles with a creative twist. While that may sound like a nightmare to some, I love it💛

Design is for everyone! I love the way design and techonology bring together people of all different backgrounds and walks of life to solve problems and build empathy💡 I currently instruct a Design Bootcamp learn more →




Experience


Incoming Product Designer / IBM Aug 2021 - Present

Design Bootcamp Instructor / Bits of Good @ Georgia Tech Aug 2021 - Present

UX Design Intern / IBM Cognitive Systems May - Aug 2021

Digital Design Intern / P&G Beauty Care Innovation Studio Jan - May 2021

Design Intern / Electrik Skin ProductionsJan - Apr 2020

UX Design Intern / Spanx May - Aug 2019

Awards


Stamps Presidents Scholarship Recipient Georgia Tech / 2017 - Present Awarded the Stamps Presidents Scholarship, a four-year, full-ride scholarship to attend Georgia Tech.

Gold Scholarship Recipient SCAD Summer Seminars SCAD Atlanta / June 2015

Speaking


Georgia Cyber Academy / Talk: UX design and other creative careers in Tech   April 2022

GT Design Club / Panelist: Design Intern Panel February 2022

Bits of Good / Panelist: Design Intern Panel September 2021







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