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Summer 2018, I spent ten weeks at Johnson & Johnson's internal design studio in New York City with the digital experience design team for medical devices.

J&J DESIGN STUDIO

Johnson & Johnson's studio hosts a wide range of design processes, from UI/UX to environmental design.  Designing for all of the company’s business groups - consumer, pharmacy, medical devices and corporate communications - the studio requires willingness to continually grow and understand new subjects to design for.

The medical devices team gives healthcare professionals access to top quality medical equipment through the six medical device brands under J&J, and during my summer there I was able to assist my team in the giant undertaking of a mega-site redesign.

MEDICAL DEVICES TEAM WORK

  • Attended all design team meetings and conference calls
  • Participated in team sprints
  • Assisted in user research for mega-site
  • Created visual assets and designs (iconography, modal designs, full-page designs) for a a new website incapsulating Johnson & Johnson's 6 medical device brands
  • Participated and presented in design team critiques
  • Created design documentation to hand-off designs onto engineers located in different offices

INTERN SIDE PROJECT

A renovation project  for Women in Science, Technology, Engineering, Manufacturing, Mathematics, and Design (WiSTEM2D), a Johnson & Johnson organization established to invest in young girls and women for investment in their future careers.

  • Assisted in user research 
  • Created detailed user journey maps
  • Pitched new concepts and directions for the organization in a studio-wide presentation


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LEARNINGS & TAKEAWAYS

  • Had my first opportunity to fully grasp what sort of communication needs to occur between the design team and the developer team in order to make the designs come to life
  • I worked on a project targeting a large consumer group that I walked into unfamiliar with so I had to immerse myself in the medical device industry, while keeping in mind that the users will be coming from many different backgrounds and knowledge sets
  • Being a healthcare company, accessibility was a heavy stress that my design team had to keep in mind for every decision, so learning how to design beautifully with accessibility as a top requirement was a rewarding challenge
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Thank you! 💗

Internship Experience

I'm job hunting!

I’m an enthusiastic multidisciplinary designer who is looking to work
on projects that touch lives and make an impact after my graduation
this spring. I hope to continue learning and growing by collaborating
with seasoned designers. My passions reside in people, technology,
and beautifully designed products.

Interested in working together?

emily.frebowitz@gmail.com

267 690 2331

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