A little about me

First things first, my name is Raphaela, and it rhymes with Delilah, not the Ninja Turtle. 😉
This a picture of me, Raphaela Hunter.

As a User Experience Designer, I’ve consulted with Fortune100 businesses, organizations, and individuals to reimagine customer-centric digital solutions and deliver true business ROI. Over the course of my many years of experience in Design, I've worked with global companies in the technology, healthcare, finance, automotive, retail, manufacturing, and telecom spaces.

I specialize in several skills, including Interaction and User Experience Design. Other specialties include Accessibility, User Flows, Storyboarding, Wireframing, and UI Design.

Favorite User Experience Quote

“You've got to start with the customer experience and work back toward the technology, not the other way around."

Steve Jobs
Apple Co-founder

My UX/UI Career Overview

UX Product Designer, Manager, Avanade | 2017 - 2022
UX Product Designer, Sr Consultant, Avanade | 2015 - 2017
UX Product Designer, Contractor, Avanade - Filter | 2014 - 2015
UI Designer, Contractor, DSIQ - The Creative Circle | 2014 - 2014
UX/UI Designer, Principal Lead, Seattle Internet Solutions | 2007 - 2014
Senior Web Designer, Sedona Management Group | 1999 - 2007

My Certifications

Preparing for CPACC Certification - IAAP (web accessibility specialist)
Service Design Certification, Avanade | 2020
User Research Certification, Avanade | 2019
Design Thinking Facilitator Certification, LUMA | 2017

My Education

Art Institute of Seattle, AAA in Multi-media and Web Design | 2001

minor in photography

Central Washington University, BA in Law and Justice | 2012

Applicable UX skills : Research | Interviewing | Survey creation

Green River Community College, AAS in Physical Therapy | 1996

Applicable UX skills: Empathy | Listening | Improvising


Avanade Leadership Program for Women | 2018

Studio Champ of the Month | AUG 2017, MAR 2019, APR 2020

Best Professional Sports Team Website Design - Seattle Seahawks | Street and Smith | 2007

My Skills

Experience and Interaction Design
Product Design
User Interface Design
Prototype Design
Usability Design
Design Thinking - Mural
Design Strategy
Wireframes/Comps - Figma, Sketch, Axure, Adobe CS
Culture Leader and Builder

See my full résumé

Life Balance

Family and Friends

Spending time in Maui with 2 of my closet friends.
  • Grew up in Bellingham, WA
  • I enjoy visiting friends from all over the world
  • Every year I host a sushi making party for my friends and family (paused for COVID).

Fur Kids

Images of my fur kids. Black lab mix - Zen. My Chihuahua/Poodle mix - Pepper. My black cat - Tilly.
  • Zen - 60lb rescue
  • Pepper - 9lb rescue
  • Tilly - ?lb - “How dare you ask!” rescue


Photo of me with a flag marking the day I crossed the Antarctic Circle
  • Travel - I have visited all 7 continents
  • Photography - travel/street photography
  • DIY - life long love

Interested in learning more about me and my process?

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