Design work from Helena Jaramillo
Team & role

Google

From August 2014  to May 2016 I was a designer on the Google Video Ads UX Team. There, I worked on analytical tools that empowered Account Managers and Executives to better understand and pitch YouTube ads to their clients.

Team & role

Team & role

Our team was split across San Bruno, California and Zurich - encompassing designers and researchers. I was based in Zurich, and was the sole designer on the area I was working on. I worked directly with engineers and a few PM's, and conducted my own user interviews. 

Projects

Projects

I worked on a few projects during my time there, taking them from ideation to launch. Primarily, I focused on making complex information simpler to understand. I did this partly by talking to many many Account Managers and Executives across the U.S and Europe to learn about what information mattered most to them and how they used analytical tools in their workflow. 

Unfortunately, I can't show my work here due to it's confidential nature. 

Collaboration

Collaboration

Although I was the sole designer for my specific area - I worked closely with designers and researchers working on related projects. This included reviewing work weekly, getting feedback, and sometimes "sprinting" on more high-level concepts. 

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Zurich

Zurich

For the role, I had the privilege of moving to Zurich. I didn't end up learning Swiss-German, but I did pick up a little German and I did eat more chocolate than ever before.