amalie barras

designer and data lover

amalie barras

data + design in Austin, TX

sweet, ya found me!

I am a data analyst and web designer in Austin, TX. I'm currently seeking opportunities where I can use data and design to create experiences that empower users to make their own discoveries. I love data because it helps me to understand the world around me better. And the more we understand about the world, the more we can make better.

I worked as an analyst at EA for three years when I fell in love with design. I fell in love with the process of deeply understanding user needs, creating prototypes, testing how data were being interpreted, and understanding how users would make decisions based on this data. I completed a 12-week design program at the Iron Yard, learning new skills, tools, and completing some really neat projects along the way.

I spend a lot of my free time learning new stuff with great folks at workshops, hackathons, and meetups, and I currently serve as membership lead for the local Code for America brigade, Open Austin.

When I’m not working, I like to drink coffee, watch people, and go shopping, but I balance that city-gal stuff with a fair amount of slacklining, climbing, and sleeping in tents.

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