My name's Maria Zub. I'm a design strategist & UX designer who loves creating
thoughtful experiences
mobile & web applications
user-friendly services
thoughtful experiences
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Recent Works

"How to Get It" From

Redesigning the way we communicate fulfillment options on the Product Information Page (PIP)
"Maria is insightful, smart, and incredibly analytical. She has a keen ability to filter through many data points and provide cohesive solutions to complex problems."
— Lead UX Designer at the Home Depot

Mobile Banking Experience Redesign

Rethinking user experience of a popular bank's mobile application

Increasing Civic Engagement with Comedy

Can comedy shows encourage citizens to engage, volunteer, and vote?

My Current Skillset


My Experience

I enjoy creating impactful, insight-driven experiences and building services based on expansive expertise in social psychology and entrepreneurship.
About Me
2021 – Present

Auctane LLC

Leading design teams for two investment brands: and ShipEngine who serve users with various mailing and shipping needs.
DESIGN manager
2021 – 2021

NCR Corporation

Leading a design team creating NCR’s next generation mobile merchandising and inventory SaaS (replacing an outdated, widely deployed on-premise solution) for top US retailers.
2018 – 2020

The Home Depot

At the Home Depot, I was an integral part of the team responsible for the improvement of the fulfillment experience on the I was the lead or solo designer on the team for most of the projects.
2017 – 2018

Austin Center for Design

I studied Interaction Design & Social Entrepreneurship in an intense, 9-months long program. Austin Center for Design is famous for its professors (all successful, practicing designers from the industry) and high standards of educations.
User Experience Design STUDENT
2016 – 2017


Assisted UX Leads and Designers in user interviews, synthesis workshops, client presentations and meetings. Got a chance to work on the Keller Williams account, and influence the UX of KW CRM!
User Experience Design Intern

What others say about me

“I’ve had the distinct honor of working along side Maria. She is extremely intelligent, bold, creative and one of the best designers I’ve worked with. She is open minded while working on customer issues and is quick to offer creative solutions to the most challenging problems. I am truly thankful that I got to know Maria and collaborate with her on multiple large scale projects and I hope I get to work with her again sometime in the future.”
Sr Product Manager at Home Depot
“Maria has the fantastic combination of being a systems thinker and having insight into her colleagues that allows her to succeed in complex environments. She cares about doing great work and understands how to dig deep to develop domain expertise. I would jump at the opportunity to collaborate with her again.”
Senior UX Designer at Handsome
“Maria is insightful, smart, and incredibly analytical. She has a keen ability to filter through many data points and provide cohesive solutions to complex problems. Her passion for creating great user experiences is obvious, and her bold yet kind demeanor strikes a perfect balance for collaboration without making sacrifices. Maria is an absolute asset to any team she works for and an easy recommendation.”
Lead UX Designer at Home Depot
“Maria is an example of mature leadership. She is a creative, highly conscientious designer that leans into user insights and business needs to produce a great experience. I would work with her again in a heartbeat.”
UX Researcher at Home Depot
My Expertise

Focused on Impact

Regardless of what project I'm involved in, I take pride in addressing both users' and business challenges in one shot.
Omnichannel Retail Experiences
D Service Design
Web & Mobile
currently in
Lisbon, Portugal

As a digital nomad I travel and work from anywhere

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I'm proud to have worked with:

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