Tanya Houseman - User Advocate + Content Strategist
Helping people find what they're looking for

About

My career's foundation was built on content strategy.

I cut my teeth in journalism, and eventually went into media relations and content strategy. I built 3 websites, and 3 intranets. It was the last intranet project that punted me into user-centric design.

I wanted to help stakeholders understand why user-centric design and strategy was necessary for employee engagement, user adoption, and better customer service. So I completed a master's of science in Information + Digital Strategy from Columbia University, and also completed a UXDI immersive from General Assembly. I'm a life-long learner, so I'm sure I'll have more to add here.

My super powers-- I am great at bringing people together and working on teams. I've been told that I am a thoughtful project manager, and a talented user researcher.

I would love to work on your team and help your organization find that nexus between clients and users. My resume has all the details of my projects and their results.

When I'm not UXing, friends will find me playing music, riding my scooter, or binging on Star Trek reruns.

 
 

 

 

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I've spent a great chunk of my lifetime playing music -- electric and upright bass, classic and flamenco guitar. I think playing music is the ultimate team experience.

I've spent a great chunk of my lifetime playing music -- electric and upright bass, classic and flamenco guitar. I think playing music is the ultimate team experience.

My Resume

“Tanya was a student in a course that I teach for Columbia University on Knowledge Strategy and Services. She was an outstanding student and is a wonderful person. Her assignments were always insightful, innovative and provided detailed analysis. Her final project implementation assignment was so effective that I use it as an exemplar for future students. Tanya clearly maintains strong project management and interpersonal skills that provide a strong foundation for her obvious technical talents. She is a top professional who understands her field and the importance of connecting what she does to business strategy for the benefit of her client.”

— --Ed Hoffman, NASA Chief Knowledge Officer