Nice to meet you...
My name is Chantel Zapata Pray. I am New York City native, chocolate cupcake enthusiast, and a massive Jim Henson fan. I love to give back to the tech community here in NYC and I am a Founding Member of Tech Ladies, a Hexagon UX Mentor, and a She+ Geeks Out Ambassador. I also have an amazing loaf of a Corgi named Pam and a adorably clumsy cat named Duncan.
I am a User Experience Designer & Strategist who loves bringing data-driven, user-centered solutions to complex problems. With every project, I advocate for the user while ensuring business goals are met. I love collaborating with teams across disciplines. I am also comfortable managing projects as well as teams as a hands-on lead, holding deadlines sacred.
I am currently a UX Designer at Amazon and I love the positive impact I am able to have on consumers shopping experiences. Other clients I have worked with include WW (Weight Watchers), Marvel, Marriott, Reuters, Scholastic Inc., Google, Wyndham, Red.org, Harvard Business School - and this is only the beginning.
I have a BFA from Parsons the New School for Design. I have also taken part-time courses on User Experience Design and Front-End Web Development at General Assembly.