Arisa Conwell

Problems are complex. The best solutions are simple. Great user experience design is the line between those two points.


Hey, I’m Arisa. I hail from Upland, CA but was drawn to the northwest for it’s mountains and lakes. 

As a UX designer, I believe:

  • Powerful messages are simple
  • The most effective designs are clear and guide a user through a seemingly effortless flow. 
  • And most importantly, I believe great design is deeply rooted in empathy. Empathy brings heightened contextual awareness to every detail of a design and helps drive moments of delight as users interact with systems designed to solve their unique needs.

I am currently working on complex productivity scenarios for game and app developers at Microsoft; and prior to joining Microsoft I delivered digital solutions for companies like Panera, Zipcar, LogMeIn and other consumer products.

I thrive solving hard problems and delivering simple solutions; and I believe in failing fast and iterating often to swiftly come to the right solution. 

I’m a UX designer, hiker, a 12th man for life, and I’m constantly looking for engaging problems with great teams where I can make a big impact.



User Experience Designer at Microsoft


Seattle, Washington

Tool set: 

Axure, Sketch, Balsamiq, Invision, Adobe XD, Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, HTML/CSS, Javascript, Google Analytics, Micorsoft Excel


Prototyping, Wireframing, User flows, Information architecture, User testing, Content strategy, UI, Personas, Journey mapping, Sketching, Attention to detail, Empathy

Making the simple complicated is commonplace; making the complicated simple, awesomely simple, that’s creativity.
— Charles Mingus

Arisa is an exceptional user experience designer, collaborator and team mate. She brings craft, enthusiasm and joy to every project she participates in, and is an invaluable contributor from strategy through development.
Most of all, Arisa is smart. She approaches every project with an open mind, quickly narrows in on the right opportunity, understands on how she can be of value for both her client and their customers - and then delivers on that.
From interviews, through user journeys, sitemaps, prototypes and user testing Arisa actively engages her team and client, and establishes an environment that encourages co-creation and innovation. Her work is thoughtful and articulate, her passion for her work evident in every artifact and presentation.
I’d love to work with Arisa again in the future.