Allison Milchling

I specialize in 0 to 1 projects that enable growth and scalability for complex workflows.

Currently creating a better alternative to BigLaw at Atrium.

About Me 👋🏻

Leading UX design and product strategy for agile projects - from inception to completion. I scale complex workflows into intuitive, delightful solutions that address root pain points and yield expanded user adoption. I conduct and analyze research and user testing directly with end users to ensure constant accountability in my design process.

I’m a problem expert grounded in the long term vision. I adapt to changing business priorities and am quick to understand, synthesize, and deliver results that maintain strategic alignment to the core product vision. I’m a reliable teammate who is sought after across departments to be a sounding board and solution designer for complex and vague problems. I foster a culture that energizes all stakeholders to embrace the value of user-led product development to ensure the adoptability of relevant, intuitive solutions.

Beyond my day to day, I enjoy synthesizing my experiences into writing to contribute to the online product design community. Outside of work, I love road tripping in my camper van.

Please contact me for cases studies of my work.

Selected Writing ️✏️

A Framework for User-Centered Agile Development

Getting engineers and product managers on board with iterative design. This is a framework I recommend to any UX designer seeking to impart a dedicated UX focus to agile development teams. I've used it to build and launch new features within quick timelines when co-developing new products for enterprise clients.

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The FAQs That Got Me More UX Interviews

Transparency into the job hunting method I created. November of 2016, I decided to transition out of freelance user experience design. During my job hunt, I collected my favorite questions and wrote thoughtful and exhaustive answers, creating a list of frequently asked questions.

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User Testing Without Users

User testing and usability studies are as important on day one as they are when you have millions of users. When your internal resources are virtually non-existent, you still have a few great ways to understand your target audience and start testing how they’ll relate to your young idea.

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