I’m Courtney, a designer and engineer interested in creating platforms for people to engage with the world and others around them. I enjoy creating beautiful user experiences led by research-driven design. 








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I am a recent graduate of Carnegie Mellon University (May 2017) with a BFA in Industrial Design and a minor in Biomedical Engineering. 

After finishing my studies I headed out to explore the world-- traveling to Korea, Japan, Singapore, France, and Switzerland. Although my home base is in New York, I love being on the move and am interested in working abroad. 

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Besides travelling, I enjoy temporary tattooing , making faces with my dog, and exploring new methods of transportation



I believe design is...





Carnegie Mellon University
Major | BFA Industrial Design
Minor | Biomedical Engineering
3.25/4.00 with College Honors
Graduated May 2017

Central Saint Martins
Study Abroad | London, UK
Product Design
Fall 2015

New York University
Summer Intensive | NYC
Physical Computing
Summer 2015


Adobe Suite
Autodesk Fusion 360

User Research
2D + 3D Prototyping
Physical Computing
Service Mapping


User Research
User Experience
Exhibit Design
Service Design
Complex Systems
Interdisciplinary Teams


Emerald Cloud Laboratory, San Francisco, CA
User Experience Designer | May 2016 - August 2016
I designed the wireframes and overall user experience for the software used to execute, monitor, and troubleshoot every experiment run in the laboratory. I interviewed biologists in and out of the company and worked directly with software engineering teams in order to execute prototypes I built in Sketch and InVision.  I presented my work at both company-wide meetings and weekly meetings with the CEO and Creative Director. 

American Eagle Outfitters, Pittsburgh, PA
User Research Designer | January 2016 - May 2016
I redesigned the shopping experience in order to accommodate for new technologies and respond to customer and employee pain-points discovered in my research. I used methods such as interviewing across various retail environments, data tracking, and user testing. I presented my final proposal at the American Eagle Outfitters national headquarters.


leadership experience

Hazelwood Community Exhibition, Pittsburgh, PA
Content Co-lead | January 2017 - May 2017
I oversaw the written materials for the exhibition on systemic loss in Hazelwood, PA. I worked with our 32-person design team to ensure consistency across the generated content and took responsibility of writing all main text, including the show’s statement piece. Additionally, I helped prepare interview sessions with community members and design the exhibit's historical section. 

Mellon Institute of Industrial Research, Pittsburgh, PA
Outreach Coordinator, iGEM Team | May 2014 - November 2014
I ran all community programs for the Carnegie Mellon iGEM team in preparation for an international genetics competition. My responsibilities included: planning and running teaching sessions to over 300 students, designing novel educational activities, presenting at workshops, and organizing a day-long conference for four other teams from the region. 

recognition + activities

First Biomedical Engineering Minor in the School of Design | Spring 2017
VentureWell Competition |  Phase I,  S.A.F.E Device | Spring 2017
University Research Grant | Kopo Wai | February 2016
iGEM Competition | Gold Medal + Best Scientific Poster, iGEM Foundation | Fall 2015
Design Merit Award | School of Design | 2014
University Research Grant | iGEM | May 2014
Industrial Designers Society of America | Member | January 2016 - Present
Delta Gamma Fraternity Member | Member | Fall 2014 - Present



Available on request



Let's get in touch! 

Write hello@courtneypozzi.com

Talk 516.661.1690