Hello, my name is Ayannah N. Buford.


  • Photoshop
  • Axure RP
  • Illustrator
  • InDesign
  • Dreamweaver
  • Premiere
  • Balsamic
  • Omnigraffle
  • PowerPoint
  • Excel


  • Prototyping
  • Visual Design
  • Usability Testing
  • Interviews
  • Ecosystem Observation
  • Product Team Facilitation
  • Workflow Process Analysis
  • HTML5/CSS3

Interests and Passions

  • Understanding about next generation interfaces including holographic technology and AI voice command design
  • Lifting weights and gym play
  • Learning front end engineering skills including Javascript, PHP, Ruby, Python, and C++

About Me

My name is Ayannah. I am a usability engineer, UX designer, and customer experience enthusiast. I have over 9 years of experience working with clients to solve their business challenges with creative design solution. My process is grounded in one core principle: If users don't enjoy using "it", they are already looking for a better alternative.

I have worked for Deloitte Consulting LLP and Lockheed Martin Corporation during my career. The web, mobile, and print projects I have worked on with federal agencies include National Archives and Records Administration, Food and Drug Administration, the Pentagon, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, and Customs and Border Protection.

I have received awards and nominations including 2011 Celebration of Excellence for my eCatalog project, 2013 Women of Color Technology Rising Star Award and down-selected for 2013 BEYA Most Promising Engineer for a STEM-focused customer experience project, and nominated for the 2015 Health and Human Services Innovation Award for mobile design.



  • M.S. in IT - Human Computer Interaction
  • Human Factors International - Certified Usability Analyst
  • Master Certificate for Multimedia Design and Visual Communication
  • Project Management Professional (PMP)

Resume Available For Viewing