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Lainee Goldman

Visual & UX Design Thinkaholic

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Finding new ways to use visual and UX solutions to embrace difficult problems, and communicate vital corporate strategy, values, employee benefits, new products, and complicated concepts in a fun and engaging way bringing amazing life to a range of digital products for the defense, education and health industries.

Work History

Sep 2015Present

Web Designer & Developer, Professional Technical Staff

Sandia National Laboratories
  • Design interaction and user experience solutions for desktop and mobile applications to support the Lab's culture, people, IT infrastructure and government partnerships.
  • Collaborate with UX researchers, product owners and developers throughout product cycles, to deliver effective visual design solutions meeting requirements and scaling for future releases.
  • Create iterative sketches, wireframes, high-fidelity mockups, interactive prototypes, and written specs to communicate design concepts to developers.
  • Engage with customers to validate design solutions and communicate  results of usability testing.
  • Accept and incorporate feedback from organizational leaders, and customers in a rapid iterative design process, and effectively produce highly polished and professional finished design deliverables under tight timelines.
  • Write communication plans, design digital and print collateral to support  IT enterprise-wide product launches. 
Apr 2005Sep 2015

Creative Designer, Professional Lab Staff

Sandia National Laboratories
  • Designed creative solutions for print and digital channels to communicate core missions for Executive Office, Benefits & Compensation, Corporate Learning, Media Relations, Talent Management,  Public Relations  & Communications, and critical programs.
  • Enhanced the Creative Services Center  team’s productivity with the modernization of processes based on modern digital tools for digital asset management.
  • Engaged with customers from start to completion for print/digital publications, desktop and mobile informational websites, email campaigns, e-learning modules, software interfaces and PowerPoint presentation materials.
  • Engaged with  executive leadership to produce communication plans, status reports, and final design solutions to support strategic objectives.
Jan 2006Oct 2011


University of New Mexico, Institute for Professional Development
  • Developed brand identities and communication collateral for;  Online Portfolio for Alternative Licensure, Transition to Teaching, UNM Teacher Field Service Portal, and, ReportNM, all grant- funded initiatives to communicate and sustain effective professional development for New Mexico educators.  
Jul 2000Jun 2005

Multimedia Development Specialist

University of New Mexico, College of Education
  • Developed interactive media and printed materials for the Navajo Education Technology Consortium.  Art directed photography, graphics, audio/visual and associated operations for production of interactive K-12 lessons and marketing materials. 
  • Coordinated programmers, animators, graphic designers, and audio/video production personnel. Applied learning theory and instructional design methods to create teacher guides, story boards, for K-12 media-rich lessons.
  • Represented the UNM studio’s creative and instructional philosophy, methodology and capabilities.



Bachelors of Science

University of New Mexico

Organizational Learning and Instructional Design



Management Academy

University of New Mexico

Leadership Development Program 


2014 Employee Recognition Awards, Sandia National Laboratories

2014 NOVA Award for Teamwork, Lockheed Martin

  • Health Benefits and Employee Services Health Action Plan Team