I'm a senior User Experience Designer based in the Seattle area, currently employed at Amazon on the Alexa Voice Platform team. Amongst my professional passions are natural user interfaces, motivational design, designing for constraints, and storytelling.

When I'm not designing, you'll most likely find me onstage. I am a professional improvisational theatre, musical theatre, and film/video actress. I've been an ensemble member with Unexpected Productions for over 8 years, and I appear regularly in their flagship improv comedy show Seattle TheatreSports. I am also an improv instructor with UP, specializing in teaching beginning improv to adults of all ages by creating a safe and supportive environment. In addition, I serve as digital media director and performer for Seattle Experimental Theater.

My past employers include Microsoft, Griptonite Games, Electronic Arts, Maxis, and Walt Disney Parks & Resorts, and Sesame Place. I have a bachelor's degree in computer science and human-computer interaction from Carnegie Mellon University.

If you're on Twitter, you should follow me! (@muppetaphrodite)

Cheryl Platz