A User Experience Designer & Researcher / Web Developer in New York City
“Sophie worked with ASB Bank for a period of 7 months as part of University of Auckland Information Systems paper. The objective of the project was to re-design a legacy Staff Rostering system for the organisation taking into account current technologies and the changing needs of the business. Over the duration of the project Sophie performed exceptionally well, managing a large backlog of work, delivering exceptional presentations and engaging with end users and stakeholders across the business to deliver user stories which informed the project’s priorities and delivery. ASB Bank would have gladly taken Sophie on in a permanent capacity, however her desire to pursue overseas opportunities mean that this will need to wait! We wish her well and I would strongly recommend that prospective employers consider her for opportunities – she won’t disappoint!”
– Head of Retail Solutions, ASB Bank
“Sophie Burns was in my class “Systems Design” in 2017. The course focussed on design for mixed reality using HoloLens with connections to a domain specific database, other data sources and the Cognitive Services of Microsoft Azure. Sophie worked as a great team member and produced excellent specifications of the group design. Her ability to envision and then articulate in a storyboard of how the solution would appear to the end-user was outstanding. She has a talent of great value and I would love to have her working with me.”
– Lecturer, Information Systems, the University of Auckland
"Sophie has always been a personable person, getting along well with her team as well as with her stakeholders. Her personality and ability to relate and communicate effectively are her strengths. She is also very organised and can be relied upon to get the job done on time."
– Senior Manager, Retail Solutions at ASB Bank
"Sophie was a critical member of the successful 345 project team. Her hard work and dedication was particularly evident in the high quality of her design and analysis work relating to the interface of the system, the documentation, and the communication and showcase assets. I am sure that Sophie has a bright and successful career in front of her!"
– Chief Architect, ASB Bank