Emily Ragle ’12 (Graphic Design B.F.A.) has contributed to apps for the Food Network, National Geographic, Fast Company, the Royal Irish Academy, and more. Previously with Joe Zeff Design, a firm that develops apps for a variety of clients, she is currently principal product designer for Plated in New York City.
At Plated - a company that delivers chef-designed recipes and measured ingredients to subscribers nationwide - the term "product" can be applied to anything their users interact with, from a feature in a mobile app to a physical product such as a recipe card. Ragle conducts research and creates digital assets for the company. Recently, when Plated's business model changed to a subscription service, she was tasked with ensuring that customers who went to plated.com to choose which recipes would be delivered to them found the process as simple as possible. "It was a fun and interesting UX challenge, and I'm very proud of the outcome, as it made a major impact on our users and the business," Ragle stated.
It's been exciting to be involved in such important projects within a short period after graduating from MICA," she said. "The College taught me how to collaborate, which is absolutely essential to the success of our studio."