Julie Fay is the User Experience Analyst for Digital Services Georgia. She helps state agencies solve user experience issues through various research methodologies and usability testing. Julie utilizes testing data to support digital design decisions to provide intuitive digital experiences for Georgians. 

Before joining Digital Services Georgia, Julie managed the web presence for Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana and was the Internet Director for KPLC-7News. 

Julie graduated from General Assembly’s UX/UI Immersive Program and, prior to that, she graduated cum laude from McNeese State University with a BA in communications and minor in psychology.

When not working on a digital device, Julie can be found tossing out audience suggestions at Improv shows, acting in short films, attempting yoga mindfulness, and catching all the new movie nominations before Oscar night.

Get to Know Julie

What is one of your proudest accomplishments?

One of my proudest accomplishments came while tasked with brainstorming creative anti-litter campaigns in Louisiana. I came up with an idea to do talking trash cans. That idea grew to include local 5th graders recording phrases for elementary school trash cans that would “talk” when someone pushed on the flap to throw something away. It was one of the first creative projects I got to work on from start to finish for local government. 

Who would I have as my first talk show guest?

My first talk show guest would have to be Oprah of course! Backstage, I’d ask her for tips on hosting a successful talk show. On camera, I’d ask her what are the top three pieces of advice she uncovered during her 25-year-long show that made the most impact in her life and others.

What is your favorite song?

My favorite song comes from the extraordinary Barbara Streisand. It’s called “A Piece of Sky” and never fails to inspire me. The song is all about life’s possibilities, sharing them with someone special, and learning more each and every day.

It all began the day I found

That from my window I could only see

A piece of sky

I stepped outside and looked around

I never dreamed it was so wide

Or even half as high …

If you could only have 3 apps on your smartphone what would they be?

When considering what my favorite three smartphone apps are I’m going to pretend the pre-loaded goodies like my map, camera, and weather app do not count. In which case I would keep Messenger so I can stay connected to my friends with messages and GIFs.

Sometimes when I’m not at work I’ll pop up in a short film or theatre production. So, I would keep Run Lines with Me, an app for memorizing lines at faster and faster speeds until I’ve either memorized them or gone a little crazy trying.

And last but not least, Duolingo to learn French. I mean who am I to resist such a cute little owl prodding me to practice my “bonjour’s” merci beaucoup?