Hi there, I'm Talisha.

Though some describe me as quiet, I’ve always been keenly observant and analytical. My ability to assess and uncover the why in any situation makes me a strong researcher.

Whether its improving a digital experience or finding a more effective way to organize my possessions, I love solving problems. My drive towards applying research insights makes me an effective designer.

I’ve tried everything from back-end development and QA testing to user research and UI design. As a result, I understand the needs of different teams in the digital product development process. My broad experience in technology makes me a better collaborator.

When I am not working or organizing my socks, I spend my time dancing, practicing photography and hiking. National park road trip anyone?

Feel free to reach out to me: talisha.payton@gmail.com

 

What others say about me

“Talisha is an intelligent and thoughtful UX Designer with an amazing ability to ask the right questions. Talisha is a skilled researcher, always looking for the best solution. When you combine her ability to probe deeply into a problem with her resolve to find the best solution for her users you have a UX Designer that will challenge the status quo and effect positive change. It has been a pleasure having her in my class and I know she will make a big impact wherever she works.”

— JASON PRUNTY, PROFESSOR & PRODUCT DESIGNER

 

“Talisha possesses a remarkable ability to truly listen. Whether you're discussing a complex user problem, or the tacos you had for lunch, Talisha is committed to fully understanding your experience. Talisha leads her classmates to be better listeners, better designers, better product developers, & better people. I'm so grateful to be in the program with this rising star. ”

— TENNYSON TIPPY, GRADUATE STUDENT, SURFACE ARTIST & DESIGNER

 

“Talisha is very creative and dedicated, and always puts her best effort into her work. In team projects, she always contributed well, and improved the experience for other students involved in the class ”

— SEAN BOYLE, PROFESSOR AT RIT, FOUNDER & GAME DESIGNER

 

“I had a pleasure of working with Talisha on a couple projects. The most fun and satisfying project was "What Makes RIT" video that we worked on. She was a key individual on the project as she had creative ideas on how to make the video more engaging. She was very devoted to the project and delivered her parts on time and helped tremendously with remaining project's work. She also has a great personality that makes working with her an enjoyable experience.”

— NOMAAN AHGHARIAN, RIT ALUM, UX ENGINEER

 

“Talisha is dedicated and deliberate with her work. She works well in a team, and she helps to make others around her to accomplish the goal.”

— DAN KENNEDY, Professor at RIT, JAVA DEVELOPER