About Me

In August of 2021, I graduated from Carnegie Mellon University with a master's degree in Human-Computer Interaction.

I am currently an Interaction Design Specialist at Accenture Song, a global design and innovation consultancy. In this role, I help create people-driven experiences that excite both business leaders and UX professionals. I envision a career of using cutting edge technology and research to improve products, services, and lives through a better understanding of the user experience.

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In my free time, I enjoy...
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My Story

My interest in engineering and design started very early through my interactions with my grandfather, who was a civil engineer in Nigeria. He spent his career designing and building roads and bridges across the country. I was fascinated as he shared his experiences and career highlights with me.

This early interest prompted me to enroll in elective courses rooted in mechanical drafting, engineering, and design in high school. I thoroughly enjoyed these courses, and discovered that I thrived best when pushing myself to think in abstract ways. 

My Past Experience

My academic, personal, and career experiences thus far have married components of human behavior with human-centered technology and design, which form the foundation of Human-Computer Interaction (HCI). These experiences had a direct effect on my decision to pursue a career as a designer.

Oct 2021 - Present

Interaction Design Specialist - Accenture

Feb 2021 - Aug 2021

UX Design & Research Lead - CoEx Lab

Oct 2018 - Feb 2021

Management Consultant - Accenture

jul 2018 - Dec 2019

User Experience Intern - Nexxchair


How do you pronounce your name?

My name is pronounced "E.J.". Ije is short for Ijeabalum, a Nigerian (specifically, Igbo) name that means "my journey has been worthwhile".

Do you prefer research or design?

Design! While I enjoy learning about people and uncovering data-driven insights through user research, I love designing new and exciting user interfaces.