Nora Fayad Rauhouse 

As a fearless UX Designer with a background in the coffee industry and video editing, I am determined to create accessible human experiences in both digital and beverage form. My ability to use compelling storytelling and user-centered research has created a recipe for insightful solutions that satisfy business goals and user needs.
Who the heck am I you ask? I'm Nora! The designer you want on your team! Nice to meet you! Feel free to check out some of the projects I've worked on the past couple years!


Starting my career in UXUI has truly been a whirlwind. I have lived many lives, worked in many careers over the years, the common denominator being me, empathy and story telling. I have been in search for many years trying to find something that has all of the things I love, when I was first introduced to UXUI it was like a lightbulb appeared above my head. I knew it was what I had been looking for all this time. 



Working in film is about empathy. I have been a filmmaker for many years, and one of the most important things I have learned is that being able to understand and connect with others is essential to creating compelling and meaningful stories.

In order to a their story in an authentic and meaningful way, I had to be able to understand emotions and experiences on a deep level. I listened to stories, asked questions, and tried to put myself in their shoes. This has  allowed me to create film that is not only informative, but also deeply moving and empathetic.

Throughout my career, I have continued to use empathy as a guiding principle in my work. Whether I am working on a documentary, a narrative film, or a commercial, I strive to understand and connect with the people I am portraying. This allows me to create stories that are not only entertaining, but also thought-provoking and emotionally resonant.

In conclusion, working in film is about empathy. By understanding and connecting with others, we can create stories that are powerful and meaningful, and that have the ability to touch the hearts and minds of audiences around the world.


Being a Barista I’ve learned one thing, most coffee Is bad; it's not just about the beans, the machine, or the barista, it’s about the perfect harmony of all the elements combined in one cup. Since the beginning of my career, I have strived to find perfection in all of these elements. This appreciation was instilled in me from a very young age, coffee brought the family together, generations of my family were molded in the coffee industry, and I work every day to not only make my legacy but to preserve theirs. I not only have a passion for the coffee, but the process from start to finish.

I knew from the moment my fingers touched the first espresso machine I used that I wanted to understand every piece of it; every screw, every knob, and every dial. I wanted nothing to stand in the way of pouring that perfect shot. Even if it meant taking it apart, piece-by-piece, and putting it back together again just so I could know how every machination came together, that’s what I’d have to do. I’ll be the first to admit that, perhaps, I bit off more than I could chew in that regard. But I learned enough to say, with confidence, that I can diagnose almost any issue in the La Marzzacoa machines I’ve worked with over the years. And if I can’t fix it myself, I at least know how to explain the issue to the person that does.

 But I want to know more. I’m ready to train and eager to practice. I fancy myself a quick learner, and with the experience, I’ve been lucky to get over the years, I know I can handle any challenges that might come my way in this new role. I went from serving coffee at community events from a 100cup carafe to managing four different coffee shops in two states, and I don’t plan on slowing down anytime soon.




I am passionate about doing the work to address the root causes of trauma and promote resilience in individuals and communities. I have worked closely with individuals who have experienced trauma and helped them develop coping skills and strategies for managing their emotions and behaviors. I have also provided support to families and communities to help them prevent trauma and build resilience. I believe that my experience and skills make me an ideal candidate to empathize in any role I’m given.

As a worker at a trauma-informed primary prevention non-profit, I was able to work on some truly rewarding and impactful projects. We worked closely with schools and community organizations to provide safe place for children who would benefit from a community but wouldn’t have access otherwise. The program is incredibly effective, and we see significant improvements in the children's behaviors and emotional well-being.

Seeing the positive impact that the group had on the children was incredibly rewarding and reinforced my passion for working in the field of trauma-informed primary prevention.

I have had the opportunity to work with individuals, families, and communities to help them prevent and overcome trauma. 

The work that I have done has not only helped further my own empathy for the world around me, but it has incited a real fuel to continue developing a world that everyone can enjoy.



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UXUI Designer