Not your typical American-Indonesian from Los Angeles, California.
Los Angeles, California
Some people know how to do their taxes, others know the difference between HMO & PPO. I know how to convert users into members and shoppers into buyers.
My name is Ary Mega and I provide creative solutions with a background in advertising and e-commerce.
During business hours, I'm responsible for leading the global user experience at Fabletics, a TechStyle Fashion Group brand. After hours, I dedicate my time between fitness on a plant-based diet and motorcycles.
I was born and raised in Los Angeles, California, as an only child to two Indonesian-Americans. I grew up in the San Fernando Valley and graduated from Cleveland High School in 2006.
Growing up in the 818, there was a big music scene. Throughout middle and high school, I was in numerous bands, performing at The Cobalt Cafe, The Roxy, The Whiskey A Go Go, House of Blues and Knitting Factory, to name a few. But after I graduated high school, I realized the type of music we were making wasn't going to provide a stable income — so I enrolled at a community college to become a database administrator.
I dropped out after my third day.
School wasn't for me; I couldn't sit in a classroom for hours, being forced to learn Microsoft Word as a prerequisite. I've always been self-taught, so I taught myself how to code and design websites via YouTube — which led me to my profession.
2005 - 2007
2007 - 2009
Web Producer, VIMBY
2009 - 2012
Web Developer, Lunchbox
2013 - 2015
UX & UI Designer, ShoeDazzle
2015 - Now
Global UX Lead, Fabletics
In my senior year of high school, I got my first job as a barista at Starbucks in Granada Hills, California.
After two years, I hung up my apron because I found an internship ad for a web producer on Craigslist, which eventually turned into a paid job.
Two years later, I moved on as a web developer for an advertising agency in Culver City, California, where our biggest client was Unilever.
Fast-forward three years, I switched from writing code to designing experiences and interfaces in Santa Monica, California, for a women's fashion e-commerce brand. Shortly after my arrival, we were acquired by a competitor and moved in as one big family to El Segundo, California.
And now, I'm a father to the cutest Indonesian-Greek-Italian-Swedish baby and a partner to whom I want to share my life with.
On August 19th 2017, Alex and I found out we were expecting a baby; on May 4th 2018, we became parents.
Arro Mega slid into this world like a DM at 7.11lbs, 20.5 inches tall and a head circumference of 33cm.
In my spare time, I like to challenge myself in my areas of interest: design, fitness and motorcycles. Here are a few projects I'm currently working on: