An enthusiastic collaborator and communicator, I delight in collaborating with diverse, interdisciplinary teams to create elegant solutions to complex design problems. Following an agile, user-centered design methodology, I leverage my aesthetic talents and profound technical knowledge to craft experiences which are intuitive, meaningful, and delightful.
Designer of the Company • 128 Technology
January 2016 – Current • Boston, MA
Lead all creative direction for user experience design and marketing communications across the entire multi-national organization.
Collaborate with product management, engineering, and sales teams to drive UX design for Internet networking software platform. Document, discover, and validate product requirements. Deliver user flows, functional UX requirements, hi-fi visual design specifications, design pattern library, style guide, and interactive prototypes. Re-defined UXD tool stack and work flow resulting in ~50% reduction in design and development time. Own web design and architecture of corporate website including Salesforce community, marketing automation suite, localization, analytics, and technical SEO.
Lead Product/UX Designer (Contract) • RallyPoint Networks, Inc.
September 2015 – January 2016 • Boston, MA
Collaborate with executive leadership, cross-functional department directors, development team, and marketing design department to define product user experience. Achieved desktop and mobile product redesign in one quarter.
User Experience & Visual Designer • DEKA Research and Development Corp.
November 2014 – September 2015 • Manchester, NH
Sketch, wireframe, prototype, design concepts to define interactive behavior and visual style of enterprise-class software systems in the medical sector. Present design concepts to key stakeholders including client, product owners, development and Q.A. team leads, human factors/ safety compliance experts. Plan and coordinate execution of designs with offsite development team in an agile environment. Created automatic documentation generator using Axure RP to deliver automatically-generated design specification documents.
Principal Designer • AM Design
January 2014 – 2015 • Seattle, WA & Pittsburgh, PA
Created and managed designs in myriad capacities (branding and identity, UX, print design, etc.) for several startups at CMU and AlphaLabs, a nationally-ranked Pittsburgh startup incubator. I have planned studio shoots and edited images for clients including the CMU Office of Admissions, Alumni Association, and more recently, Microsoft. I have additionally worked as a stills unit lead for music videos and live concerts.
Marketing Communications Design Intern • Apple Inc.
May – August 2012 • Cupertino, CA
Assisted Interactive Marketing Communications team in information architecture, designing layout, and producing digital assets for externally facing user interfaces, internal communications, and special events. Specific projects include Apple.com and World Wide Developers Conference (WWDC) 2012 Conference Application.
Design Intern • XL//Industries
June -August 2011 & 2012 • Hollywood, CA
Assisted in storyboarding views and scenarios, designing interactions and visual language, produced assets, and front-end development for five major magazines’ mobile applications. Implemented digital design and photo retouching for advertising materials (posters, banners, industry award ballots, etc.) for Fox Studios productions.
In the Pocket 2013 • Design Lead
August – December 2013 • The Batch Foundation • Pittsburgh, PA
Lead a multidisciplinary team of six in the UI & Visual design efforts of three systems critical in the running of In the Pocket, the Pittsburgh Steelers’ largest charity event to benefit local elementary schools.
Enteract • Design & Front-End Development Lead
January – May 2013 • CMU Information Systems Department
Designed and lead front-end implementation of a responsive audience voting system for the Most Innovative Booth (structures built by student organizations) during CMU’s largest alumni event, Spring Carnival.
Ambiance • Design Lead
January – May 2014 • The Frank Ratchye STUDIO for Creative Inquiry
Spearheaded design research, brainstorming, and low-fi prototyping efforts for a final proposal of multiple implementation solutions for a sound installation in the Center for Sustainable Landscapes at Phipps Conservatory.
First Place Overall • Design Excellence Award
Apple App Store Marketing Competition • 2012
Best Visual Presentation
American Marketing Association National Collegiate Competition • 2011, 2012
National Winner – Google Anita Borg Scholarship
Google Anita Borg Scholars Program • 2010
National Winner – NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing
National Center for Women in Information Technology • 2010
Carnegie Mellon University
B.S. Information Systems -&-
Human Computer Interaction
3.25 GPA • Dean’s List Honors
Rhode Island School of Design
Institute for Graphic Design Studies
Poster Design, Branding + Identity Design, Magazine Design
User Interface Design
User Experience Design
User Research & Testing
Digital Imagining & Retouching
Animation & Motion Graphics
Digital Audio Mixing
Use Case Definition
Taskflow/ Workflow Diagramming
Personas & Scenarios
Medium & High-Fidelity Prototyping
User Research & Evaluation
Think Aloud Protocols
Wizard of Oz Testing
Adobe CS CC – Master Suite (Photoshop, Camera Raw, Bridge, Illustrator, InDesign, Lightroom, AfterEffects, Audition, Premiere Pro, Dreamweaver, Fireworks, Flash Professional, Flash Builder)
Paper, SketchUp, Axure