Product Designer (May 15 - Present)
Main Street Hub Research, design, and usability for internal and external facing applications. Increased efficiency and productivity of internal content creation roles and enabled authentic, on-brand content, at scale.
Product Designer (May 14 - Oct 15)
Crowdkeep Developed the creative direction and strategy as well as the end-to-end user experience for several tools from high-level vision to execution.
UI Designer (May 13 - May 14)
Salesforce at desk.com Supporting designer on the case management tool. The tool allowed support agents to quickly resolve customer related issues.
UX Designer (Jan 11 - May 13)
LivingSocial Designer on LivingSocial Escapes platform. Delivered a fluid booking and checkout experience. Was part of the team who unified the browsing experience.
InfoGraphic Designer (Aug 10 - Jan 1)
TeleGeography Simplified complex sets of telecom data in order to visualize the activity and routes of global cable infrastructures.
Art Director & Manager (May 09 - May 10)
Northern Michigan University Art direction and management for the creative services department. Designed and implemented new workflow and process.
Freelance Designer (May 09 - Present)
Very Good, LLC Worked with several companies including; RetailMeNot, MCN Build, DC Taxi, Genesys Impact, Flash Nightclub, and more
Northern Michigan University
Bachelor of Fine Arts, Design
Marquette, Michigan • 2006-2010
User-centric approach Take a user-centric approach to design, always consider the needs and wants of the end-user first.
Understand the organization In order to design the right product solution, it is essential to understand every function of the business; from internal operations and sales to board-level decisions and financial requirements.
Test early and often It is critical to test concepts with users, iterate, and validate, as early and as often as possible.
Future-thinking, realistic outcomes During research and discovery, think broadly about a problem,
consider several solutions and future-states before circling back to a feasible deliverable. One in which engineering can realistically scope and build.
Align with business goals It is absolutely necessary to work closely with product managers and align with them on business goals and KPIs throughout the design process.
Interaction Design Sketching, Prototyping, Styleguides, Invision, Framer, Origami, Pixate, After Effects, Cinema 4D
Experience Design Wireframing, Information architecture, Design thinking, User research and usability, multivariant and A/B testing, Persona development, competitive analysis
Visual Design Sketch, Figma, Photoshop, Illustrator, (Strong typography, hierarchy, layout, composition, and use of grid)
Front End HTML, CSS