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.

Work Experience

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.

Selected Projects

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.

Awards

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

Education

Carnegie Mellon University

Pittsburgh, PA

B.S. Information Systems -&-
Human Computer Interaction

3.25 GPA • Dean’s List Honors

Rhode Island School of Design

Providence, RI

Institute for Graphic Design Studies
Poster Design, Branding + Identity Design, Magazine Design

Skills

Design Competencies
User Interface Design
 User Experience Design
Graphic Design

Information Architecture
Data Visualization
Product Design
User Research & Testing
Front-End Development


DSLR Photography
Digital Imagining & Retouching
Illustration
Videography
Animation & Motion Graphics
Digital Audio Mixing

Methodologies
Participatory Design
Contextual Design
Requirements Analysis
Use Case Definition
Taskflow/ Workflow Diagramming
Paper Prototyping
Storyboarding
Personas & Scenarios
Wireframing
Medium & High-Fidelity Prototyping
Concept Videos

User Research & Evaluation
Competitive Analysis
Observational Studies
Interviews
Surveys
Think Aloud Protocols
Heuristic Evaluation
Focus Groups
Wizard of Oz Testing

Software Skills
Adobe CS CC – Master Suite (Photoshop, Camera RawBridgeIllustrator, InDesign, Lightroom, AfterEffectsAuditionPremiere ProDreamweaver, Fireworks, Flash Professional, Flash Builder)
HTML, CSS, JavaScript, mySQL, Ruby on Rails, Cinema 4DLogic Pro, Aperture, Final Cut Pro X, Omnigraffle, Balsamiq,
Paper, SketchUp, Axure