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Summary

Chicago based designer, educator, and creative thinker with eight years of experience. Specializing inUI and interaction design

Skills

  • Agile
  • iOS
  • Photoshop
  • Product Management
  • UI/UX

Education

September 2005 June 2010

BFA at Ohio State Department of Design

Experience

December 2015

Design Lead at Truepad

Truepad is a real estate search site that uses professional real estate agent insights to provide beyond-the-MLS information to homebuyers and help them find the best-valued homes. Truepad is an independent platform, giving consumers the most accurate and unbiased home information they can find online.

As a Design Lead, my team and I built a cutting-edge real estate brand from the ground up across multiple touch points including; brand standards, mobile apps, website, agent and consumer-facing tools, interaction patterns, print collateral, and environmental graphics. I worked together with engineers, web developers, and operations to create innovative solutions.

June 2017 June 2018

Design Lead at NetSPI

As a Design Lead, I planned, designed, and executed a full redesign of netspi.com, which included new brand standards, a clean visual design language. and internal templates. Worked together with NetSPI’s marketing team and collaborated directly with web developers to build the best user experience for consumers. I also created a design system and component library for Resolve software. I worked together with the product team and collaborated directly with web developers to create industry-leading solutions. Furthermore, I managed the creation of a tradeshow booth at Black Hat Conference in Las Vegas to increase clientele.

July 2014 August 2017

UI Instructor at Chicago Portfolio School

Created the syllabus and taught User Interface and Digital Boot Camp courses. Topics included the design process for mobile apps, design methodology, UI best practices, and Photoshop tips and tricks.

December 2014 December 2015

Senior Art Director at FCB Chicago

As a Senior Art Director, I collaborated with a team to create three TV advisor applications for Cox Communications to provide interactive design solutions. Iterated concept ideas for connected home products to boost consumer traction and conversion.

May 2011 December 2014

UI/UX Designer at Sears Holdings

User Experience designer tasked with creating marketing and promotional materials on Sears.com, Craftsman homepage, and office wayfinding + signage. Led the design of the Kardashian Kollection online shop and created custom e-commerce landing pages for Xbox, Wrangler, Sony, and Bose.

September 2010 March 2011

Junior Designer at Reach Creative

As a Junior Designer, I designed a trade show booth, print pieces, and micro-sites for WMS Industries (now acquired by Scientific Games).