I am passionate about designing technology that empowers users with clarity, simplicity, and usability.
I believe the ideal tool contextually reveals itself to the user, fosters a process of discovery rather than a destination, touches the heart as well as the mind, and empowers a user as an individual.
Board of Advisors: UXDC Meetup
InVision Course on Lynda
User Research & Personas
Competitor & Market Analysis
User Journey Mapping
Sketching | Wireframing
Pixel Perfect UI | Microcopy
Lo-, Mid- and Hi-Fi Prototyping
Style-guides | Product Design
Lean & Agile
Sketch | Axure
Balsamiq | Invision
WordPress | Pixelmator
VBA for Excel
Basic HTML / CSS
User Experience Design Immersive
@ General Assembly, Jun 2018
@ Keene State College, Dec 2017
B.S. Material Science & Engineering
@ Virginia Tech, May 2008
UX Design Immersive @ General Assembly
Washington, DC. Mar 2018 – Jun 2018
Overview: Dedicated 500+ hours to UX Design principles and skills. Used Agile style sprints to create surveys, competitor analysis, personas, journey maps, and user flows to inform and design sketches, storyboards, process flows, sitemaps, and lo-, mid-, and hi-fi prototypes.
What’s Up Doc?: Performed user research, interviews and testing to sketch and then design a healthcare app in Balsamiq.
Hirshhorn: Used research to build storyboards and user flows for an app & AR experience in Sketch. Group project.
NPS VR: Combined my interests in VR and meditation to research and design a simple and intuitive app in Sketch that focused on the User Interface and Interaction Design.
Founder / Solution Designer @ a la Mode
Charlottesville, VA. Aug 2013 – Mar 2018
Equivalent to 1 year UX Research + 1 year UX Design experience
Collaborated with over a dozen executives to gather information on their user experience. Implemented cloud-based productivity tools, installed small business servers and networks, built product prototypes, and researched customer interactions.
Designer, project manager, and photographer for a client’s eCommerce website.
Shop Manager for the Board of Directors of a non-profit bike shop: redesigned the shop layout, redesigned the website, and improved the community outreach via social media.
Physics Teacher @ BASIS Educational Group
Flagstaff, AZ. May 2011 – Jun 2012
Designed story-based lessons and experiences to teach Newtonian physics to 220 6th and 7th graders.
Built a WordPress site to facilitate classroom communication with parents and students.
Biomedical Quality Engineer @ W.L. Gore
Flagstaff, AZ. May 2009 – Apr 2011
Designed digital dashboards, control charts, and automated reports for engineering purposes.
Used Continuous Improvement tools (similar to Agile) such as Lean, Value Stream Mapping, Experimental Design, & Six Sigma to reduce defects in arterial stents.