Bio


I am a UX/UI Designer, Interaction Designer, and Commercial Photographer in Seattle with over 10 years of industry experience, formal design education, and a diverse background. I have worked in both design production and design management roles, and have experience working in product design as well as marketing/campaign design. My passion is designing to solve problems.

Education


University of Washington
2016-2018

MS Human Centered Design and Engineering

The Art Institute of Seattle
2013- 2016

BFA Graphic & Web Design
Minor Digital Photography

CodeFellows Seattle
2014-2014

Certificate JavaScript/jQuery & Front-End Web Development

Affiliations


  • American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA)
  • The Greater Seattle Business Association (GSBA)
  • The Pride Foundation
  • User Experience Professional Association (UXPA)

Hard Skill Proficiencies


  • Lean UX
  • Adobe Creative Cloud Applications
  • Microsoft Office Applications
  • Axure
  • Sketch
  • InVision/Prototyping
  • HTML5/CSS3
  • JavaScript/jQuery
  • WordPress/Drupal/PHP
  • 2D & 3D Motion Design
  • Animation
  • Principle Motion Prototyping
  • UI Interaction Design
  • User Testing & Rapid Iteration
  • Wireframing
  • Information Architecture (IA)

Volunteering


UXPA Magazine
November 2016 – Present

ART DIRECTOR

  • Art direction and design for issue cover art and website graphics

Seattle Subway
October 2014 – July 2015

GRAPHIC DESIGNER

  • Graphic design for subway maps and proposal presentations
  • Website design consulting
  • Information design planning and strategy

AIDS Life/Cycle
June 2013, 2014

CYCLIST PARTICIPANT/FUNDRAISER

  • Bicycled 545 miles from San Francisco to Los Angeles to raise money for HIV/AIDS services and research
  • Personally fundraised over $10,000 for the San Francisco AIDS Foundation and the Los Angeles GLBT Center

Work Experience


Alaska Airlines
April 2016- Present

E-COMMERCE PRODUCT DESIGNER (UX & INTERACTION DESIGNER)

Lead Product/UX Designer for designing and developing the E-commerce Design System/Pattern Library, including interaction models for multiple devices (iOS, Android, responsive website, airport kiosks), micro-interaction and motion design, UX design, and UI/visual design.

  • Partners with product team designers, developers, and e-commerce leadership to design and develop the e-commerce design system/pattern library
  • UX research and usability testing
  • Uses Lean UX and User Centered Design principles
  • Wireframing, designing, and prototyping for responsive web, mobile apps, and kiosk
  • Concept & creation of new interaction model and design system/pattern library
  • UI motion & micro-interaction design
  • UI/visual design
  • Follows AA web accessibility standards

School of Visual Concepts
August 2017- Present

ADJUNCT DESIGN FACULTY

Design instructor and student mentor in the User Experience Certificate program.

  • Upcoming courses: “Visual Design for UX”,  Fall 2017

Planned Parenthood
October 2013- April 2016

DIGITAL MEDIA & EXPERIENCE DESIGN (UX) MANAGER

Responsible for marketing/advertising & agency communication design, as well as Digital Products Design for Planned Parenthood iOS/Android apps and website features (plannedparenthood.org & Online Health Services app).

  • Healthcare digital product design
  • Advertising creative & design
  • Web & graphic design
  • Print layout & publication design
  • UX/UI Design, Wireframing, Prototyping for digital products
  • Usability testing & design validation for digital products
  • Video editing, photo editing, & animation
  • Infographic design
  • Commercial photography for ad creative
  • Social media marketing & SEO
  • Web analytics
  • People management

Freelance
January 2006- Present

UX/UI DESIGNER & COMMERCIAL PHOTOGRAPHER

  • Website Design
  • Mobile App Design
  • UX/UI Design & User Testing/Research
  • Advertising Creative
  • Graphic Design & Branding
  • Motion Design & Animation
  • Commercial Photography
  • Web Analytics/SEO

Content Fuel
March 2013- August 2013

UX WRITER & CONTENT MARKETING

Responsible for UX copywriting, digital design & marketing strategy, project management, & client communication.

  • UX copywriting
  • Visual & written content generation
  • Content marketing distribution & syndication.
  • Project management
  • Managing relationships with content partners & editors
  • Search Engine Optimization (SEO) & Pay Per Click (PPC) Advertising
  • Web analytics

UX Magazine
January 2012- September 2012

CHIEF MANAGING EDITOR

  • Content writing, editing, and publishing
  • UX Design, Web Design
  • Project Management

9News K-USA Denver
September 2011- May 2012

DIGITAL ANALYST

  • Features consulting, reporting, and online editorial writing for 9News Denver. Appeared on-air frequently discussing technology, design, and social media trend pieces.

</Orange> Marketing Design Technology
February 2011- August 2012

DESIGN & MARKETING MANAGER

  • Website & Graphic Design
  • UX/UI Design
  • Website & promotional copywriting
  • Social media marketing
  • Web analytics
  • Project management

Findability Group
March 2011- August 2011

DESIGN & SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGER

  • Website & Graphic Design
  • UX/UI Design
  • Video editing & animation
  • Social media marketing
  • Photography
  • Web analytics
  • Project management

eWork Markets, Inc
December 2006- November 2008

MARKETING DESIGN MANAGER

  • Affiliate marketing
  • Client manager support
  • Executive support
  • Website management
  • Content writing and strategy
  • Graphic/Web design
  • Advertising design
  • Trade show production
  • Direct mail design & marketing
  • People management

Hard Skill Proficiencies


  • Lean UX
  • Adobe Creative Cloud Applications
  • Microsoft Office Applications
  • Axure
  • Sketch
  • InVision/Prototyping
  • HTML5/CSS3
  • JavaScript/jQuery
  • WordPress/Drupal/PHP
  • 2D & 3D Motion Design
  • Animation
  • Principle Motion Prototyping
  • UI Interaction Design
  • User Testing & Rapid Iteration
  • Wireframing
  • Information Architecture (IA)

Volunteering


UXPA Magazine
November 2016 – Present

ART DIRECTOR

  • Art direction and design for issue cover art and website graphics

Seattle Subway
October 2014 – July 2015

GRAPHIC DESIGNER

  • Graphic design for subway maps and proposal presentations
  • Website design consulting
  • Information design planning and strategy

AIDS Life/Cycle
June 2013, 2014

CYCLIST PARTICIPANT/FUNDRAISER

  • Bicycled 545 miles from San Francisco to Los Angeles to raise money for HIV/AIDS services and research
  • Personally fundraised over $10,000 for the San Francisco AIDS Foundation and the Los Angeles GLBT Center