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 (Anticipated)

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 Suite 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

eCOMMERCE PRODUCT DESIGNER:
(USER EXPERIENCE & INTERACTION DESIGN)

Primarily responsible for designing the interaction model and microinteractions for cross-platform end-to-end customer journeys throughout digital eCommerce experiences on alaskaair.com, the Alaska Airlines mobile apps (iOS, Android, Windows Phone, Apple Watch), and the airport kiosk displays. Also responsible for Customer Impact, Experiential Communication, and Shopping & Booking products.

  • Employ User Centered Design principals
  • Usability research, testing, & design validation
  • Rapid iteration/Lean UX
  • Information Architecture (IA)
  • Wireframing and prototyping web and mobile interaction paths
  • Concept & creation of new interaction model and pattern library
  • UI motion & microinteraction design

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 Suite 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