User experience / User interface design
My work is guided by the belief that design should balance simplicity with beauty and ultimately fade away, leaving only the user and their experience. I help create those experiences by blending interactive design solutions with user objectives.
I work across industries and across digital devices on application designs, e-commerce solutions and websites for businesses, large and small.
1301 Yellow Pine Ave Unit B
Boulder, CO 80304
MFA, Interactive Design & New Media
Academy of Art / 2010-2013
San Francisco, CA
College of Santa Fe / 2004-2007
Santa Fe, NM
Freelance Lead UX/UI Designer / Tremper Design
SEPT 2012 - PRESENT
As a lead UX/UI designer, I craft compelling and delightful user experiences with a strong understanding of UX best practices. I’m a bold, self-motivated designer with a passion for problem solving and I excel at both analytical thinking and the implementation of contemporary visual solutions. I’ve worked on teams of all sizes and have an aptitude for collaborating with product managers, key stakeholders, engineers, and other designers. With a holistic approach to design, I balance business needs and product requirements, and transform them into user-focused and intuitive web and mobile experiences.
– Focus on big picture strategy and long term goals
– Committed to standard driven design and usability
– Communicate effectively with teams of all sizes
– A good listener and is able to facilitate constructive design discussions
– Empathy for users and teammates
– Knowledge of usability testing principles and methods
– Ability to synthesize complex information and visualize solutions through rapid prototyping in various media
– Work collaboratively on multidisciplinary product teams using lean and agile methodologies
- UI design
- Visual design
- Mobile and web apps
- Style guides
- Competitive analysis
- Task analysis
- Card sorting
- Information architecture
- Usability testing
- User scenarios
Founder / Stitch & Hammer
SEPT 2011 - OCT 2013
Stitch & Hammer was launched in 2011 with a mission to craft elegant, timeless leather goods with a modern approach. What first began as a personal project, quickly scaled to a full-fledged online craft business with products shipping all over the world and sold in dozens of elite international shops.
The brand was maintained through compelling visual imagery including, sophisticated advertising across social media outlets, photography, lookbooks, and catalogs. All products were produced by hand in my tiny studio located in Boulder, Colorado.
Designer / Clary Sage Organics
MAR 2010 - JUL 2011
Responsible for maintaining the Clary Sage Organics brand identity across various channels including website content, art direction and photography, social media, print design, and experience design. Worked in collaboration with company partners, clothing designers, merchandisers and managers to implement product and brand strategies.
Created signage, window displays, and in-store graphics for Clary Sage Organic headquarters and pop-up shops in California and New York, adhering to established branding guidelines. Furthermore was responsible for the visual style and images of catalogs, lookbooks, advertising, brochures, and other promotional materials.
Interactive Designer / PingVision
JAN 2008 - MAY 2009
Responsible for tackling complex tasks and transforming them into intuitive, accessible and easy-to-use designs for our clients—from first-time users to the seasoned expert. I collaborated with teams of designers, researchers, engineers, product managers, and product owners throughout the design process, from creating user flows and wireframes to building user interface mockups and prototypes.