About

I'm a product designer at Industry Dive. I solve UX & UI challenges for internal tools and reader facing products and maintain a design system. On the weekends I can be found coaching high school and college Ultimate Frisbee players.

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Experience

Industry Dive

Director of Product Design

June 2020 – Present

Senior Product Designer

September 2019 – June 2020

Product Designer

December 2018 – September 2019

  • Conduct UX research through user interviews, stakeholder workshops and data aggregation to refine project requirements and determine next steps.
  • Design mockups for new product features and annotate them for engineering handoff. Iterate on designs based on team critiques and stakeholder feedback.
  • Create a design system by defining components, writing documentation and technical implementation. Establish an internal site to ease collaboration between the engineering and design team.
  • Plan and facilitate workshops with senior executives to define product strategy.

Front-End Designer

May 2017 – December 2018

Front-End Design Intern

May 2016 – August 2016

  • Conducted UX interviews and analyzed results to inform stakeholder decisions and created static mockups for proposed solutions.
  • Implemented front-end mock-ups using HTML5, Sass and JavaScript best practices.
  • Designed and coded email templates sent to thousands of readers on behalf of Fortune-100 clients. The average email file size was reduced by 33%.
  • Led UX interviews with C-suite and director-level staff to redesign an internal subscriber data tool.
  • Increased performance of multiple sites by responsively serving images.
  • Communicated with multi-disciplinary teams of developers, designers, project managers, and stakeholders on a daily basis.

Center for Teaching, Research and Learning, American University

Graphic and Web Design Specialist

January 2016 – May 2017

  • Designed print collateral for conferences of over four hundred people.
  • Developed logos and advertising materials for programs targeted at over eight hundred faculty members.
  • Increased traffic to website through page optimization and banner image design.

NASDAQ

Nasdaq.com Web Design Intern

May 2015 – August 2015

  • Created HTML mock-ups of pages as well as redesigned and coded already existing web-pages for a site that reaches millions of people a year.
  • Implemented third-party JavaScript widgets and revised them to be consistent with the website design and company brand.
  • Critiqued and redesigned the CSS Style Guide and developed a consistent, clean style.

Education

American University, College of Arts and Sciences

BS Computer Science, BA Graphic Design

Minor Mathematics

GPA: 3.93, University Honors Program

Skills

UX Design

  • User research
  • Information architecture
  • Workshop facilitation
  • Prototyping
  • Wireframing
  • Documentation

UI Design

  • Visual design
  • High-fidelity mockups
  • Interaction design

Front-End Development

  • JavaScript, jQuery
  • HTML5
  • CSS3, SASS
  • Github