MS UXD, Kent State University 2020
MFA, California College of The Arts 2004
BA Philosophy, San Francisco State University 2000
Master of Science UXD, Kent State University 2020
Master of Fine Arts Design, California College of The Arts 2004
Bachelor of Arts Philosophy, San Francisco State University 2000
Senior UX Product Designer
5/22 — Present
Responsible for leading the design and research on initiatives that improve and provide healthcare access to patients. Solving complex business problems within the eCommerce/Pharmacy website related to customer loyalty programs and other convenience functions.
Senior UX Product Designer
5/25/22 — Present
As senior UX/UI Product designer on the digital UX team, I am responsible for leading the design and research on initiatives that solve complex business challenges with strategic/UX/interaction design. My team specifically works to produce CVS’s eCommerce/Pharmacy user interface's relating to customer loyalty programs and other convenience functions across app and web. My first task is designing global eCommerce list functionality. We are a cross functional team of 2 other UX Designers, 1 UX Lead, 1 UX Manager, 1 Content Strategist, 1 Accessibility Designer, and scrum master.
Senior Product Designer
2/22 — 5/2022
Designing and producing a globally editable atomic design system of complex linked components and variants in Figma.
Fintech Product Designer
09/2021 — 2/2022
Working closely with product experts and owners using Teams, Trello, Confluence, Miro, Invision, Sketch and Zeroheight for SEI Enterprise Wealth Management Services, a Fintech SAS company. My responsibilities include working as one of a five member remote team to design test and produce a unified, single infrastructure, fully integrated platform designed to help financial managers operate seamlessly in global markets.
UX & Interactive Designer
10/2021 — 2/2022
Working remotely across design disciplines from print and branding to interactive and experience design for Toptal clients. My responsibilities vary from executing on pre-planned initiatives directed by project managers to complete ownership of planning, research, design, development and testing of initiatives for digital products.
6/2006 — 10/2017
Providing print and digital design services for clients with small and medium-size brands like Nulase, Matcha Tea, Monkey Moto, C&C Real Estate, and Golden State Apothecary. My responsibilities included project planning, client service, and freelance practice management, often producing both print and interactive solutions using Adobe CC, WordPress, and Webflow.
- Planning, execution, and synthesis of user research and usability testing to uncover and share compelling insights
- Supporting users with content labeling and taxonomy through heuristics reviews, content analysis, card sorting, tree testing and org-scheme development
- Academically driven ability to deploy complex principles of human centered design as well as user interface and interaction design principles
- Ability to provide clear, articulate rationales for design choices and approach.
- Advanced wire-framing and prototyping abilities that drive the creation of concept sketches, static and annotated wireframes, platform and code-built prototypes
- Advanced Figma components and linked globally editable variant structures for design systems design
8mo contract, 2007
Flash and print design on-site with a small design studio in South Pasadena California
Stone Tech Pro
7mo contract, 2002
Packaging design for two lines of stone treatment products taking them from the industrial to the consumer sector
8mo contract, 2001
Managing a small team providing presentation and print design for financial analysts a leading financial firm in San Francisco
Developed curriculum and lead instruction for Intro to Typography, Design Studio, and Final Portfolio.
User interface designer for a real estate startup in Emeryville, CA.