I am a visual problem solver with an innovative spirit and empathetic heart.

USER EXPERIENCE DESIGNER

For the past eight plus years I have been designing digital web and mobile user experiences for well known brands across a diverse set of industries and user audiences. I am a passionate and resourceful designer with a mind for solving tough problems and an eye for delivering beautiful solutions. I am a thoughtful design leader while constantly learning from my peers. I thrive in team environments and love to work side by side with Product Managers, Engineers, other Designers, and any other stakeholders throughout the design process.

My product and UX experience is backed by a strong design education with a BA in Graphic Design from SF State, a second BA in Graphic Communications from SF State, as well as an MFA in Graphic Design from the Academy of Art University.

OBJECTIVE
I am looking for opportunities to leverage my background and experience working on exciting products with a great team.

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

BitTorrent, Inc. / 2014 - Present 
User Experience Design Lead

  • Designed user experiences that delighted users and consistently exceeded business goals

  • Fostered design innovation in a fast-paced, rapidly changing environment

  • Provided design leadership while contributing directly hands on for projects of all sizes

  • Mentored a team of designers

  • Built collaborative relationships with engineering, product management, and product marketing team members throughout creative process

  • Ensured a shared vision and expectations of success with other functional department leads 

  • Provided leadership and support of broader user experience initiatives and practices

 

BitTorrent, Inc. / 2012 - 2014 
Sr. User Experience Designer

  • Collaborated with designers, researchers, engineers, and product managers to design and implement product solutions

  • Partnered with marketing and branding teams to ensure we are executing design in a manner that is consistent with brand vision

  • Managed workflow, documentation, and deadlines on multiple projects

 

SmartRecruiters / 2012 
Design Lead

  • Drove a design centric approach to product, marketing and communications

  • Designed and defined product user-interface, website and all corporate marketing materials

  • Built customer acquisition campaigns, landing pages, display ads and social media

  • Partnered with a Product Manager and three engineering teams working within an agile environment

 

Kodak Inc. / 2010 - 2012
Senior Graphic Designer

  • Provided art direction and campaign development for web, email and print

  • Redesigned Kodak Gallery’s Product Overview Pages, CTA system and type standards

  • Standardized site templates for a more sustainable site and reduction of load time

  • Oversaw site projects from Site Marketing, SEM, PMM to Partners

  • Maintained brand guidelines to ensure consistency in marketing assets

  • Facilitated communication between marketing design and user experience departments

  • Increased website conversion through effective design and clear communication

 

Kodak Inc. / 2008 - 2010
Graphic Designer

  • Designed shop pages, landing pages, e-mail, social media, advertisement, printed marketing materials and large-scale campaigns

  • Supported User Experience Department in redesigning the website for a new platform

  • Worked with Kodak Gallery International to produce creative assets for various promotions

  • Worked closely with Disney, Hawaiian Airlines and other fortune 500 partners


O'Keeffes Inc. / 2003-2005
Marketing Assistant

  • Maintained communications with clients to ensure quality service customer satisfaction

  • Assisted marketing managers with coordinating successful and creative marketing strategies involving multi-channel marketing through direct mail, email, and internet marketing

  • Developed business relationships with repeat and new clients alike, in effort improve customer satisfaction and increase revenue

 

EDUCATION

MFA, Graphic Design  
Academy of Art University

BA, Visual Communication 
San Francisco State University

BS, Graphic Communication
San Francisco State University

Work samples & References available
upon request