Employment

East Coast Product

Director of Product Design & Strategy (6/2016–present)

  • Creating and leading a team of product designers.
  • Testing and implementing new design processes within a lean software dev team.
  • Guiding UX strategy initiatives internally and on client projects.

Fresh Tilled Soil

Director of AUX (10/2014–6/2016)

  • Planned and executed a complete overhaul of curriculum for a popular UX apprenticeship program.
  • Created a new recruitment initiative resulting in a 6x increase in applicants.
  • Boosted profile of the program and taught others how to create their own programs.
  • Graduated ~40 apprentices into UX design positions in the Greater Boston area and beyond.

UX Strategist (1/2014–6/2016)

  • Led strategy, research and planning on client projects.
  • Led a team of UI designers and front-end developers in implementation.
  • Pursued new strategic initiatives with clients and internally.

UX/UI Designer & Front-End Developer (1/2012–1/2014)

  • Conducted research, interviews and usability testing for client projects.
  • Created and iterated on UX/UI work for client projects.
  • Developed front-end code for prototypes, applications and sites.

Thoughtbot, Inc.

Design Apprentice (10/2011–1/2012)

  • Assisted with design/development of client projects.
  • Designed and built event marketing page for the Boston.io tech conference.
  • Studied startup technologies and processes.

Vistaprint, Inc.

Graphic Designer, Web Creative (1/2011–10/2011)

  • Created mockups and assets for Vistaprint.com.
  • Redesigned product flows to improve user experience.
  • Designed and developed social media properties.

Junior Graphic Designer, Retention Marketing (7/2009–12/2010)

  • Designed and developed HTML email campaigns using standards of production that I created for the team.
  • Performed alterations on existing email campaigns to improve engagement metrics.
  • Helped create campaigns for Facebook and Twitter and improve their engagement metrics.

Production Artist, Retention Marketing (6/2008–6/2009)

  • Created, maintained, and evolved company standards for HTML email development.
  • Designed and developed HTML email campaigns to engage existing customers.
  • Performed alterations on existing email campaigns to improve engagement metrics.
  • Helped create company's first campaigns for Facebook and Twitter.

Intern, Marketing (6/2007–8/2007)

  • Developed and validated HTML emails.
  • Created direct mail print campaigns.
  • Reorganized product image database.

Campus Design at UMass Dartmouth

Lead Designer (5/2007–5/2008)

  • Managed staff of designers, marketers and office help.
  • Monitored schedules and budgets on all projects.
  • Responsible for creative output of the entire team.

Designer (9/2006–4/2007)

  • Designed posters and collateral for campus organizations.
  • Maintained and ran wide-format printer and other physical production assets.

Education

  • Attended UMass Dartmouth, Class of 2008.
  • Received a BFA in Graphic Design and Letterform.
  • Graduated Summa Cum Laude with a GPA of 3.862.

Skills

  • User experience strategy: Advanced
  • User experience design: Advanced
  • Interaction design: Advanced
  • Information architecture: Advanced
  • User research and usability testing: Advanced
  • Visual design/typography: Advanced
  • HTML and CSS: Advanced
  • Javascript/jQuery: Intermediate

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