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I have over years of hands-on work experience in UI/UX design, rapid prototyping, and front-end development for rich Internet applications and mobile devices. I practice user centered design principles basing design decisions on user needs and business goals.
Bloomz (Redmond, WA)
May 28, 2013 - Present
Bloomz helps parents discover and connect with the world around their children. We work with schools, PTSAs, and activity centers to get important communications and promote parental collaboration all in one place. As the head of design, I drive the end-to-end user experience ensuring that we build the minimal viable product; incorporate user centered design techniques; and optimize the experience by analyzing usage data.
GlobalScholar (Bellevue, WA)
February 14, 2008 - April 19, 2013
As the principal UX designer I have the overall responsibility for all production work completed by the design team and for providing the UX strategic direction for the company.
Lead strategic thinking to ensure that simple and intuitive user experiences are designed and adhered to; define standards of usability and accessibility; empowering excellent, high-quality visual designs and front-end development; engage with product managers, design, and development leads to solve user and business goals using the principles of user-centered design.
Ensure designers understand the company’s goals; understand what they are accountable for; and promote personal growth and professional development opportunities.
Seek to update and improve processes, to allow less wasteful, more streamlined design.
Microsoft (Redmond, WA)
November 5, 2007 - February 13, 2008
Developed product designs for contextual ads platform. Responsible for all phases of the design process.
Vizrea / WebFives (Seattle, WA)
September 26, 2005 - November 5, 2007
As the UX Designer I have the responsibility of creating simple and delightful user experiences utilizing principals of user-centered design. My goal is to deliver intuitive design solutions that help people and WebFives achieve their goals.
Develop design solutions to elegantly solve key scenarios to solve user and business goals.
Develop rapid paper/clickable prototypes to evaluate the effectiveness of design solutions against identified scenarios.
Develop pixel perfect XHTML/CSS markup and UI controls with Flash ActionScript.
School of Design
Interactive Media Design
Associate of Applied Arts - December 2005
4.0 GPA President's List
Department of Economics
Bachelor of Arts - June 2000
Flash Website Design Winner
Best Portfolio Show in 2005 Graduating Class.