Work Experience

Senior UX Designer

Trabian | 2020 – Present

  • Building mobile banking apps and websites for financial institutions of all sizes
  • Researching and implementing “Card Controls” (i.e., card on/off switches, spending limits settings, charge filtering) for a number of banks and credit unions
  • Collaborating with project managers and back-end designers to deliver proposed designs
  • Working my way into several existing projects where design/development needed to change hands and keeping the ball moving forward for the client
  • Member of the “People and Culture” sub-committee

Tools Used:

  • Sketch
  • Figma
  • Visual Studio Code
  • Miro
  • Whimsical
  • Pixelmator
  • Illustrator
  • Affinity Designer

Senior Consultant, UX/CX Design

CGI | 2017 – 2020

  • Served as Team Lead for UX/UI Implementation
  • Collaborated with internal team members (such as functional leads, project managers, product owners, developers and other UX designers) for review and feedback
  • Maintained quality and consistency of markup standards and CSS assets
  • Implemented accessible markup (leveraging Section 508/WCAG 2.0 guidelines, ARIA, etc.)
  • Collaborated with members of my teams to consistently improve functionality and user-friendliness of web applications and software
  • Improved legacy software functionality without overextending back-end capabilities

Tools Used:

  • Axure
  • Sketch
  • InVision
  • Adobe Creative Cloud Apps (Illustrator, Photoshop, etc.)
  • UXPin

UX Developer

Science Magazine (AAAS) | 2014 – 2017

  • UX design and deployment across various Science properties
  • Focused on the improvement of internal processes and employees user experience
  • Built blogs, microsites, and sections of using version-controlled code bases and styleguides
  • Oversaw the implementation and upkeep of ads on the sites
  • Developed an outreach program for the annual company conference
  • Created wireframes and mockups for new content areas
  • Worked on employee training materials and ongoing outreach with stakeholders

Tools Used:

  • Drupal
  • Docker
  • WordPress
  • Adobe Creative Cloud Apps (Illustrator, Photoshop, etc.)
  • Node.js
  • Gulp
  • Jekyll
  • PatternLab
  • UXPin
  • OmniGraffle
  • Invision
  • Adobe DTM
  • JIRA

Creative Media Director

DigitalMailer, Inc. | 2008 – 2014

  • Redesigned, streamlined and maintained websites and content; installed CMS systems and analytics software
  • Ran and created content for three separate industry focused blogs; styled and integrated blogs into various websites
  • Assisted with development of several technology products
  • Created various print media pieces, such as advertisements, white papers, brochures, business cards, etc.
  • Wrote case studies, press releases, articles and other copy
  • Constructed a social media presence across several channels; wrote a social media guide for the use of clients and potential clients
  • Designed new templates for email newsletters and alerts; Created custom work for clients and partners
  • Spoke at several industry events; worked the floor at exhibitor’s halls; traveled to conferences across the country
  • Scheduled and managed webinars and other online meetings

Tools Used:

  • Dreamweaver
  • Photoshop
  • Illustrator
  • InDesign
  • PDF Reader Pro
  • Microsoft Word
  • Powerpoint
  • Excel
  • MAMP
  • SalesForce
  • Twitter client for Mac
  • Google Analytics
  • AdWords
  • FeedBurner
  • Interspire email marketing tools
  • Active Campaign email marketing tools
  • MailChimp email marketing tools
  • WordPress
  • Blogger

Freelance Consultant

Maximum Fun, The Cooperative Trust, others | 2011 – present

  • Assisted with content creation and site development
  • Edited articles and industry-related content
  • Created artistic content for t-shirts and apparel

Tools Used:

  • WordPress
  • Photoshop
  • Coda
  • Dreamweaver
  • Photoshop
  • Illustrator
  • Pixelmator

Education Experience

General Assembly

Washington, DC | Certificate, UX Design

Related coursework:

  • UX Design
  • Content Management
  • Prototyping
  • User Testing
  • Web Accessibility

George Mason University

Fairfax, VA | BA, Communications (Public Relations and Advertising)

Related coursework:

  • Advertising
  • Writing for the Web
  • Writing Across the Media
  • Web Accessibility
  • Foundations of Mass Communication
  • Tech in Contemporary America
  • Cultural Studies