Résumé

The Goal

Put my interaction and interface design skills to work for an organization as passionate about design excellence as I am.

Personal Projects

Interaction Design Development and Feedback

In addition to detailed design and usability reviews of applications for Mac OS X and the two dominant Linux desktop GUIs (GNOME and KDE), I develop original concepts, many of which have met with praise from interaction design experts and software industry veterans.

Web Applications

Web Browsers

Notifications

Desktop Interaction

While most of these designs were created in the Mac OS X environment, there is enough similarity between the major GUIs that they could be easily adapted to others.

Consumer Electronics

Professional Experience

User Experience & Visual Design for Amplify (formerly Wireless Generation, Inc.) — Summer 2009 to March 2010, October 2010 to present

As a contractor, I worked on several of Wireless Generation’s education assessment tools for recording student reading scores on mobile devices and reviewing class and individual data on the web. I also made significant contributions to the internal UI toolkit (built on top of Bootstrap 3 using Sass/Handlebars/JavaScript). Lately, I’ve been working on a Meteor-based professional development tool.

User Experience Design for IntraLinks, Inc. — May 2006 to June 12, 2008

Working initially as a contractor (May–December 2006), then as a full-time employee on the ground-up redesign of a virtual dataroom service used by financial institutions and corporations. This required designing for thousands of users while maintaining security and confidentiality. I also designed a number of graphical and tabular reports used to gauge the activity and interest of those using a particular dataroom.

Political Research for Fifty Plus One — October 2004–July 2005

Conducted research and wrote candidate briefing papers for consultant Michael Grossman.

Web Development for W & Co. Design and Communications — June 2004–March 2006

Working as an independent contractor, collaborated with graphic designers to realize web site designs in standards-compliant HTML/CSS.

WilsoNet Technologies, Summer 2003

Working with design firm W. & Co., my brother and I realized the new design of Northwest public affairs firm The Gallatin Group’s site.

Centerplex, Information Technology Assistant, Tukwila, WA, 12/23/2002–04/30/2003

Assisted with the research/design/implementation of computerized building management systems, groupware, and networking infrastructure. Also assisted with redundant mail/file/web server configuration using Red Hat Linux and Macintosh workstation maintenance. I designed a custom LDAP directory, took part in implementing groupware to better facilitate inter-office communication and planning, and began a redesign of the company web presence.

Education

Berklee College of Music, Boston, MA, 1/2002–12/2002

Major: Jazz Performance. Musical studies including drumset, harmony, ear training, and arranging.

Seattle Central Community College, Seattle, WA, 9/1999–3/2001

Completed Cisco Certified Network Associate certification prep courses as well as introductory Operating Systems and Unix courses.

High School, James A. Garfield High School, Seattle, WA, 9/1996–6/1999

Graduated with a cumulative 3.2 GPA. Participated in marching band, jazz ensemble, and technology education programs.

Skills

  • Thorough understanding of interaction principles for mobile, web, and desktop
  • Mac Genius! I’ve been a Mac user since the SE
  • Expert using Bohemian Coding’s Sketch and Adobe Fireworks (R.I.P.) for full-fidelity design mockups and rough prototypes
  • Icon design
  • HTML, SVG, CSS (and Sass)
  • Enough JavaScript and jQuery to build prototypes
  • I’m pretty comfortable working in Meteor. Our particular setup is Coffeescript, the default Spacebars template system, and Sass for styling. I mostly leave the logic to the experts.
  • Linux desktop experience using GNOME and KDE