Résumé

I’ve been designing software for macOS and the web for over 10 years. I approach design holistically — conceptual, interaction, and visual design are all important components of good creative problem solving. I design for the life of a product, keeping in mind how the product will evolve from present-day functionality to that needed in the future.

  1. Skills
  2. Professional Experience
  3. Personal Design Projects
  4. Education

Skills

  • Interaction and interface design for mobile, web, and desktop
  • Wireframing and full-fidelity visual design using Sketch
  • Prototyping using Tumult Hype or JavaScript in a browser
  • Icon design
  • Production-quality, accessible, semantic HTML, SVG, CSS (and Sass)
  • Meteor web application framework
  • Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign, Affinity Designer and Photo
  • Photography, including basic retouching
  • Hot drum beats

Professional Experience

Amplify (Brooklyn, NY)

Product Designer for Professional Learning Maps — 2013 – 2017

Professional Learning Maps is a web-based tool to support individualized professional development for K – 12 educators and leaders. Being the sole designer for the majority of the product’s life to date, I handled:

  • Interaction and interface design
  • Icon, marketing collateral, and educator materials design
  • Significant portions of the front-end layout and styling code
Professional Learning Maps' conference booth
I designed all the marketing collateral and banners we used at this Philadelphia conference.

User Experience & Visual Designer — Summer 2009 – March 2010, October 2010 – 2013

Interaction, interface, icon design, and prototyping for a range of education software.

  • Mobile device interfaces for educator annotation of student assessments
  • Web-based reports of class and individual assessments
  • Mobile Web app for after-school educators to support students’ soft skills development
  • iPad science curriculum app for educators
  • Web-based app for maximizing classroom instructional time

I also made significant code contributions to the internal UI toolkit and introduced and helped other designers with new design tools.

IntraLinks (New York, NY)

User Experience Designer — May 2006 – June 2008

IntraLinks provides virtual data rooms for financial institutions and corporations. I was involved in designing:

  • File management and permission configuration interfaces
  • Tabular and graphical reports for data room managers
  • A Windows app for configuration and management of large data rooms

Fifty Plus One (Seattle, WA)

Political Researcher — October 2004 – July 2005

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

W & Co. Design and Communications (Seattle, WA)

Web Developer — June 2004 – March 2006

I realized sites using standards-compliant HTML & CSS in collaboration with graphic designers.

Personal Design Projects

A number of my personal project designs have found their way into releases of macOS and other Apple software.

Desktop Interaction

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

Web Browsers
Web Applications
Notifications
Consumer Electronics

Education

Berklee College of Music, Boston, MA — 2002

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