Résumé

I have over 12 years of experience identifying business and user goals, then working with teams to realize the user experiences and interfaces to achieve them. I’ve designed complex systems in finance and education, always focused on delivering a product that puts people first.

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

Skills

  • User experience design — user research, stories, scenarios, and flows
  • Interaction and user interface design for mobile, web, and desktop
  • Wireframing and full-fidelity visual design using Sketch, Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign, Affinity Designer and Photo
  • Information architecture
  • Prototyping using Principle, Origami Studio, Sketch, Hype, HTML/CSS/JavaScript
  • Icon design
  • Front end coding — production-quality, accessible, semantic HTML, SVG, CSS (and Sass)
  • Meteor web application framework
  • Photography, including basic retouching

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.

  • Designed a product from initial conception to production used by thousands of educators across the country
  • Translated business and educator goals into interaction and interface designs requiring little or no training
  • Wrote significant portions of the front end layout and styling code
  • Supported product marketing with collateral and materials for emails, advertisements, and conference booths

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

I worked with several product teams as well as with design management to create prototypes for products still in conception.

  • Worked with a large Agile development team on the design of tools for creating instructional groups of students based on assessment data
  • Prototyped a learning map using vectors as a demonstration of the advantages over image-based solutions
  • Led user research and design of a social networking app supporting student soft-skill development
  • Collaborated with science education experts on the design of a tablet-based curriculum guide
  • Designed data visualizations to help school leaders maximize classroom instructional time (School by Design, which has since spun out as a separate company)
  • Made significant design and code contributions to the internal UI toolkit built on top of Bootstrap
  • Introduced and helped other designers with new tools such as Sketch and Tumult Hype
  • Designed reports for a an AP Computer Science online course (which has since spun out as Edhesive)

IntraLinks (New York, NY)

User Experience Designer — May 2006 – June 2008

IntraLinks provides virtual data rooms for financial institutions and corporations.

  • Ensured security and clear access rules through file management and permission configuration interfaces
  • Improved data room manager awareness of deal activity through tabular and graphical reports
  • Reduced the work required to set up large data rooms using a Windows app for configuration and management

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.