Résumé

EDUCATION

University of Washington
User-Centered Design Certificate
Fall 2014 - Summer 2015

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Bachelor of Arts, Journalism – Visual Communications
Class of 2009

EXPERIENCE

Nordstrom, UX Designer
July 2015 – present

  • Collaborating with key stakeholders and UX partners to deliver digital experiences that seamlessly guide our employees and customers through elegant end-to-end experiences

Nordstrom Technology People Lab, Visual Communications Designer September 2014 - July 2015

  • Led design efforts and developed collateral to support cultural messaging, programs, and events
  • Prototyped and tested new content, visuals, and interactive tools to help  increase engagement
  • Rebranded Nordstrom Technology People Lab resources and redesigned group website, NordstromTechnologyPeopleLab.com

NBC News Digital, UX designer for TODAY.com March 2011 - September 2014

  • Acted as lead designer for EPPY award-winning redesign of TODAY.com’s section and story pages
  • Conducted A/B tests and user research to evaluate interface changes and improve user experience
  • Collaborated with teams across NBC News to build and maintain new features across multiple platforms

msnbc.com, design intern Summer 2010

  • Researched, edited and designed infographics for msnbc.com
  • Designed page headers, section logos and advertisements for msnbc.com and its affiliate sites

Swarm Interactive, web designer / multimedia developer June 2008 – May 2010

  • Implemented design and markup changes to CMS templates
  • Created and maintained web sites for medical practices, including independent management of proprietary patient education interactives

News21 PoweringANation.org , design lead Summer 2009

  • Developed branding and initial designs for Powering A Nation project
  • Collaborated with editorial staff to research and produce multimedia packages for individual stories
  • Designed and edited promotional motion graphics

SKILLS

  • UX design
  • UCD process
  • visual communication
  • web design + development
  • motion graphic design
  • infographic design
  • agile development
  • CSS, Sass, LESS
  • HTML, Handlebars.js
  • Visual Studio
  • WordPress, Joomla
  • Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Flash, After Effects)
  • Final Cut Pro
  • Microsoft Office

AWARDS

TODAY.com

  • Best Redesign / Relaunch, EPPY Awards (2013)

PoweringANation.org

  • Best overall college news Web site, SSND College News Design Contest (2010)
  • Best interactive or animated infographic, SSND College News Design Contest (2010)
  • Webby Nominee – Student Website Category, 14th Annual Webby Awards (2010)
  • Overall Best Use of the Web, National Press Photographers’ Association: Best of Photojournalism (2010)
  • 1st Place, News or Feature Multimedia Package, National Press Photographers’ Association: Best of Photojournalism (2010)