University of Washington
User-Centered Design Certificate
Completed Spring 2015

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


Nordstrom, UX Designer II
July 2015 – present

  • Collaborates with key stakeholders, product management and engineering to define and deliver differentiated omni-channel customer experiences
  • Leads end-to-end product and service design through discovery, ideation, testing, implementation, and iteration
  • Produces wireframes, storyboards, user flows, process flows, high-fidelity prototypes and comps to develop and communicate designs
  • Presents and defends design decisions and key deliverables to peers and executive level stakeholders

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 relaunched group website

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


  • UX design
  • UX strategy
  • user-centered design process
  • UI design
  • prototyping
  • service design
  • visual communication
  • web design + development
  • infographic design
  • agile development
  • Sketch
  • Proto.io, Principle, Axure
  • Zeplin
  • CSS
  • HTML
  • Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, After Effects)
  • Microsoft Office



  • Best Redesign / Relaunch, EPPY Awards (2013)


  • 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)