CURRENT POSITION:

Senior User Experience Designer
Amazon
Seattle, WA


 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

Design Lead
Ranku
Seattle, WA
September 2014-December 2014

User Experience Designer II
Microsoft
Redmond, WA
January 2013-September 2014

UX/UI Director
Efficience
Knoxville, TN
March 2012-January 2013 

Interaction and UX Design Lead
Founders Factory
Columbus, OH
Winter 2011-Fall 2012

UX Design Director
Digital School Network
Columbus, OH
June 2011-March 2012

Interaction and UX Design Lead
The Ohio State University
College of Education + Human Ecology
Columbus, OH
Winter 2010-Summer 2011

Information Designer + Developer
Online Computer Library Center
Columbus, OH
Summer 2010

Art Director + Digital Designer
Digital Media Graphix
Knoxville, TN
2004-2009

Associate Designer
Scripps Networks Interactive
Knoxville, TN
2002-2004

Graphic Designer
The University of Tennessee Design Center
Knoxville, TN
2003-2004


 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE:

Adjunct Professor
Seattle Pacific University
Seattle, Wa
Current

Instructor
School of Visual Concepts
Seattle, WA
Current

Graduate Teaching Associate
Design 573, Fundamentals of Multimedia Design
The Ohio State University
Department of Industrial, Interior + Visual Communication Design
Columbus, OH
2012

Graduate Teaching Associate
Design 320, Electronic Media for the Designer
The Ohio State University
Department of Industrial, Interior + Visual Communication Design
Columbus, OH
2011

Graduate Teaching Associate
Design 310, Color Theory and Communication
The Ohio State University
Department of Industrial, Interior + Visual Communication Design
Columbus, OH
Autumn 2009-Winter 2011

Teaching Assistant
Design 674, Interactive Media Design for Web Enabled Television
The Ohio State University
with Professor R. Brian Stone
Department of Industrial, Interior + Visual Communication Design
Columbus, OH
Winter 2011

Design Fusion Instructor
The Wexner Center for the Arts
Graphic Design for Print and Web
Columbus, OH
2010

Design Foundations Instructor
The National University of Singapore
School of Environment and Design
Singapore, SG
Summer 2010-Winter 2010


 

EDUCATION:

The Ohio State University
MFA in Design Development + Research
Columbus, OH
Spring 2012

The National University of Singapore
School of Design + Environment
Singapore, SG
Autumn 2010

The University of Tennessee
BFA in Graphic Design
Knoxville, TN
2004


 

PROFILE:

I strive to maintain an open minded and collaborative approach to UX with the ability to take direction and constructive feedback and use it to create easy to use solutions. My ability to produce in a fast paced environment with a dedication to iterate will lead to delivering innovative and effective UX solutions. I am able to contribute high quality design solutions and possess the expertise to manage large, wide impact user interface and interaction design projects. An advocate for Design being an integral part of the product planning phase, I aim to fully participate and lead discussions that will allow the design discipline to have an equal part in establishing new features, influencing product road map, and positively impact the product vision.

I have hands on experience practicing user-centered design, interface design and usability evaluations. My extensive experience and passion for Interaction Design results in emphasis on functionality, high attention to detail, and exceeding user expectation. A formal foundation in Visual Design complements my desire to create fun and easy to use products.

My professional and academic experience has contributed to my advanced knowledge of the end-to-end design process including discovery, user persona and competitive research, design mapping, process flows, wireframes, and high fidelity mock ups. I am extremely passionate about conducting research and documenting results that affect current patterns and standards as well as establishing guidelines for new discoveries.

A self-declared design and technology geek, I will always have the desire to grow my skill sets and broaden my experience and design thinking. Over 12 years of professional and academic endeavors have garnered the trust and respect of my colleagues in both large and small environments. I am unable to do anything half way, I have the need to master and perfect all professional pursuits, and I do it all with a smile on my face.


 

REFERENCES:

Callie Neylan
Senior UX Designer
Microsoft
Seattle, WA

Paul J. Nini
Professor, Department Chairperson
The Ohio State University
Columbus, OH

R. Brian Stone
Associate Professor
The Ohio State University
Columbus, OH

Dr. Phillip J. Smith
Professor, Department Chairperson
The Ohio State University
Columbus, OH

Sarah Lowe
Associate Professor
The University of Tennessee
Knoxville, TN

Jean Pittman
Educator for Youth Programming
The Wexner Center for the Arts
Columbus, OH

Hans Tan
Assistant Professor
The National University of Singapore
Singapore, SG

 
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