SUMMARY 

Emmy-nominated designer with 10+ years of experience in sketching, prototyping, presentation and fabrication of designs which display creative problem-solving. Proficient in all of the standard design software, as well as mockups, user testing, and managing the realization of finished designs. Diverse skill set ranging from mobile, web and graphic design to industrial design and animation.

 

EXPERIENCE

UX/UI Designer
DIVERSANT LLC. – SAN FRANCISCO, CA. – 06/2016-11/2016
•  Native mobile design – personal finance app
•  Planning of a chatbot user interface

UX Design Mentor
UNIVERSITY of MICHIGAN UMSI UX DESIGN CLINIC – ANN ARBOR, MI. – 09/2016-12/2016
 •  Provided guidance for students on a project designing a product for an actual company
 •  Advised students on the realities of working in the field of User Experience Design

UX Designer
DESIGN CAFFEINE INC. – SAN FRANCISCO, CA. – 11/2013-06/2016
 •  Prototyped a mobile banking app with tap-to-pay and a unique single-use gift card payment type
 •  Designed an intuitive W-2 recognition and scanning procedure for TurboTax’s iPad app
 •  Wireframed an iPad bank transfer flow for credit union banking software
 •  Conducted a design sprint with Wells Fargo to redesign their mobile banking app
 •  Co-Taught an online class on prototyping for UX Design

Interactive Exhibit Designer
CHILDREN’S DISCOVERY MUSEUM – SAN JOSE, CA. – 03/2015-05/2016
 •  Designed interactive learning exhibits for young children for Educare’s first preschool in California
 •  Supervised a fabrication team and oversaw material sourcing for exhibit elements
 •  User testing and revisions, using interviews and observation of the tests in progress
 •  Creating presentations and presenting to clients using Powerpoint, Keynote, 3D and hand drawn images

UX/UI Prototyping and Testing Instructor
SILICON VALLEY INNOVATION CENTER – SAN MATEO, CA. – 08/2015
 •  Taught a class on storyboarding and prototyping mobile and wearable technology designs to international students
 •  Worked with students to test their prototypes, and apply test findings to strengthen their designs 

UX Designer
CENGAGE LEARNING INC. – SAN FRANCISCO, CA. – 03/2014-03/2015
 •  UX Design for two programs to teach psychology/psychopathology through case studies and carefully arranged evidence
 •  Designed a media library application, created a clickable Axure prototype and conducted user testing
 •  Storyboarded user experiences for a mobile app used to learn and review missed exam questions
 •  Refined ideas over the course of a 5-day design sprint to create a testable Keynote prototype

Interactive Props & Graphic Designer
SESAME STREET, CHILDREN’S TELEVISION WORKSHOP – NEW YORK, NY. – 08/2009-11/2013
 •  Created an album of images for the first appearance of an iPad on the program
 •  Constructed a breakaway checkerboard for Cookie Monster to chomp
 •  Designed and printed the show’s first paper currency

Interactive Props
SILENT LIBRARY, MTV – NEW YORK, NY. – 08/2009-12/2011
 •  User testing on 3D Rube-Goldberg-style machines to ensure safe operation
 •  Design which simplifed complex processes into intuitive user experiences
 •  Fabrication of items with welding, woodworking, and computer-aided design

Instructor – Product Design
PARSONS SCHOOL of DESIGN – NEW YORK, NY.– 09/2005-05/2006
 •  Designed a lesson plan to teach modelmaking to college sophomores
 •  Set up demonstrations to illustrate fabrication processes
 •  Taught students specialized skills in group lectures, and through one-on-one guidance

Freelance Designer
NEW YORK, NY. & SAN FRANCISCO, CA.– 05/1999-present
 •  Planned designs for interactive displays used during Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany
 •  Designed and constructed a 30’ wide flying-saucer-shaped tent for an event at Google
 •  Created two award-winning shorts for Cartoon Network: Utica Cartoon and The Upstate Four
 •  Constructed a velvet-draped puppet stage (with matching chaise lounge) for Miss Piggy 

 

EDUCATION

Mobile UX/UI Design – INTENSIVE CERTIFICATE
San Francisco State University – San Francisco, CA – 2013 

Master of Arts – EXHIBITION DESIGN
Fashion Institute of Technology – New York, NY. – 2012 

Bachelor of Arts – INDUSTRIAL DESIGN
College of Creative Studies – Detroit, MI. – 1999  

    
SKILLS 

•  Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, After Effects, Flash, Illustrator, InDesign, etc.)
•  3D Modeling & Planning with Google Sketchup, VectorWorks, Cinema 4D, 3DSMax
•  Prototyping, Storyboarding, and User Testing with Axure, Omnigraffle, Sketch, Visio, Fireworks, Balsamiq, Justinmind, Keynote
•  Understanding of HTML and CSS principles
•  Familiarity with Chrome Developer Tools & Twitter Bootstrap
•  Can Work Directly in CSS to modify sites and designs 

  
AWARDS 

 •  NATAS, Emmy nomination for work on Sesame Street (2013, 2015, 2016)
 •  Ottawa International Animation Festival, Award for Television Animation for Children
 •  ASIFA-East Animation Festival, Excellence in Animation, Excellence in Sound

  
REFERENCES

References happily provided upon request

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