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

2009 – 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 honeycomb 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 and techniques for image optimization
  • Designed reports for an AP Computer Science online course (which has since spun out as Edhesive)

User Experience Designer

2006 – 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.

Seattle, WA

Web Developer

2004 – 2006

I realized sites for Seattle-area businesses and non-profits using standards-compliant HTML & CSS in collaboration with graphic designers.

Education

Berklee College of Music, Boston, MA — 2002

Coursework: Jazz Performance. Musical studies including drumset, harmony, ear training, and arranging.