Resume

Professional Experience

UX Designer
The Kroger Co. 07/2018 – Current

I apply user centered design principals to Kroger’s e-commerce efforts to transform user insights into meaningful experiences. Specifically, I am responsible for the Cart, Checkout, and Post Order experiences for Kroger’s grocery store app. I lead of team of junior user experience designers and UI designers. I work cross-functionally with product managers and engineers. Typical work includes leading design discoveries, conducting usability testing, conducting user interviews, creating research reports. Based on research results, I iteratively create wireframes, concepts, and documentation.

Software used: Sketch, Craft, InVision, UserZoom, Adobe Creative Cloud

UX/UI Designer
Freelance Consultant 10/2017 – 07/2018

I helped various sized companies in healthcare, financial services, and hardware manufacturing with UX design projects. Assignments included user research, usability testing, designing a web app for IT professionals to manage specialized servers, and creating wireframes and prototypes for various projects to show user flows and interactions.

Software used: Adobe Creative Cloud, Sketch, InVision, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, jQuery

Senior UI/UX Designer
ImpactFlow 02/2015 – 10/2017

I was responsible for conducting user research and testing for the company's web and mobile applications and contributed my user experience knowledge as a UX generalist for the company. I was also responsible for creating the frontend UI for a web application product (SaaS). I worked closely with both the marketing team and the software engineers to create user experience solutions that make using a complicated product easy.

Software used: Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Sketch, Craft, InVision, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, jQuery

Senior UI/UX Designer
AHA! 04/2014 – 02/2015

I was responsible for providing front-end web development and UX/UI design for the agency's clients, as well as for internal marketing projects. Other responsibilities included creating responsive emails and supporting landing pages for client marketing campaigns. I also created digital designs for multiple social media channels, and provided strategic insights into web development work flows and industry-best practices to my internal team and external clients.

Software used: Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Balsamiq Mockups, HTML, CSS, jQuery

Senior UX Designer
P.F. Chang's 03/2013 – 04/2014

I was responsible for the user experience of the P.F. Chang's website. Responsibilities included conducting site audits, interviewing internal staff and external customers, user testing, and creating wire frames and prototypes. Other responsiblities included creating and maintaining P.F. Chang's websites, microsites, responsive emails, mobile content, and other digital communications.

Software used: Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Balsamiq Mockups, HTML, CSS, jQuery

Interactive Designer
Freelance Consultant 02/2012 – 03/2013

I worked as a consultant to several world-class brands, including Nike, Whole Foods, Academy Sports + Outdoors, Thermador, and P.F. Chang's. Project work included general user interface design, creating micro sites, creating iPad apps and creating graphics and content for social media.

Software used: Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Adobe DPS, HTML, CSS, WordPress

Web and Print Designer
Mercer Advisors 04/2010 – 02/2012

I was responsible for redesigning and maintaining the company's website, creating HTML email blasts for various marketing projects, creating direct mail materials and creating and managing the company's corporate branding and identity. I also was tasked with producing corporate videos for the company's YouTube channel.

Software used: Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, HTML, CSS

Studio Manager
Goble & Associates 03/2007 – 10/2009

I worked as a studio manager for a pharmaceutical advertising agency. Responsibilities included creating product micro sites, creating HTML emails, designing marketing campaign collateral and converting print assets to web assets while also managing a group of four production designers.

Software used: Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Dreamweaver, HTML, CSS

Software

I have expert skills with the following software and services:

  • Sketch
  • InVision
  • UserZoom
  • SurveyMonkey
  • Adobe Creative Cloud
  • Microsoft Office
  • Axure RP
  • Balsamiq Mockups

Education

DePaul University
Chicago, Illinois

B.A. in Liberal Studies with a emphasis in communication.