Career Goal
Career Goal

I’m looking for new opportunities with engaging and delightful products and services, where I can bring my full range of experiences, including my specific focus on UX/UI design and architecture, product design, and startup skills, to help grow them further with a fully realized creation of outstanding, interactive products.

Currently, also accepting freelance work, as well as opportunities to teach, be they hands-on workshops, online or otherwise.

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Education & Training
Education & Training
  • Interaction Design – Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA – 2012 – 2013, 4.0 GPA
  • Computer Science – Santa Monica Community College, Santa Monica, CA – 2007, 4.0 GPA
  • Multimedia – The Bradley Academy/The Art Institute, York, PA – 2000, 4.0 GPA
  • Business & Multimedia – Upattinas Private School (homeschooled myself), Glenmoore, PA 1997-98, 4.0 GPA
Experience
West Chester, PA
Lead UX Architect

Responsible for UX/UI design, strategy and architecture across multiple verticals, geo’s and channels, with a special emphasis on web applications, OTT/OTA, native iOS and Android apps, and responsive web design.

Los Angeles, CA
UX Instructor

In an effort to grow and deepen my own user experience understanding and skill sets, I began teaching through UCLA’s Extension program in January, 2015. After having undergone and completed a year long apprenticeship early in my career, I learned the value first-hand of passing the knowledge and craft of this discipline on, so jumped at the opportunity to give back.

Since that time, I’ve co-created several new online classes as part of their Advanced Web and Interaction Design Certificate program, and now teach 4 unique classes throughout the year, including:

  • User Experience I: Survey (Online)
  • User Experience II: Iteration (Online)
  • User Experience: Toolkit and Development (Online)
  • User Experience: Mobile First (Online)
Philadelphia, PA
Senior User Experience Designer
  • Full-time Work:
    • Canadian Tire, The Source, Thomson Reuters, QVC, Flagger Force, iPipeline, ConnectiCare, and Unify.
  • Contracted Work:
    • Sentara.com – Sr. UX Designer & Architect / UX Lead: Sentara needed a unified website to house their family of hospitals and medical practices. We are completely re-imagining their site and implementing it as a highly modular, responsive, CMS driven, single page application built on Angular.js.
    • MLB: At Bat – Sr. UX Designer & Architect, Win8 Phone app: Provided information architecture and user experience design solutions which lead to a successful launch.
    • DirecTV – Sr. UX Designer & Architect / UX Lead, iOS app: Provided extensive research, ideation and a fully realized, native and universal iOS app.
Cleveland, Ohio
Senior User Experience Architect
  • Contracted to provide extensive business analysis, information architecture and user experience design for the redesign of Cleveland Clinic’s enterprise intranet serving 44,000 employees worldwide (in under 3-weeks time).
  • Lead and conduct client discovery sessions to determine business and functional requirements
  • Managed information architecture and user experience strategy and planning between dept & teams
  • Design, develop and manage client wireframes, site maps, user personas, workflows, etc.
  • Advise clients on information architecture and user experience best practices
  • Develop usability test plans and focused groups to test and validate intranet platform designs
Los Angeles, CA
Director of User Experience
  • Lead and conduct client discovery sessions to determine business and functional requirements
  • Translate requirements into user stories, use cases, personas, and workflows
  • Design, develop and manage client sitemaps, wireframes and experience architecture maps
  • Information architecture and user experience design for web and mobile experiences
  • Advise clients on information architecture and user experience best practices
  • Manage multi-disciplinary and distributed teams across multiple timezones
  • Manage product design for both web and mobile-based projects
Los Angeles, CA
Webmaster

DUTIES INCLUDED:

  • design, develop and manage website design & editorial content
  • information architecture and user experience design consultation
  • administer email lists and users
  • design, write, mail, and manage email newsletters
  • coordinate social media marketing campaigns with lead designer, chief marketing officer and owners.
  • manage WordPress content management system, its content and its users
Los Angeles, CA
Spoonful.com – Senior Information Architect

Contracted via Onward Search to provide extensive interaction design, information architecture and user experience design solutions on site for SapientNitro’s client, Disney Interactive Media Group (DIMG).

Created and delivered rapid iterations for responsive design-based viewports and platforms (web, iPad, Kindle, iPhone, Android, etc.) using Adobe InDesign. Worked closely with visual design, front-end design, developers, editorial, product, and others on a daily basis on a very agile and rapid re-branding cycle for Disney’s Spoonful.com.

Story.us – Senior Information Architect & Interaction Designer

After the successful launch of Disney’s Spoonful.com site, I returned as Senior Information Architect and Interaction Designer to provide additional consulting for another product, offering extensive experience design, interaction design, information architecture and user experience design solutions on site for SapientNitro’s client, the Disney Interactive Media Group (DIMG).

As senior information architect and interaction designer, I was responsible for developing and maintaining the experience architecture artifacts and documentation (map, wireframes, etc.) for web, iOS and other mobile platforms, using Adobe Illustrator, InDesign and Photoshop. I also worked very closely with the visual designers, front-end designers, iOS developers, engineers, editorial, product, and others on a daily basis throughout phase 1 of the project.

Santa Monica, CA
Web Support Manager & Information Architect

Contracted via 24 Seven Talent to provide web support and UX/IA services for the launch of The Gunnar Challenge (http://gunnarchallenge.com), as well as support for the company’s existing product line (ClickFit.com, Biggest Loser Club UK, AU, Asia, and My.Blackmores).

Services provided included:

  • Information Architecture & User Experience Design for multi-platform, mobile (Android and Apple) and web products
  • Testing of new web and mobile builds (on test, stage and production environments)
  • Web content production and management
  • Tech support: network and workstation configuration and administration

Software used:

  • Axure (wireframes and prototypes)
  • Adobe CS6 (content production and editing)
  • Verve CMS (content population, webdesign, email marketing)
  • Vault Professional (issue tracking)
  • MS Office
Los Angeles, CA
Information Architect & Project Lead

DUTIES INCLUDED:

  • wireframe revisions, annotations and new wireframe work
  • software and website audits
  • create and update change tracking sheets, functional requirements, production requirement documents
  • sitemaps, process flows, mental models, personas
  • discovery and intake sessions
  • project management: write up project proposals and statements of work, manage client relations and projects through information architecture project-related processes and phased deliverables.

 

PROJECTS:

  • GlobalShopex.com – International Checkout: Project Management, Wireframes, Process Flows
  • FitForCommerce.com – eCommerce Site: Wireframes, Sitemaps, Process Flows, Mental Models, Production Requirement Documents, Website Audits, Discovery/Intake Sessions.
  • American Medical Association – eCommerce Site: Wireframes, Sitemaps, Process Flows
  • San Diego Convention & Visitors Bureau – B2B/B2C Website (Threshold Interactive Agency) – Wireframes, Sitemaps, Process Flows, Mental Models, Production Requirement Documents, Website Audits, Discovery/Intake Sessions.
  • HarborFreight.com: Navigation, Category and Family Page Templates – Wireframes
  • PreVerify.com – Brand Positioning: SWOT Analysis

 

Los Angeles, CA
Information Architect & User Experience Consultant

DUTIES INCLUDED:

  • advised CTO and team on User Experience and Information Architecture best practices
  • wireframing (using OmniGraffle Professional), revisions and annotations
  • performed existing website and software application audits
  • created and updated production requirement documents (PRD’s)
  • recorded and tracked content mapping sessions with clients
  • interviewed key stakeholders, users and related parties
  • created sitemaps, workflows, and process flows
  • project management: managed client relations and projects through information architecture project-related processes and phased deliverables.

PROJECTS: • Dial800.com: Wireframes, Sitemaps, Process Flows, Product Requirement Documents, Website Audits, Discovery/Intake sessions

Los Angeles, CA
Director of Technology

DUTIES INCLUDED:

  • information architecture and user experience design
  • design, develop and manage website design & editorial content
  • install and customize WordPress content management system
  • manage website content and its users
  • online marketing campaign management (social media marketing, email marketing, etc.)
Los Angeles, CA
eCommerce Manager, CEO, Co-founder/Owner

DUTIES INCLUDED:

  • responsible for company’s website and eCommerce development
  • managed merchandising, product creation (photography, copy writing, etc.) and maintenance
  • project managed site dev with programmers
  • managed marketing (print, social media)
  • maintained corporate housekeeping (minutes, taxes, compliance),
  • oversaw operations (with COO), customer relations, sales, vendor relations, and more as needed
Santa Cruz, CA
Chief Operating Officer & Co-founder

Co-founder and COO for Dianovo.com, where my vision was to make significant change and growth in the global marketplace and beyond by raising business and consumer standards of conduct with regards to the environment, professionally and personally, for the greater benefit of the earth and all its citizens. My focus was on fusing the latest web technologies with both modern and tribal conscious, eco and green principles to educate and enlighten the widest audience possible, through a highly customized, modular CMS-framework powered by Drupal.

DUTIES INCLUDED:

  • Asset and content creation
  • Page template creation
  • Site / page content strategy and creation
  • CMS content population
  • QA, testing and debugging
  • Community engagement
  • Social media marketing and campaign management
  • Affiliate marketing
  • Event networking
  • Business & corporate administration
Gardena, CA
Director of Media Relations

DUTIES INCLUDED:

  • maintained daily email and phone correspondence with press and radio contacts
  • organized music content for distribution to contacts
  • creation and management of contacts database using Filemaker Pro
  • website and graphic design
  • general office management
iModern
Venice, CA
Webdesigner

Contracted to provide webdesign, marketing and press services in their first year of online business. iModern was competing with Design Within Reach at the time.

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