CONTACT

(314) 420-7193

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PROFILE

I’m a UX designer and entrepreneur currently residing in San Francisco, California. Specializing in web, mobile & tablet design.

A native from St. Louis, Missouri, I started my career at Webster University, where I received my bachelor’s degree in advertising and marketing with an emphasis in graphic design. While in St. Louis I worked for several design agencies as well as started a couple of design companies working with clients such as Dial Soap, AT&T, and many more. Later had the opportunity to purchase a company called the Pride Pages in 2010. The longest-lasting business directory since 1994 connecting the LGBTQ community to businesses in the St. Louis area. I was able to flip the company around making it profitable once again by overhauling the website’s look and feel and creating a killer UX. Additionally, I designed the Pride Pages’ mobile app for both iOS and Android as well as increasing sales through social media engagement. In 2013, I successfully sold the Pride Pages to allow for new ventures.

I later moved to San Francisco to continue my education in web design at the Academy of Art University. Throughout the years, I have worked as a creative/art director and UX designer for companies such as Apartment List,  Elementum, TidePool, Intel, Wells Fargo, NIKEiD, Dancing with the Stars, Charlotte Russ, MerryMedia, Ellen Degeneres, Olivia Travel, and many more.

Currently, I am working at a company called, Chronicled on the design team. I was hired to lead the design efforts and build out Chronicled’s platform using blockchain technology that brings security and transparency to our customers in supply chain industries like responsible gold, pharmaceuticals, and many more. Creating innovative and strategic UI/UX designs for both web, mobile web, and native applications.

SKILLS

PROFESSIONAL

Management

UX/UI Design

Graphic Design

Photography

Branding

TECHNICAL

Figma

Sketch

Photoshop

Illustrator

Indesign

After Effects

Zeplin

EDUCATION

MFA WEB DESIGN & NEW MEDIA
ACADEMY OF ART
2011 - 2016
BA ADVERSTISING & MARKETING
WEBSTER UNIVERSITY
2005 - 2008

INTERESTS

HOBBIES

Travel

Fashion

Working out

Sports

Reading

Photography

Single malt scotch

EXPERIENCE

LEAD PRODUCT DESIGNER | 02/2018 - Present
CHRONICLED

Leading the design efforts and build out Chronicled’s platform using blockchain technology that brings security and transparency to our customers in supply chain industries like responsible gold, pharmaceuticals, and many more. Creating innovative and strategic UI/UX designs for both web, mobile web and native applications.

LEAD PRODUCT DESIGNER | 05/2017 - 12/2017
MOVOTO BY OJO

Lead product designer responsible for redesigning Movoto’s real estate experience. I work closely with our user researcher, data team, PM, and engineers to test and validate both interaction flows and high fidelity designs for web and mobile web.

SENIOR PRODUCT DESIGNER | 07/2015 - 05/2017
APARTMENT LIST

First product designer responsible for building out Apartment List’s extraordinary rental experience by bridging the gap between the property and renter through a personalized guided user experience. I conduct user interviews and usability testing and translate results into successful high polished designs. I’m also responsible for prototyping, playful animations and style guide creation. Work closely with engineering to implement designs on iOS, Android, web and mobile web.

LEAD PRODUCT DESIGNER | 02/2015 - 05/2017
TIDEPOOL

Lead the interaction and visual design for a mobile gaming app that helps user improve their cognitive thinking on iOS and Android platforms. Collaborate with our neuroscientist, engineers, CEO, marketing, and other key stakeholders. This includes research, wireframes, iterations, and final mockups designs.

LEAD PRODUCT DESIGNER | 04/2013 - 02/2015
ELEMENTUM

Designed the UI for 4 product applications. This included brainstorms, design exercises with various teams, creating visual designs for both desktop and mobile (iOS & Android) applications, developing a comprehensive style guide, collaborating with IX designers, marketing, engineers, architects, and key stakeholders. In addition to focusing on the design of our product applications I also worked closely with the marketing team providing them marketing materials that enhanced our brand.

CONSULTANT | 01/2004 - PRESENT
E LAI DESIGNS

A creative multimedia agency, creating graphic & interactive design, motion graphics & including: corporate branding & logo design, screen-print/apparel, packaging, marketing collateral, publication, & website design.

CLIENT LIST
Intel, Wells Fargo, Dancing with the Stars, Ellen DeGeneres, The Doctors, Charlotte Russe, Olivia Travel, Dial Soap, MerryMedia

ADDITIONALLY, I'VE...

CORE COMPETENCIES

Designed for iOS, Android, tablet, desktop, and big screen.

User-centered design, user flows, user research

Designed multiple products from scratch, iterated on current releases, led product feedback cycles.

Iconography, style guides, visual patterns and color palettes

Worked in agile environments.

Collaborative thinking, team-based product development

Built dozens of websites and marketing materials, across multiple consumer and business industries.

Data visualization

Led creative projects, mentored designers, and collaborated as part of small and large teams.

Prototyping

Managed relationships with customers, led user research and testing initiatives.

Sourced new designers, conducted and supported recruiting process, trained new employees.

WHAT I'M LOOKING FOR

I’m looking for a company whose mission, culture, and product resonate deeply with me. I want to work for a company that has huge expectations for its designers, and doesn’t just throw things over the wall between product, design, and engineering. I want to work in a collaborative and respectful culture, where individuals are empowered to stretch themselves in a thoughtful and healthy way. I want to work alongside thoughtful and diligent planners who prioritize testing, clarity of objectives, and outcomes. I want my colleagues to inspire, challenge, and awe me, and I want to do the same things to them.

SWIPE RIGHT IF

Your culture is collaborative and respectful and open to challenging the status quo.

Your company values design and has a strong product or product potential.

Your product team wants design professionals who can thoughtfully build products and iterate.

You need someone to develop and implement a consistent and coherent visual aesthetic.