June 2015 – present
Senior Visual Designer, Vulcan
As Senior Visual Designer on the UX Team at Vulcan, collaborate with project teams to shape superb digital experiences that aim to impact the world in positive ways. Work closely with user researchers and product owners to understand user needs, and with project teams to translate user needs into project requirements. Following a design-thinking model, design product user interfaces in an agile and iterative workflow.
February 2013 – January 2015
Senior Contract/Freelance Designer
Contracted at Starbucks and Amazon as an in-house visual designer, contributing to projects including brand evolution and improved customer experiences. Worked collaboratively with clients and other partners on freelance projects, providing hands-on UX and visual design including wireframes, website design, and brand identity.
November 2009 – January 2013
Creative Director/Senior Designer, Democratic National Committee/Organizing for America
As part of the Digital leadership team, developed ideas on how to best communicate complicated ideas to a national audience. Oversaw design projects such as the launch of Barack Obama’s 2012 campaign, the evolution of the Democrats brand, including a complete website redesign, and branded outreach campaigns. Created brands for advocacy initiatives and campaigns. Designed printed literature and merchandise for Organizing for America and the Democratic National Committee.
September 2007 – October 2009
Creative Services, Eben Design
Designed logos, identity systems, websites and marketing materials as part of a collaborative creative team. Managed and art directed a small team of designers. Worked closely with account managers and clients to ensure designs met project goals.
August 1997 – September 2007
Graphic Designer/Creative Director, RR Donnelley/Iridio
Created appealing, intuitive software interfaces for client-facing applications. Established and maintained a professional, consistent, and dynamic look and feel for Iridio and RR Donnelley ads, collateral, and websites. Provided design work for clients including Boeing, Seattle Symphony, The Cleveland Orchestra, Kasala, Nokia, Emile Henry, University Book Store, and Starbucks.
Low & High Fidelity UI Design
User-centered Interaction Design
Brand Development & Evolution
Facilitating UX Workshops
UX Mapping & Diagramming
HTML & CSS
UX Certification: Interaction Design
Nielsen Norman Group
Bachelor of Fine Arts Academy of Art University, San Francisco
Full portfolio and contact info available on request.