Education

2009 - 2012

ART CENTER COLLEGE OF DESIGN  |  Pasadena, CA

Graphic Design Major with emphasis in Interactive Design

B.F.A., Honors Graduate with Distinction

2006 - 2008

SADDLEBACK COLLEGE  |  Mission Viejo, CA

Graphic Design Major

Experience

Dec 2017 - Current

GUIDE CHANGE  |  Austin, TX

UX/UI Design Contractor

Design and research for the product development of a financial management application for protecting senior citizens against fraud & exploitation. Deliverables include research insights gathered from interviews and secondary research, wireframes, site map, and final UI for 20+ screens for an MVP prototype for submission to TechStars, Feb 2018.

Nov 2017 - Current

COMMUNITIES THAT BUILD COMMUNITIES  |  Austin, TX

UX Researcher

Conducted research and interviews for an independent community outreach project focused on sustainable and affordable housing development. Insights will be provided as foundation material for a creative hackathon to be hosted at SXSW Create 2018. 

10.2014 - 07.2017

REALPAGE  |  Richardson, TX

Senior UX/UI Designer

Design lead in product development for software applications developed for the housing industry. Major projects included acting as design lead of a global UI Library in support of 63+ products and applications.

08.2012 - 02.2015

FREELANCE DESIGN  |  Los Angeles, CA

Types of design work ranging from brand development and presentations to web, mobile, and print applications. Selected clients: Interactivism, VIDA & Co., Mocean, Communities In Schools, Artifact, Claire Sommers Buck, and Brass Lamp Book Bar.

03.2013 - 11.2013

RADLEY STUDIOS  |  Los Angeles, CA

Design Contractor

Assisting with brand development and design for clients in network television and non-profit industries. Client work included projects for Discovery Channel, Investigation Discovery, CISCO, Real Medicine Foundation, and Charity Water.

09.2012 - 03.2013

TROIKA  |  Los Angeles, CA

Design Contractor

Assisting with brand development and presentations for clients in the network television and film industries. Client work included projects for AMC, Food Network, CW, A&E, FX, PBS, Univision, GalaTV, and Participant Media.

11.2011 - 01.2012

KARTEN:DESIGN  |  Marina Del Rey, CA

Graphic Design Intern

Worked closely with the user research team to create infographics and design for research materials developed for current clients, most notably Kohler.

Professional Organizations & Volunteering

OpenIDEO  |  Austin Chapter

Operations Team, Community Assessment/Researcher

Action Design Network  |  Austin Chapter

Contributing Member 

Experimental Civics @ UT Girls Day, February 2018  |  Petal Flower STEM workshop

UX Design Mentor, Introducing young girls to research methodologies

Tools

UX Methodologies

Photoshop

Illustrator

InDesign

AfterEffects

Sketch

Invision/Craft

Interviewing

Affinity Mapping

Empathy Mapping

A/B Testing

2x2 Narrowing

Storyboarding

Wireframing

Journey Maps

Personas