Experience

Avalara, Inc.

UX/Visual Designer | Nov 2012 - Present

  • Stakeholder interview and business requirement gathering
  • Front end web development
  • Rapid prototyping
  • Wireframing and interaction mapping
  • Managed and developed web style guide
  • Cross browser* and cross device testing (*modern and IE8+)
  • Internal web needs (EG: CMS styling, responsive HTML emails)
  • Web UI design adhering to brand guidelines
  • Project management
  • Collaborated with developers, content strategists, SEO specialists, and product managers
  • Collaborated on visual unification of brand, web marketing, and product UI
  • Content strategy

Microsoft, Central Media

UI/UX Designer | Oct 2011 - Oct 2012, Contract - Aquent

  • Designed the UI for Galactic Reign for both phone and tablet
  • Designed core features inline with the tenants of Windows 8
  • Experienced dual-platform design and development process
  • Typeface selection for macro and micro typography on mobile devices
  • Asset production and implementation
  • Worked with the Agile (Scrum) software development process

Seattle Central Creative Academy

Tutor, Mentor, TA | Sep 2011 — Present

Assist in curriculum development for UX, web development, and visual design courses. Connect current students with graduates and professionals in the industry and facilitate Q&A sessions and workshops. Tutoring on a per-request basis as needed by the students done in group sessions as to improve collaborative problem-solving. Mentor students on a variety of topics, from design & development, to job industry placement and career advancement.

Fadimantium

Intern | Jul 2011 — Sep 2011

Design and layout for Seattle Bank advertising materials including bus ads, print ads, and web banner ads. Desktop and mobile web design, web development and CMS management for various clients including United Way of Greensboro and Poppermost Communications.

Michael Rosenberg Photography

Studio Manager | Aug 2009 — Oct 2011

Duties include office management, designing print/web marketing, tethered shooting support, location assistance, retouching, scheduling, digital asset management, client assistance, and studio upkeep. Lit President Barack Obama.

Iridio Studio

Intern | Oct 2008 — Dec 2008

Assisted on commercial photo shoots, set up equipment, tethered shooting support, production management, studio management, client assistance


Education

Seattle Central Community College

Associate of Applied Sciences, Graphic Design

Graduated 2011

Brooks Institute

Bachelor of Arts, Professional Photography, Commercial Concentration

Graduated 2008


Conferences & Events

UX Strat Masterclass, 2014

Mobile UX Camp, 2014

UX Immersion, 2013

WordCamp, 2013

Mobile UX Camp, 2013

The Hive Conference, 2011

Seattle IA/UX Meetups, Regular attendance

Skills

Design

  • Typography
  • Grid systems
  • Layout
  • Usability
  • Branding

Technical

  • HTML5
  • CSS3
  • SASS/LESS
  • Responsive design
  • Wordpress
  • Bootstrap
  • Git (command line)

Process

  • Mobile First
  • Wireframing
  • Rapid prototyping
  • Concepting
  • Layout
  • Branding

Software

  • Photoshop
  • Illustrator
  • InDesign
  • AfterEffects
  • Coda
  • Sublime Text
  • MS Office Suite
  • OSX/Windows