I’m a UX Designer with experience in UI. I’m curious by nature and enjoy investigating users behaviors and motivations. I like figuring out puzzles. With over 10 years of experience, my background also includes front-end development and content strategy. For the past 3 years, my positions involved both UI and UX responsibilities.

EXPERIENCE

SR. UI/UX DESIGNER
Power TakeOff
March 2019 – Present

Main Role: I’m responsible for overseeing all UX and design aspects for the software and energy advising organization. Clients include, Xcel Energy and ComEd.

Responsibilities:

  • Gathering requirements in collaboration with the marketing and development teams 
  • Creating user flows and workflows • Creating user personas and storyboards
  • Researching UX and content strategy • Creating wireframes and hi-res mockups
  • •Designed and developed the company’s corporate website • Designing with ADA Compliance Requirements
  • An evangelist for user experience between management and the dev team

WEB ANALYST / UX DESIGNER
Summit Materials LLC.
Nov. 2017 – Dec. 2018

Main Role: Analyzing and designing the $1.82B acquisition firm new digital platform, including creating an intranet, customer portal, mobile apps, and marketing websites.

Responsibilities included:

  • Researching and producing a competitive analysis
  • Interpreting website analytics and available user demographics
  • Conducting interviews and observation of potential users
  • Presenting finding and digital strategy to higher-level management
  • Creating journey maps and wireframes
  • Creating mockups for data visualization for customer portal dashboard using Microsoft Power Bi
  • Writing presentations for stakeholders and user-friendly training guides on newly released digital products
  • Creating a brand for the company’s digital products, called Summit Connect
  • Implementing W3C Standards and best practices for all digital products
  • Coding design with CSS, HTML, and Javascript
  • Conducting cross-browser testing and troubleshooting
  • Working directly with developers, designers and content writers to implement design changes
  • Defining and gathering requirements for the intranet and public websites projects
  • Managing and conducting meetings with management, digital teams and corporation stakeholders on project status

Tools used:  Adobe Creative Suite, InVision, Google Analytics, Microsoft Power Bi, SharePoint, Asana, Agile, A/B Testing, Google Analytics.

UX/UI DESIGNER
Fixters.com
Aug. 2016 – Feb. 2017

Main Role: Transforming the real estate renovation app from data tables to a full-fledged interactive mobile app with data visualization with e-commerce online shopping cart. Implementing high-design which matched with partnered corporation Home Advisor and Home Depot standards.

Responsibilities included:

  • Researched and produced a competitive analysis
  • Interpreted website analytics and available user demographics
  • Conducted interview and observation of potential users
  • Studied real estate data and how its best interpreted by users
  • Created wireframe and mockup for the main visual dashboard
  • Created a journey map of the 7 steps progress to create a ‘flip or flop’ real estate estimate
  • Visually designed each page of the mobile app and desktop version
  • Coded design and marketing website with front-end development using CSS, HTML, Javascript, and PHP
  • Conducted cross-browser testing and troubleshooting
  • Conducted A/B testing and field usability testing
  • Presented UX findings and digital strategy to CEO

Tools used: Adobe Creative Suite, Sketch, InVision, Microsoft office products, SQL and WordPress.

FRONT-END DEVELOPER & BALLOTTRAX SYSTEMS MANAGER
i3Logix Software
Feb. 2015 – Feb. 2016

Main Role: Managed onboard and training for government clients for the 2015/2016 election. Served as the front-end developer for digital products websites.

Responsibilities included:

  • Served as liaison between the marketing director and the development team
  • Created a marketing website for the mail-in ballot tracking app Ballottrax
  • Created and managed WordPress websites, using HTML, CSS, Javascript, and Subversion
  • Conducted cross-browser testing and troubleshooting
  • Wrote web content for the marketing website
  • Implemented SEO practices for content
  • Conducted demo and training with government agencies

Tools used: Adobe Creative Suite, Front-End Coding, SQL, and WordPress.

DIGITAL PRODUCER
The Denver Post
June 2010 – Feb. 2015

Main Role: Managed breaking news online. Created new blogs with different target audiences.

Responsibilities included:

  • Worked with the digital team to define target audiences and implement strategies to reach them
  • Designed content layout for featured online stories
  • Designed new blog sites and coordinated communication with writers, graphic designers, and developers
  • Worked closely with reporters and editors to produce breaking online stories with video, audio players, related links, and surveys
  • Trained colleagues in all production practices, including CMS, SEO, and social media best practices
  • Audited content to ensure every story met our digital production standards

Tools used: Content Management System, Adobe Omniture, HTML, CSS, Javascript, PHP, WordPress, and Adobe Creative Suite.

EDUCATION
UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO AT BOULDER, GRADUATE STUDIES IN DIGITAL STRATEGY AND DESIGN

Aug. 2009 – Aug. 2010
Graduate Studies through Boulder Digital Works in digital strategy, UX design, UI design, and web development. Program partners and faculty included management from Google, Apple, Crispin Porter + Bogusky, and IDEO. 

UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO AT BOULDER – B.A. IN POLITICAL SCIENCE

SKILLS

  • Adobe Creative
  • Sketch
  • InVision
  • HTML
  • CSS
  • PHP
  • Javascript
  • Research
  • Agile
  • Verbal & Written Communications
  • Project Management
  • SharePoint Designer