Resume

UX Designer and general tech wizzbang. Writer, speaker, teacher, and mentor. Focused on product strategy, IA, structure, performance, and meeting user’s needs.

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Education:

B.S. Art & Design (Graphic Design Concentration)

Towson University, Towson MD

Human Computer Interaction Course

Coursera in Collaboration with University of California, San Diego

Skills

  • Tools: Axure, Adobe Suite, SCSS, HAML, git
  • Methodologies: Wireframing, prototyping, user-centered design, information architecture

Experience:

User Experience Designer

Fastspot — Baltimore, MD

  • Created IA, journey maps, and strategic recommendations for 2 dozen clients.
  • Writing and presenting on UX related topics, including Collaborative IA and Journey Maps.
  • Developing internal processes for functional requirements, IA, and other agency deliverables.

Lead User Experience Designer

ACGI Software — Columbia, MD

  • Broad, holistic UX practice focused on standards, style guide, IA, and UX education.
  • Structured and ran a user testing program with over 20 users to test a major product redesign.
  • Taught seminars on UX principles for employees and customers.

User Experience Designer

no.inc — Baltimore, MD

  • Product UX Lifecycle: User interviews, personas, IA, wireframes, and user testing.
  • Front end development on existing products, merging style bases, refreshing styles, and production work for new products.

Junior UX Designer

r2integrated — Baltimore, MD

  • Designed and developed over 20 wireframes and prototypes in Axure.
  • Researched and implemented best practices and user trends.
  • Developed a holistic prototype styleguide and framework in Axure.

Web Producer

Calvert Education Services — Hunt Valley, MD

  • Build mobile friendly and multi-platform compatible email and landing page templates.
  • Manage 18 websites in Wordpress and Joomla with design and content updates.
  • Advise and implement comprehensive digital media strategies.
  • Information architecture overhaul for Verticy Learning.

Marketing Intern

Calvert Education Services — Hunt Valley, MD

  • Designed over 20 animated and static web banners for display ad purposes.
  • Worked inside sub-brands to create collateral materials for four partners.
  • Managed consultants and contractors with tasks and billing.

Design Intern

Sports 55 — Severna Park, MD

  • Prepared jerseys for printing from mock-ups for over 80 customers.
  • Structured templates for new product lines.

In House Designer

Iggy Apparel — Pasadena, MD

  • Prepared screen ready graphics for over 50 customers.
  • Managed retail environment, customers, merchandise, and presentation.

Volunteering and Leadership

Moderator

Designer Hangout

Organizer/Leadership & Presenter

Baltimore UX Meetup

Other Experience

Photography Assistant

Jennifer McMenamin Photography — Baltimore, MD

  • Second shooting at weddings in the Greater Baltimore Area.
  • Tracks day-of scheduling, clients, and details to ensure smooth events.

Freelance Designer

Self Employed — Wherever My Laptop Is, MD

  • Front End Web development and technical consulting for 12 clients, focusing on Wordpress.
  • Point of purchase banners and posters.
  • Hand Lettering chalkboards for promotions.

Yes, I spent some time working in food service. Well, a lot of time.

Shift Manager

Caffè Pronto, Annapolis MD

Gossoon (A.K.A. Busboy)

Brian Boru — Severna Park MD

Volunteer Maryland Coordinator

Americorps — Partners in Care, Pasadena CA MD

Barista

Severna Perk — Severna Park MD

“Independent Contractor” (Paperboy)

Capital Newspaper — Annapolis MD

  • It’s true, I got my first job as a 10 year old. My neighbors loved me though, I could probably still put some of them as a reference.