Resume

UX Designer and general internet nerd, with affinities in writing, speaking, and teaching. Focused on product strategy, IA, structure, design, performance, and meeting user’s needs. Conscientious, idealistic, and lots of heart.

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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, Sketch, Adobe Suite, SCSS, HAML, git, most prototyping tools in existence
  • Methodologies: Wireframing, prototyping, interactive design, user-centered design, information architecture

Experience:

Senior User Experience Designer

T. Rowe Price — Owings Mills, MD

  • I just started here, I haven’t done anything cool yet ok?

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. (I act like I’m proud of this)
  • 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. (In CORELDRAW. NOT A JOKE.)
  • 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. (Basically the ‘everything person.’)

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.