BioOriginally from Tucson, Arizona, I spent a few years in Washington, DC, working on sustainability and land-use issues for a federal contractor before getting into the Web startup scene. I started out in design at my college newspaper, first as a section editor then as a layout editor. The same approach I took to making print content more accessible is what I bring to the digital realm.
As an information designer I strive to integrate a variety of perspectives to create the best possible product from a business, usability and aesthetic standpoint.
Mountain View, CA
Jun 2012 - Aug 2012
Provided consumer-grade design for enterprise-facing apps, including a location-aware mobile app. Used CSS3, LESS to provide customized Twitter Bootstrap on Grails (on assignment with Aditi Consulting)
Redwood Shores, CA
On assignment with The Creative Group, worked with product managers to define Facebook/social integration strategy and flows for Origin, EA's mobile gaming platform
Washington, DC and San Francisco, CA
Nov 2011 - May 2012
Work included graphic design for a nonprofit's annual report and e-commerce site redesign
Mar 2011 - Oct 2011
User Experience Engineer
Working closely with fellow engineers, provided foundation for 2011 UX redesign of flagship Salsa CRM SaaS product. Provided hard-coded CSS3 visual design enhancements to existing product
Oct 2007 - Mar 2011
Web/UX Graphic Designer
Provided UI design for Web-based mapping application that helped federal agencies share GIS data. Worked with developers on various small projects between copy editing and graphic design tasks
St. Petersburg, FL
Jun 2007 - Aug 2007
Electronic Publishing Intern
Tampa Bay Times
Produced nightly section front updates for TampaBay.com Web site and assisted in the production of special interactive features
Aug 2003 - May 2007
Virginia Commonwealth University
Media studies minor. Served as opinion editor (2004-05) and layout editor (2006) of school newspaper, The Commonwealth Times.
Dow Jones Newspaper Fund Online Editing
Selected as one of 10 interns nationally, chosen for a combination of copy editing and technical capability (HTML/CSS). Trained in 2007 at Western Kentucky University at a workshop sponsored by Yahoo! News.
Usability Week 2009
Attended conference hosted by Nielsen/Norman Group in Washington, DC, and took courses in Application Usability taught by Chris Nodder, former Microsoft employee.