Resume

I’m a UX/UI designer with a knack for programming, and I love to design and build products that contribute to the greater good. My favorite spot to be is somewhere in the middle of where science and art connect with people.

Experience


UX/UI Developer

UW-Madison, Division of Information Technology | 2016 - Present

Develop and maintain the UW Theme for Wordpress, which is used by over 1,000 groups on campus. Collaborate with user experience team throughout project lifecycle and contribute to the creation of wireframes, prototypes, as well as conduct user testing and research. Manage department Tech Talk series, which is a bi-weekly live stream event with 20 - 40 attendees on average. Recruit and mentor computer science students.

Web Designer & Developer

Freelance Consultant | 2010 - Present

Design custom logos and brand identity packages to meet clients’ creative vision and purpose. Built Wordpress and Squarespace sites for small businesses and non-profits, maintain site content, improve SEO, manage scope of projects based on cost constraints and time. Also provide professional photography and videography for local businesses like Dirigible Studio, Batch Bakehouse, Story First Media, Better by Design, and Jen Dederich Photography.

Web Developer Intern

Hiebing | May - August, 2016

Lead web developer for one of Hiebing's clients with a strong focus on front end skills and Wordpress as the backend framework. Learned from a wonderful team of fun, creative, and passionate people.

Marketing Generalist

Total Administrative Services Corporation | 2012 - 2015

Contribute to creation of web and print copy, curate content for social media outlets, help facilitate the overall marketing process and PR campaigns, ensure brand consistency across TASC products, as well as provide graphic design, video, event planning, photography, and web support.

Skills


UX Methods

  • Persona creation

  • Wire-framing

  • Prototyping

  • User Research

  • Content Strategy

  • A/B Testing

  • Agile workflow

  • Competitor analysis

  • User flows

  • User stories

  • Sitemaps

  • Problem statements

Prototyping Tools

  • Sketch

  • Figma

  • Adobe XD

  • Invision

  • Photoshop

  • Illustrator

  • inDesign

  • Procreate

Development

  • Javascript

  • HTML/CSS

  • Wordpress

  • Jekyll

  • Unity (in progress)

  • QA testing

  • Git

Education


UX Design

Certification | Springboard, 2019

Web Apps with ReactJS

Certification | Codeacademy Intensive, 2018

Front-End Engineering

Certification | Thinkful, 2016

B.S. English Literature

Edgewood College | 2010

Beginner Blacksmith

John C. Campbell Folk School | 2010

Community Engagement


Logical Journey Gaming

A gaming community that aims to create a space for entertainment while cultivating a positive attitude toward improvement.

Re-collection Podcast

Guest on the Re-collection podcast where I discuss the indie game Fez with host Kyle Bursaw.

Better by Design

Contributing developer of the Better by Design conference website in collaboration with Dirigible Studio.

Student Mentor

Provide development and design mentorship to computer science students at UW-Madison and Madison College. Work with students to build practical skills in both development and UX design.