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.
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.
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.
Unity (in progress)
Certification | Springboard, 2019
Web Apps with ReactJS
Certification | Codeacademy Intensive, 2018
Certification | Thinkful, 2016
B.S. English Literature
Edgewood College | 2010
John C. Campbell Folk School | 2010
A gaming community that aims to create a space for entertainment while cultivating a positive attitude toward improvement.
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.
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.