What I Do

I solve problems, make the complex simple, shape behavior, design, plan, strategize, and architect. I fight for the user, all the while balancing the needs of business and technology to create successful and elegant digital products and experiences.

 

Proficiencies

Interaction Design / User Experience / User Centered Design, Visual Design, Front-end Web Development (HTML, JS, CSS)

Employment

AKQA | Washington, DC | New York, NY

User Experience Designer
November 2011 - Present

Tribal DDB | Dallas, TX

User Experience Designer
October 2010 - November 2011
Lead resource for all User Experience and Information Architecture decisions, discussions, and deliverables. Focus and specialties include user-centered design methodologies, emerging standards, information architecture, interaction, information, and visual design.

Sq1 Agency | Dallas, TX

Interaction Director
August 2009 - October 2010
Lead all User Experience, User Interface Design, and Usability Design projects and services. Focus and specialties include user-centered design methodologies, emerging standards, information architecture, interaction, information, and visual design.

Blacksburg Electronic Village | Blacksburg, VA

Lead Web Designer / Developer
Fall 2007 - May 2009
Worked in a fast-paced, team environment, delivering professional websites and web support for a diverse range of clients. Promoted to lead developer role which involved managing, and overseeing other team members and their work.

Education

Virginia Polytechnic and State University (Virginia Tech) | Blacksburg, VA

Bachelor in Fine Arts
Major: Visual Communication and Design, concentrating in web design and user experience.
Minor: Business

Nice To Know

Two-year Captain, Virginia Tech Men's Lacrosse Team, '04 - '08; SELC Champions-'05;
Percussionist for 11 years. Squad Leader in internationally recognized Alexis I. duPont Orchestra and Marching Band. Played in Rose Bowl Parade, Pasadena, California; St Patrick's Day Parade, Dublin, Ireland; New Years Day Parade, London, England.