Skills

Product Design

Concepts, Prototyping, Wireframing, Interaction Design, User Interface Design…

User Experience

Qualitative & Quantitative Research: User Testing, Interviews, Surveys, Personas, Scenarios…

Visual Design

Branding, Art Direction, Typography, Color Theory, Interface Guidelines

Writing

Technical Writing, Product Reviews, Nonfiction Storytelling

Technical/Development

HTML, CSS, JavaScript, jQuery, AJAX, PHP, Rails, SQL, Git…

Leadership

Hiring, Coaching, Strategy, Planning, Goal Setting and Tracking, Design & UX Advocacy…

Professional Experience

Product/UX Designer

2013 - Current Freelance — Product design, visual design, information architecture, and UX design & research for companies including dlvr.it, Poachedjobs.com and Cisco.

Photographer, Writer & Brand Ambassador

2014 - Current Freelance — Outdoor adventure photography and writing for brands including REI, Westcomb, Stio, and Altra Running. Authored two climbing guidebooks.

Manager, User Experience

2009 – 2013 Janrain — Apply design and research methods to shape the User Experience of Janrain's products while building a five person UX team to support a rapidly growing engineering organization.

Product/UX Designer

2008 - 2009 Freelance — Product & UX design and research for projects on a variety of platforms including native iOS, web, and 10 foot UI.

Team Lead, UX

2005 - 2008 Pheedo, Inc. — Enterprise level SaaS, syndicated content & rich media

Senior Web Developer

2004 - 2005 Curiosity Group (Agency) — Interactive marketing & brand experience

Lead Web Developer

2003 - 2004 J-Tech Communications (Agency) — Web strategy, planning, and design

CAD Program Manager

2001 - 2002 ACGI — Autodesk sales, training & support

Product Designer

1999 - 2001 Kinematic Automation — Automation and diagnostic equipment manufacturing

Product Designer

1997 - 1999 MRL Industries — Semiconductor and industrial thermal processing

CAD Designer

1995 - 1997 Condor Earth Technologies — Geographic information systems & earth science

Education

Computer Science - Geographic Information Systems

1995 - 1997 Columbia Community College