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Driven by curiosity about even the most ordinary subjects, I put all of my energy into each project, working to create incredible experiences around every task, big or small. As a User Experience Designer based in Los Angeles with a strong background in interaction and visual design, I create simple, research-backed, empathetic solutions that improve users’ lives no matter the platform, device or the product.


UX SKILLS

Strategy: Competitor analysis, stakeholder interviews, analytics reviews

Research: Contextual enquiries, surveys, diary studies, user interviews, heuristic reviews, usability testing, persona development, use cases, sketching, story boarding, affinity diagramming, scenarios, journey mapping, card sorting, user flows

Visual Design: Ideation, collaborative design, workflow diagrams, site mapping, sketching, wire framing, Rapid prototyping, A/B testing

Applications: Mobile, web, tvOS, in-car display, virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR), mixed reality (MR)


WORK EXPERIENCE

Sr. Experience Designer - Iconmobile Group, Santa Monica, CA - 2016-present
Collaborative experience design (UX) for global digital products across multiple platforms including mobile, desktop, tablet, in-car, voice user interface, 10’ displays, virtual and augmented reality.

Lead UX/UI Designer - Fuppy.org, Santa Monica, CA - 2016
User experience strategy and design for two animal fostering mobile apps that connect potential fosters with animal shelters in order to streamline the fostering and adoption process.

Design Director - SweetWater Studios, Los Angeles, CA - 2011-16
Founder and creative lead at a start-up design studio managing digital projects including user experience (UX) user interface (UI) and visual design for company’s e-commerce web and mobile sites.

Lead Designer - Fonality, Culver City, CA - 2010-11
Creative lead on web and mobile platforms for a cloud based telecommunications company. User experience (UX), user interface (UI) and visual design for relaunch of company website and enterprise HUD application.

Interactive Art Director - Malenke | Barnhart, Denver, CO - 2008-10
Art direction, user interface (UI) and interaction design (IxD) across agency accounts including Disney, Quiznos, Qwest Communications, and University of Denver.

Design Director - Virtupoint, Burbank, CA - 2006-07
Creative leadership for teams of writers, designers and developers with offices in Los Angeles and Warsaw, Poland. Created engaging user interface (UI) for interactive media and streaming video players, partnering with the NFL, NCAA and UFC.

Creative Director, Digital - AEG LA Kings, Los Angeles, CA - 2002-06
Lead creative and digital brand management for the LA Kings. Information architecture, user interface (UI) and visual design for relaunch of team website, developing the KingsTV streaming video platform. 


EDUCATION

University at Buffalo - Center for the Arts, BFA - Visual Communications
Mohawk Valley College, AA - Advertising & Design
General Assembly User Experience Design Immersive


UX TOOLS

OmniGraffle, Sketch, Adobe Creative Cloud (Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign), InVision, Justinmind, Axure RP, Keynote, a Sharpie and paper. A solid understanding of HTML, CSS and Javascript.


ORGANIZATIONS

UXPA, AIGA, UXFWD