General info

User Experience Designer, Denver, CO
End-to-end user experience designer with a background in information architecture, user interface design, graphic design and front-end code. I am an advocate of a collaborative design process and believe in focused, iterative designs.

Experience

Centennial, CO
Jan 2017 - Apr 2017
Senior UX Designer
EMS, Inc.
Lead designer for the mobile redesign initiative. All aspects of the iOS and Android native applications needed to be reconsidered, redesigned, and redistributed to help engage users and turn the application into a helpful tool for reserving and checking into meeting rooms, desks, and other spaces. Worked closely with product management to discover the necessary features that met the needs of the personas EMS was targeting.
Denver, CO
Jul 2016 - Oct 2016
Lead UX Designer
PromonTech
Lead designer on new financial software for the mortgage industry. All designs were built to be entirely responsive. Helped product management identify pain points for both the consumer-side and lender-side of the mortgage process and gave guidance for which parts to go after first in order to make usable software that would have immediate impact in the market.
Boulder, CO
Apr 2015 - Present
Advisory UX Designer
Pitney Bowes
Lead UX Designer on the Customer Engagement Suite. Promoting the user experience and evangelizing user-centric design to a multinational company transitioning from manufacturing to software. Communicating intent and demonstrating clickable prototypes are key in helping all levels of management and engineering keep focus on the desired outcomes.
Denver, CO
Oct 2013 - Apr 2015
UX Product Designer
FSW.com
Lead UX Designer for the main business-to-business (B2B) shopping experience as well as brand new procurement software suite. All designs are responsive to fit the right screen experience. Use information gathered from analytics, remote user testing and remote a/b tests to inform future design decisions.
Denver, CO
Jun 2009 - Oct 2013
Senior UX Design Manager
Pearson North America
Manager of the Denver UX team. UX Lead on platform initiatives including the main SaaS learning-management software and mobile applications. Agile UX design practice with planning, prototyping, designing and testing in faster sprints with more focus on iteration.

Prior positions held:
Jan, 2011 - Feb, 2013 - Senior UX Designer
Jun, 2009 - Dec, 2010 - UX Designer
Denver, CO
Oct 2008 - Present
User Experience Consultant
Creative Friday
Led concept and development of meaningful, user-friendly, web and mobile applications as a freelance consultant. Produced standards-compliant, cross-browser front-end code for designers and developers. Designed comps and produced layered Photoshop files for firms looking to do their own development.
Denver, CO
Aug 2006 - Oct 2008
Information Architect
Janus Capital Group
Drove strategy and implementation of enhanced company intranet. Led usability tests and created revolutionary method for quickly accessing company forms and applications. Designed flexible and powerful solutions for marketing initiatives.
Denver, CO
Jul 2005 - Jul 2006
Information Architect / Senior Web Designer
Indigio
Designed web sites and applications in an agency setting. Identified solutions by analyzing client competition, reporting findings, designing taxonomy, and creating wireframes and prototypes. Coded standards-compliant HTML/CSS for projects built in .NET.
Centennial, CO
Apr 2003 - Jul 2005
Multimedia Graphic Designer
Shaw Environmental, Inc.
Advanced usability of company’s public Web site through revamped graphic design, information architecture, and CSS-based page layout. Built interactive Flash interfaces for promotional materials presented in CD format. Designed public-facing web sites for remediation projects.
Fort Collins, CO
Oct 2001 - Jan 2003
Creative Director
AJ Graphics
Directed a 3-person design team at a small design agency and helped mentor young designers. Designed brochures, mailers, marketing materials and large-format outdoor advertising.
Denver, CO
Jul 2000 - Sep 2001
Web Designer I
Qwest Interactive
Designed and implemented web sites and web applications in a consulting agency division of Qwest.

Education

Greeley, CO
Aug 1993 - Jun 1996
University of Northern Colorado
Business Administration with an emphasis in Marketing

Additional Experience

Before Web Design
I began my graphic design career in print where I learned valuable typography and layout rules which help me in creating better user experiences. My progression from print production to user experience design has been natural and evolutionary.

Skills

Experience in all aspects of...
User Experience (UX) Design, User Interface (UI) Design, Information Architecture, Graphic (Visual) Design, Usability Testing, Requirements Gathering, Wireframing, Prototyping, Sketch, OmniGraffle, Photoshop, Illustrator, HTML, CSS, jQuery, Agile Process
Work within the framework of...
Although I do not write PHP or ASP.NET I can work within the rules of frameworks that utilize these languages. I have experience with Wordpress, Drupal, Expression Engine, TypePad, Sharepoint (MOSS 2007), and .NET.