I am a multidisciplinary designer with a variety of design experience. I am passionate about making things work for the user. I enjoy the challenge of combining functionality with beautiful, branded experiences. I have a keen eye for visual patterns and appreciate the subtle details that create exceptional user experiences.
National Council of Architectural Registration Boards / ncarb.org / Washington, DC
User Experience Designer / Jan. 2017–Present
Working with internal product team to create cloud-based platforms for council data management and record keeping.
Planning and executing user research to gain empathy and gather requirements for internal users and external customers.
Translating user pain points into feature prioritization.
Designing user flows, information architecture, and wireframes.
Creating lo- and hi-fidelity clickable prototypes to conduct user testing.
Designing UI patterns for user flows and multi-page layouts.
Writing UX stories and planned bi-weekly sprints with product team.
Communicating UX requirements to software engineers.
Senior Visual Designer / Apr. 2016–Jan. 2018
Oversaw the production of internal and external communications for the council, including, annual meeting graphics and collateral, annual data publications, environmental graphics, microsite designs, and business template designs.
Onboard and trained visual designers and production coordinator.
Developed brand and sub-brand libraries.
Worked closely with copywriters and directors to develop marketing collateral for audiences ranging in age from 18–80, at varying stages of their architectural career, serving a customer base of about 150,000.
Worked closely with executive leadership to develop creative visual concepts for annual events.
Visual Designer / Sep. 2014–Apr. 2016
Worked closely with senior designer to implement brand guidelines across enterprise communication and marketing materials.
Designed logos, web, print, email and video graphics.
Created data visualizations for the council’s annual data publication.
Conceptualized and designed branded collateral and event graphics for annual business conferences.
Designed environmental graphics and branded collateral for AIA National conference.
Updated annual report microsite with consistent UI patterns and visual storytelling.
Designed branded templates for business enterprise use.
The Kennedy Center / kennedy-center.org / Washington, DC
Graphic Artist / Sep. 2013–Sep. 2014
Collaborated with senior management and advertising team to conceptualize and create branded tour publications.
Adhered to fast-paced and strict advertising schedules.
Designed advertising for major DC newsprint and digital media, reaching audiences of up to 80 million consumers.
Met weekly with department to discuss major developments at the Center.
Met bi-weekly to review strict ad schedule for all local papers and digital media.
Prepared design files for press quality printing.
Designed branded graphics for print and digital advertising campaigns, annual performance brochures, event booklet, signage and event calendars.
UrgentPipeDream LLC / Washington, DC
Digital Designer / Feb. 2012–Jun. 2013
Worked closely with creative startup owner, and business manager to develop visuals for new business and demo presentations.
Designed UX solutions based on client business requirements.
Designed UI elements and pattern libraries for custom build mobile apps.
Collaborated with local and overseas developers.
Designed graphics for digital marketing campaigns, motion and video, logos and brand guidelines, print collateral and branded signage, e-book and digital publications, and presentation templates.
PBJ Marketing / pbjmarketing.com / Washington, DC
Freelance Digital Designer / Sep. 2011–Sep. 2015
Collaborated with owner to conceptualize design solutions for consumer websites, mobile app concepts, and digital publications for small businesses, non-profit organizations, and a major healthcare association.
Designed UI for mobile and web, graphics for digital marketing campaigns, digital publications, logos, other branded collateral, and presentations for client meetings.
Corcoran Gallery of Art, College of Art + Design / Washington, DC
Junior Designer / Jan. 2010–Oct. 2011
Worked closely with director of design and senior designer to create design solutions for traveling museum exhibitions, the Corcoran’s permanent collection, college exhibitions, and college administration.
Adhered to strict brand guidelines to design consistent branded communication and marketing collateral for different audiences.
Collaborated with all offices of the museum and college to develop internal communication solutions for individual department needs.
Designed graphics for print and digital marketing campaigns.
Designed event and environmental graphics for museum and college exhibitions.
Designed other collateral, including interactive kiosk design, motion design, way-finding, billboard signage, brochures, direct mail, and publications.
General Assembly / generalassemb.ly / Washington, DC
User Experience Design 2016 / Dec. 2016–Mar. 2017
Corcoran College of Art + Design / Washington, DC
Bachelor of Fine Arts, Graphic Design / Dec. 2010
AI Bradley Academy for the Visual Arts / York, PA
Associate of Specialized Technology, Graphic Design / Mar. 2007
Email Template Design
Adobe Acrobat Pro
Adobe After Effects
Adobe Edge Animate
Apple iBook Author