Experience

January 2016 - PRESENT

SENIOR USER EXPERIENCE DESIGNER
Pivotal Labs, Denver, Colorado

The work that I've done at Pivotal Labs is similar to Slice of Lime but with an emphasis on reducing risk while building effective software. I work closely with my clients, developers and product managers to build software by utilizing user research to make educated decisions. Also, as a Pivot I do my best to train and enable our client partners by teaching them while doing.

 

JULY 2013 - January 2016

SENIOR USER EXPERIENCE DESIGNER
Slice of Lime, Denver/Boulder, Colorado

As a Senior User Experience designer for Slice of Lime I work closely with clients to facilitate and execute the design of digital products with an emphasis on user experience. By working in an agile format I promote a build/measure/learn approach with clients through the use of rapid prototypes, user testing, and qualitative and quantitative data collection and analysis.

My other responsibilities vary from project to project but include: high-fidelity design, partnering with development teams to refine design interactions, UX strategy development, user testing participant recruiting, project management, and client relationship management. 
 

May 2011 - July 2013

CREATIVE DIRECTOR
Room 214, Boulder, Colorado

As the Creative Director, I was responsible for guiding all of the design work within the agency. On a daily basis I worked with the video production, development, account, and research teams, in partnership with our clients, to bring creative concepts to life.

My responsibilities included: quoting projects, scheduling projects, tracking project profitability, managing contract labor, concept development, digital strategy creation, presenting to clients, providing guidance to creative team members and leading the day-to-day design work.
 

July 2007 – May 2011

ART DIRECTOR
Gaiam America’s, Inc., Louisville, Colorado

As an Art Director at Gaiam, my responsibilities included: the design of email marketing, social media campaigns, websites, landing pages, banner ads, product packaging and graphics, brochures, catalogs, sell-sheets, in-store displays and trade show booth graphics.

Other duties included: user experience analysis, information architecture, HTML and CSS programming, copywriting and marketing strategy development. On a daily basis I collaborated with marketers, developers, copywriters and internal clients across the company to deliver excellent creative work.
 

August 2006 – Present

FREELANCE CREATIVE
Various Clients, Colorado

As a Freelance Creative, I have become a jack of all trades, focusing on both the business and creative sides of design. My responsibilities are extremely broad, including: creative consulting, brand development, copywriting, print design, web design, illustration, general business management and art direction of photography.


Education

August 2002 – April 2006

BACHELOR OF FINE ARTS IN GRAPHIC DESIGN
Magna Cum Laude, School of Art, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan


Accolades

NOVEMBER 2012

SILVER WOMMY IN THE MOMENTUM CATEGORY
Udi’s Joy Mission, Room 214

June 2012

GRAND PEAK AWARD
Udi’s Joy Mission, Room 214

JUNE 2012

GOLD PEAK AWARD IN THE SOCIAL MEDIA CATEGORY
Udi’s Joy Mission, Room 214


Proficiencies

  • Sketch 3
  • Omnigraffle
  • InVision
  • HTML & CSS
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe InDesign
  • Adobe Acrobat Pro
  • Digital Photography
  • Illustration