I am a seasoned web professional with over 10 years digital agency and in-house experience. My expertise lies primarily in creating and implementing designs for large-scale CMS and e-commerce websites with complex product catalogs and content features. I specialize in mobile-first responsive design and development, design systems, and pattern libraries. I am an empathetic and strategic designer who puts the needs of the end user first, while devising solutions that are practical and beneficial to business stakeholders and content authors.
As a dedicated manager and design team leader, I am a strong proponent of mentorship and guided professional development. I am passionate about continuously learning and building upon one’s skills, and enjoy teaching others. I constantly strive to improve project outcomes, and seek out opportunities to optimize and standardize agency processes, communication, and cross-disciplinary collaboration.
Visual Design • Art Direction • UX Strategy & Design • Design team management • Agile Methodology • Responsive Design • Interaction Design & Prototyping • Front-end Development (HTML, CSS/SASS) • Pattern Libraries / Design Systems • Designing for CMS systems: Adobe AEM, EpiServer, Hybris, Sitecore, Squarespace, Drupal
Sketch • Photoshop • Illustrator • InDesign • Sublime • InVision • Atom • SourceTree • Stash • Visual Studio • GitHub • Axure
2016 - present
Lead Designer, Shift7 Digital (formerly known as Siteworx LLC), Raleigh, NC
Oversee design process, output, and deliverables for large-scale digital engagements.
Communicate design vision and strategy to internal and external stakeholders and ensure fidelity of design throughout project life cycle.
Contribute to sales efforts by creating and presenting design materials to prospective clients.
Determine level of effort (LOE) for design deliverables and assist in developing timelines and budgets for client statement of work (SOW) contracts.
Lead a team of UX and Visual Designers: mentorship, professional development, day to day managerial tasks and oversight, department communication and team building.
Provide a bridge between design and front-end development, assisting in development tasks as needed and contributing to design hand-off process.
Architect flexible design systems and build component / pattern libraries.
January – April 2017: Designed and taught internal training course: Front-end Development for Designers
2014 - 2016 Senior Designer, Siteworx LLC, Raleigh, NC
2012 - 2014 Designer, Siteworx LLC, Raleigh, NC
2011 - 2012 Web Designer & Front-end Developer, Local Government Federal Credit Union (LGFCU), Raleigh, NC
2008 - 2011 Interactive Designer, Swanson Russell, Lincoln, NE
2006 - 2008 Assistant Digital Resources Editor, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries, Lincoln, NE
USG Website – Lead Designer
Bain & Company Website – Lead Front-end Developer
American Red Cross: Blood Drive Portal – Front-end development
Marriott Event Menus Digital Tool – Art Direction
Armstrong Flooring: Residential Website – Lead Designer; Front-end development
Armstrong Flooring: Commercial Website – Lead Designer; Front-end development
Armstrong Ceilings: Commercial Website – Lead Designer; Front-end development
ACN: Flash Wireless Website – Lead UX & Visual Design
Food Well Alliance – Lead Designer & Developer
OpenText – Lead Designer; Front-end development
Fisher Scientific – Lead Designer; Front-end development
McGladrey – Design, Front-end Development
Time Warner Cable: Social Forum – Design, Development
Stock Building Supply • Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Nebraska • North Carolina Firefighters Fund • USC Hospitals • Cushman • EZ-GO • Leupold • MinnKota • Turface
2017 Horizon Interactive Media Awards, Gold
2016 W3 Award, Gold: User Experience
2016 W3 Award, Silver: Non-profit
2016 Interactive Media Awards, Best-in-Class: E-Commerce
2016 Interactive Media Awards, Best-in-Class: Telecommunications
2013 Interactive Media Awards, Best-in-Class