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About

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.

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Experience

Skills

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

Tools

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

 
 

Key Engagements

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

 
 

Additional Clients

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

 
 

Select Awards

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