I approach design by taking time to think through use cases and explore options. I refine and iterate my work based on user feedback and intuition to build a successful end-to-end solution.
I like to absorb stuff at first, and ask questions after I’ve had time to process them. I pay attention to the details and like consistency.
My ideal working environment is a team where ideas can easily flow back and forth, and where the culture provides a space for me to step back and look at the bigger picture.
Box, Product Designer 2017–Present www.box.com
I design and help build solutions for Box's Partners/Integrations, Platform, and Skills (machine learning) teams.
Octopus, Lead UI/UX Designer 2016–2017 www.octopuscreative.com
I coordinated multiple projects across the design process and into development. These projects were rapid-pace and typically spanned from ideation to MVP applications. I also mentored a design team consisting of four others; helping them solve problems, and drive final solutions.
My role was heavily self-managed. I was responsible for communicating and presenting design solutions —including several startups and large companies looking for unique and fresh ideas such as Google, Airbnb, and Dropbox.
Octopus, UI/UX Designer 2013–2015 www.octopuscreative.com
I helped plan and design user centered experiences, mobile applications, and web interfaces for startups and companies like YouTube, PayPal, eBay, and HP. My role spanned from conceptualization, visual design execution, to working with engineers.
Working with a fellow student, I designed and developed interfaces for Ferris State University’s Admissions department. The projects we worked on made use of desktop and mobile development, setting new design standards for the school’s UI/UX, and exploring the uses of Ferris’ existing brand standards.
Working among a small team for Ferris State University’s Design Project Center, I designed and developed a new brand identity, print materials, and a website. I was also the in charge of ordering supplies, portfolio materials, and other items as needed.
Mountain Bikers of Santa Cruz, UI/UX Designer www.mbosc.org
William T. Grant Foundation, UI Designer
Google UX Principles, Lead UI Designer www.thinkwithgoogle.com
Knight Foundation, Lead UI/UX Designer www.knightfoundation.org
Thinkmojo, Lead UI/UX Designer www.thinkmojo.com
Jetlore, Lead UI Designer www.jetlore.com
Google Postmaster, Lead UI/UX Designer www.postmaster.google.com
YouTube, UI/UX Designer www.youtube.com/yt/lineups
RocketSpace SF, Lead UI/UX Designer
Discors App, Lead UI/UX Designer (initial/desktop) www.discors.com
The Sketchbook Project, UI/UX Designer www.sketchbookproject.com
Verify Investor, Lead UI/UX Designer www.verifyinvestor.com
Mountain Bikers of Santa Cruz, Volunteer/Web Designer 2015–Current www.mbosc.org
I help setup, register, and organize group work at any event, coordinate new community efforts for mountain bike access in the Santa Cruz area, and help dig and maintain new and existing trails throughout the county. — I just enjoy giving back to this area because it's given me so much.
Digital Nest, Student Mentor 2015–2016 www.digitalnest.org
I mentored students interested in design, development, and technology. I helped them learn what a designer does and taught basic design principles and software skills in effort to get them on track toward higher education.