Overview

I am a senior UX designer based out of Fort Wayne, IN. I’ve been known to work as a web designer, graphic designer, interactive designer, UX designer, product designer and mobile app designer over the past decade. Design has been my passion for as long as I can remember and I’ve been very fortunate to work for many companies of varying sizes across the country. I just moved back to the Midwest in order to settle down with my wife and dogs.

I am a builder and a painter. I build and paint plastic models ranging from Gunpla to Warhammer with my wife. We tend to have a lot of board game nights which have several miniatures that require attention. I apologize ahead of time for having paint on my hands.

I am an tech enthusiast. I enjoy getting my hands on the newest devices for development purposes and due to a healthy respect for product design.

Professional Skills

Qualitative Research

There has to be a reason for everything.

Interviews
Observation
Research scripts
Affinity mapping

Design
Techniques

Designing all of the prototypes.

Visual design
Interaction design
Prototyping
Components libraries

Usability
Research

Validate the assumptions that you’ve made.

Task-based scenarios
A/B testing
Quantitative analytics
User Surveys

Team
Facilitation

The scrum method has many needs.

Project Kick-offs
Retrospectives
Iteration planning meetings
Team Stand-ups

Software Proficiency

The list is ever growing.

Adobe Creative Suit
Sketch
Axure RP
Microsoft Office

Work Experience

EDU

Savannah College of Art and Design

Bachelor of Fine Arts: Graphic Design
Savannah, GA | 08.2002 – 06.2006

Udacity

Mobile Development | Internet | 03.2016 – Ongoing
Learning Advanced Swift concepts in a 12 week course.

General Assembly

Mobile Development | Atlanta, GA | 06.2015 – 10.2015
Learned Swift and other iOS concepts in a 12 week course.

CHI

FlyDesign

Design Intern | Chicago, IL | 08.2006 – 10.2006
Designed site concepts, identity system, and built a flash site for clients.

Manning Productions

Multimedia Designer | Chicago, IL | 11.2006 – 02.2008
Designed websites, e-vites, flash sites, and media kits for clients and redesigned the company’s identity system.

NYC

Bonnier Outdoor Group

Graphic Designer – Online Producer | New York, NY | 10.2008 – 02.2010
Designed ad units, microsites, email newsletters, promotional material and edited video for the marketing team.

Anthem Education

Graphic Design Instructor | New York, NY | 01.2012 – 07.2012
Taught design concepts, HTML/CSS code, and other design related courses.

Outdoor Life Magazine

Graphic Designer – Online Producer | New York, NY | 02.2010 – 05.2011
Designed project logos, landing pages, editorial stories, edited video and worked with development teams for client.

Autism Speaks

Freelance Web Designer | New York, NY | 01.2011 – 01.2013
Redesigned website and email newsletter, designed microsites and other materials.

ATL

Razorfish

Freelance Designer | Atlanta, GA | 06.2013 – 10.2013
Working on comps and workflow for a company not able to be disclosed.

Sage North America

Web Designer | Lawrenceville, GA | 12.2013 – 11.2014
Projects ranging from web site design, email newsletters, ad units, and more.

Blue Sombrero

UI / UX Designer | Atlanta, GA | 12.2014 – 03.2016
Working on projects ranging from wireframes, user flows, app design, front-end development, logo design, web design, and more.

The Home Depot

Senior Enterprise UX Designer | Atlanta, GA | 07.2016 – 4.2017
Working on a variety of projects for The Home Depot on their Enterprise UX Team.

IND

Do It Best Corp.

Web Designer | Fort Wayne, IN | 05.2017 – 12.2018
Designed email campaigns, banner ads, print pieces, and more for clients.

Intellectual Technology Inc.

UI/UX Lead | Fort Wayne, IN | 12.2018 – Present
Transitioning teams to a UX methodology as well as working to unify and standardize the component library for all applications.

FRL

Freelance Designer

Freelance Web Designer | Chicago, IL, New York, NY, and Atlanta, GA | 01.2006 – Ongoing
Projects ranging from identity, web site design, email newsletters, ad units, app design and more.

Clients Include: TV Guide, Smart EBook, Autism Speaks, and others.

Companies

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