About Me

I’ve focused my career on delivering products that work for your entire user base, through inclusive design and in-depth research. I‘ve managed small teams previously and in my free time I mentor students and junior UXers. I love the constant creativity and curiosity of a well-running team and am eager to get back into leading one.

Outside of work, I focus on UX education and community building. I teach undergraduate and graduate classes at Milwaukee School of Engineering, conduct workshops and speak at conferences. In 2017, I found the Milwaukee area group Brew City UX.

Like my portfolio? It’s a mix of hand-made and open source illustrations.

education

  • Masters Degree, Human Computer Interaction, DePaul University
  • Bachelors, Management Information Systems, Milwaukee School of Engineering

 

work

UX Director for Northern Ground
2019 - Present
  • Directed UX strategy and research for a successful intranet redesign with over 400K users
  • Spearheaded accessibility (WCAG 2.1) on all projects
  • Conducted researching including usability testing, user interviews, competitive and industry analysis, tree (navigation) testing, and analytics
  • Designed wireframes in Axure and Sketch
Adjunct Instructor for Milwaukee School of Engineering
2017 - Present
  • Worked alongside a small group to completely recreate UX degree
  • Internship advisor for students, helping them to successfully transition into workforce
  • Created classes from scratch including Psychology of Design and Data Visualization
  • Other topics taught: content management, creative thinking, and digital portfolio
Principal UX Consultant for SafeNet Consulting
  • Created UX team, including hiring, job descriptions, overall UX strategy and sales support
  • Directed design workshops and sprints, leveraging IDEO, Design Sprints, d.School and own design workshop methodologies
User Experience Architect for SafeNet Consulting
  • Created accessible and responsive design pattern library, wireframes, usability testing strategy and prototypes for Milwaukee Tool
  • Delivered UX designs including: wireframes in Adobe XD, visual design in Photoshop and working prototypes in Axure and HTML/CSS
  • Conceived and ran research activities, including usability testing, A/B (multivariate testing) and user interviews
User Experience Lead for Okanjo
  • Pioneered field research and multivariate (A/B/N) testing with clients
  • Led all UX efforts, including wireframing, visual design
Older Positions
  • User Experience Designer for Direct Supply
  • User Experience Designer for 72 Web Design
  • UI Designer for Democratic Party of Wisconsin
  • Software Engineering Intern