Work Experience

Salesforce Experience Design (Formerly known as ÄKTA and Sequence)

Senior UI Designer · 2017 – Present
User interface Designer · 2016 – 2017

Retain responsibilities of previous title as a UI lead with a stronger influence on the experience of products. Collaborate with a team of researchers, business analysts, content writers, user experience architects, and developers as the brand advocate and trusted advisor to deliver an ‘on brand’ experience for the client. Co-lead brand experience workshops and lead tutorials internally on various topics.
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ÄKTA

Associate User interface Designer · 2013 – 2016

Created pixel perfect screens, interactions, icons, illustrations and complete annotated visual systems for various platforms based on existing brand guidelines, our own brand experience workshops, business & user requirements, research insights, and wireframes. Designed various native iOS and android apps as well as responsive web apps and websites for several fortune 500 and growing companies.

Fueled

UI Apprentice · 2012 – 2013

Produced product designs, custom icons, assets, and specs for development. Visually quality assured products in several different languages. Created internal decks, templates, and other media for print and digital use.
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Kaleidoscope

Design Intern · 2012

Involved in package design kick-off's designing presentation material, narrowing initial brand look and feel for new products, doing market research, initial designs, naming products, and offering structural changes to prototypes.
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1871

Design Intern · 2012

Created internal and external signage as well as digital templates for advertising the space and it's annual events.
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Chicago Sun-Times Media

Intern · 2011

Entered data and tracked analytics for online advertisements. My aspirations of becoming a writer were crushed, but I did become an Excel wizard.

Juice Interactive

Content Intern · 2010

Wrote copy for several internal business structures including Allstate's online platform to sell branded accessories to its franchise owners. It was super dry and one of my first indications to jump the boat from writing to design.
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Side Hustle

ContactBoards

Founder & Inventor · 2012 – Present

The contactboard is a newly shaped skateboard for beginner through professional level boarders to use to better defy gravity. The patented shape lends itself beyond a skateboard and can be applied to other board sports on snow or water for example, which will revolutionize the board sports industry. Key accomplishments include securing the utility patent (9,764,219) for the contactboard, designing and creating rapid prototypes to correct measurements and angles, and creating full sized boards out of 3–D printed material and wood.
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Education

Loyola University Chicago

Bachelor of arts · Class of 2014

Major: Visual Communication
Minor: Studio Art
Graduated Magna Cum Laude in top 15% of Class
Dean's Transfer Student Scholarship
All semesters consecutively on the Dean's List

ADMCi

2013

Attended intensive 8 week course on user experience work flows and best practices. Leveraged a real client at 1871 in need of an iPad app and presented a prototype as the final deliverable. Focused on real world examples and ergonomics, generated personas based on user research, sketched wireframes and interactions, tested prototypes with users, and implemented feedback into the final prototype architecture and UI. Client was very satisfied and has used the prototype in presentations to investors.
Met with founder of ADMCi on the side and designed digital ads and infographics to support the foundation.
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DePauw University

2009 – 2011

Major: Writing
Minor: Kinetic Sculpture
Four Year Merit Scholarship
Dean's List 2011

Organizations

Designation Mentor

Since 2016

AIGA Chicago

Since 2016

Golden Key International Society

Since 2012

What Didn't Make the Cut

Random Stuff

1991 – Present

Skateboarded in 4 different local skate contests, judged a skateboard contest, published short story and photograph in A Midwestern Review, was a film contestant in the Rooftop Film Festival, wrote endorsement for one of Phillip Zimbardo's books, created one of the worlds first and only kinetic audio infographics, exhibited kinetic sculptures at two universities, reffed skeet shooters, volunteered at an orphanage in Nepal for a month, volunteered at a middle school helping special needs children, delivered pizzas, sold suits, made some custom furniture, had work stolen from me by some freelance designer (oddly flattering), etc.

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