Work Experience

Senior Interaction Designer

Wild Blue Technologies

Apr. 2017 – Present

De Pere, Wisconsin

  • Lead and manage cross-functional teams and projects while consulting and communicating professionally with clients
  • Formalize and implement user experience design best practices and processes across the organization
  • Form project scope, strategy and proposals
  • Interaction design tasks

Interaction Designer

Wild Blue Technologies

June 2013 – April 2017

De Pere, Wisconsin

  • Implement user-centered design principles to develop prototypes and design systems for interactive applications
  • Serve as a liaison to facilitate communication between design and development teams to streamline projects
  • Front end programming for a wide range of websites and web applications, including ecommerce
  • Management and oversight of internship program; hiring and mentoring interns
  • Application of strategic thinking and problem solving across many design disciplines
  • Management of projects under tight deadlines, while working independently and within teams
  • Collaboration with developers on interactive projects, including: websites, ecommerce solutions, interactive installations, desktop applications and mobile applications

User Experience Designer

Marshfield Clinic

January 2013 - June 2013

Marshfield, Wisconsin

  • Served as a user experience designer and project manager for a sleep data collection application used in clinical research studies
  • Worked in a user testing lab as a moderator for test scenarios; evaluated the application’s performance

User Experience Designer

University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point

December 2011 - June 2013

Stevens Point, Wisconsin

  • Created prototypes and wireframes for emerging technologies
  • Researched and designed kinesthetic therapy games with a team of developers

User Experience Design Intern

Midwest Renewable Energy Association

May 2012 - December 2012

Custer, Wisconsin

  • Developed an event-specific mobile application prototype

Art Consultant

Land’s End Business Outfitters

May 2012 - December 2012

Stevens Point, Wisconsin

  • Ensured correct usage of brand guidelines and standards on apparel and products for a wide range of clients, including: Chase Bank, NASA, and Sears

Graphic Designer

Fashion Angels Enterprises

September 2006 - May 2010

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

  • Created prototypes and designed packages and products for: Fashion Angels, Project Runway, Mattel, and Disney

Graphic Designer

Allen Center for Health & Wellness

September 2006 - May 2009

Stevens Point, Wisconsin

  • Designed logos, websites, posters and various social media content for the health center

Graphic Design Intern

Greene Design

May 2008 - Feburary 2009

London, UK

  • Was responsible for the creative process and execution of design for print and web material

Skills

UX Design

  • Usability Testing
  • Heuristic Evaluation
  • Journey Mapping
  • Competitor Analysis
  • Personas
  • Feature Prioritization
  • Information Architecture

Interaction Design

  • Prototypes
  • Wireframes/Mockups
  • User Interface Design
  • Design Patterns

Visual Design

  • Style Guides
  • Grid Systems
  • Typography
  • Art Direction
  • Branding

Technical

  • HTML
  • CSS/Sass
  • Basic JavaScript

Tools

Software

  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • Sketch
  • Invision
  • Principle
  • FramerX
  • Zeplin

Technical

  • Content Management Systems (WordPress, Shopify)
  • Web Frameworks (Bootstrap, Foundation)
  • Development Tools (Text Editors, Basic Git, Task Runners)

Education

Bachelor of Science

Human-Technology Interaction

University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point

September 2011 – June 2013

Bachelor of Fine Arts

Graphic Design

University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point

September 2004 – May 2009

Industry Knowledge

  • Agile Methodology
  • Team Collaboration
  • Development Handoff
  • Waterfall
  • WCAG Accessibility Compliance