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I’m a full stack designer with pixel-perfect attention to detail.

It all starts with focusing on the right questions, not the right answers. My bread and butter is taking complex problems and simplifying them into intuitive, human-centered visual design solutions.

 

 

About

Growing up in Colorado, I spent my childhood hiking, riding bikes, and camping in the mountains. I would flip over rocks to see what was underneath, pause to look at the shapes of the leaves, and slowed down enough to appreciate the details that surrounded me. That insatiable curiosity shaped my approach to design today and set the tone for my career as a Product Designer.

When I’m not designing, you will either find me hiking, mountain biking, or enjoying a good book (probably about design).

 

 

Experience

Cloud Elements UX Researcher / UX Designer 2018 - 2019

• Guided a 4-person team in agile sprint redesign of API platform experience
• Lead the ideation and data synthesis processes
• Evaluated team progress, internal processes, and provided verbal feedback
• Conducted competitive business analyses, analyzing areas of opportunity
• Assessed impact of client internal business processes on product trial experience
• Used affinity mapping to synthesize research and identify patterns
• Synthesized research from qualitative and quantitative research
• Provided formal recommendations for client’s internal process improvement
• Presented solutions, research, personas, and prototypes to clients and developers
• Designed high-fidelity mockups
• Created prototype and conducted user-tests
• Designed using a pattern library to reduce redundancy and maintain consistency


Sherman St. Studio Owner & Designer 2015 – 2019

• Launched company and acted as Creative Director
• Designed logos, branding, identity, print, websites, and icons
• Analyzed and synthesized data into visual design solutions
• Researched and interviewed clients to understand their needs
• Consulted with clients about their brand strategies and mission
• Engineered solutions that grew Triminator 30%
• Designed social media posts that grew followers to over 2,500%
• Engineered solutions that grew Advanced Concrete Screed 27%
• Produced wireframes, prototypes, and project specifications
• Conduct user research testing to improve user experiences
• Used Agile to turn designs into delightful user experiences


Pearl Izumi Lead Graphic Designer 2013 – 2016

• Designed custom cycling apparel that increased brand presence
• Hired, mentored, and trained graphic designers
• Optimized department workflow, increasing efficiency by 20%
• Acted as Project Lead for US Pro Challenge pro bike race
• Researched and interviewed clients for custom designs


Primal Wear Senior Graphic Designer 2007 –2013

• Managed a 10-person creative team
• Hired, mentored, and trained graphic designers
• Design booth graphics for a 24,000-attendee, 3-day trade show
• Helped triple the size of the company during my tenure
• Partnered with Art Director on high-priority projects

 

 

Honors & Awards

Professional

BMA Gold Award – Digital Marketing
BMA Silver Award – Digital Marketing
Pearl Izumi – On The Spot Award


The Art Institute of Colorado

Dean’s List of Academic Achievement
Dean’s Honor Roll
Magna Cum Laude
Portfolio Par Excellence
Nutrisoda – National Grand Prize Winner

 

 

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