UX Lead | Prototype Engineer
Sept 2015 – present
I lead the design vision and help set product direction on various cross-functional product teams within the organization. I am active in user research activities, wireframing, and prototype creation for products, building product demos and prototypes and the development of our visual design system that contains digital artifacts that apply to all products. I also lead design thinking workshops and brainstorm sessions.
Sr. Front End Developer
Crate & Barrel
Feb 2015 – Sept 2015
Worked on a cross-functional development team within an agile development environment, I was the lead front-end developer for the checkout experience on Crateandbarrel.com, CB2.com and LandofNod.com. I also participated in user research sessions and assisted in setting up A/B testing.
Sr. UX Designer & Prototype Engineer
June 2009 – Dec 2014
Worked as a UX designer and a prototype engineer on a small team of designers and developers to create next generation television guidance products. Was actively engaged in user research activities and building prototypes for user testing and to demo to customers.
Contract Sr. Designer
Oct 2008 – Mar 2009
Worked on concept generation, wire framing, and UI designs for next generation home appliance projects .
Oct 2005 – June 2008
Lead a small team of designers and developer to in the the design and production and design of web, online promotions, and print campaigns for 2 large music equipment ecommerce sites zZounds.com and SameDayMusic.com. Created and managed digital style styles guides for both brands.
Masters of Product Design and Development Management (mpd2)
Sept 2017 – June 2018
BFA – Graphic Design
Sept 1995 – Dec 1999
Granted patent by the USPTO in the entertainment media software space:
Prototype contest winner at Service Design Chicago conference 2019