I'm a UX Professional and Front-End Developer with over 8 years of experience finding innovative ways to deliver engaging content to consumers, retailers, B2B stakeholders, publicity, advertising and social media channels. Throughout my career I’ve produced and managed projects of various scale. I excel at providing carefully-considered, elegant solutions in a timely manner.
I'm excited to be working in a rapidly developing field that impacts not only the digital realm but all aspects of our lives. My goal is to remain at the forefront of this evolution by staying hands-on with the technology and by guiding innovation through the eyes of the user. I believe in the maxim that technology is most effective when it fades into the background.
University of Arkansas at Little Rock, 2002 | Professional & Technical Writing, BA
Feb 2012 - Nov 2014
UX Designer / Front-End Developer
Led comprehensive user experience design for a small international team of developers (New York and China ofﬁces) including planning, research, strategy, scope, rapid prototyping and execution.
Engaged with product managers to create detailed user stories, wire-frames, speciﬁcations for business requirements for multiple use cases and personas.
Produced responsive front-end development projects, ensured usability and accessibility, logical architecture, intuitive workﬂows, consistent company branding, clear data visualization and solid QA testing.
Excelled at identifying obstacles, improving communication and streamlining the development process.
Customized multiple responsive website templates to brand speciﬁcations for Drupal-based application.
Strategized migration of the platform from previous CMS to a custom application.
Introduced frameworks; recommended UI libraries, modules, and plugins.
Putumayo World Music
June 2004 - Dec 2011
Front-End design/development, e-commerce, analytics, SEO, strategic marketing.
Managed transition of production website from old CMS to Drupal platform and shop; upgraded legacy code to adhere to modern web standards, oversaw integration of shop into digital music API and payment center.
Synchronized workﬂow between New York and European ofﬁces, improving productivity and raising awareness of usability and compliance for web and email.
Supervised part-time employees and outsourced development.
The Nicholson Agency
March 2002 - Feb 2004
Wrote and developed original advertising creative for print media, direct mail, radio and TV commercials, and digital marketing campaigns.
Presented client-facing work to stakeholders for creative concepts.
Managed website content and ensured brand consistency for the agency.