Experience


 

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
10/17 – Present • 1+ yr
Seattle, WA

Principal UX Designer

Lead iterative product and service design. Launched a new investment system which has increased efficiency and decreased effort needed to make, approve, and manage over 5 billion dollars per year in investments. Oversee the user experience of all apps on our SAAS platform serving work in 8 countries on 5 continents.

 
 

Varsity Tutors
6/16 – 10/17 • 1.3 yr
Seattle, WA

Senior UX Designer

Established the human centered design practice at an education technology company that specializes in matching experts with students in a two-sided marketplace. Helped to create our design system, redesigned our supply-side experience using behavioral design and algorithms. Redesigned our customer experience including the online classroom. Led qualitative research while collaborating with data scientists. Facilitated teams for bi-monthly hackathons.

 
 

Fell Swoop
6/14 – 6/16 • 2 yrs
Seattle, WA

Senior UX Designer

Led iterative product design and innovation workshops for Fortune 100 companies, non-profits, and start-ups at a boutique UX design agency. Iterative design included sketches, flows, user stories, wireframes, and prototypes. Research included interviews, contextual inquiry, personas, heuristic evaluations, guerrilla research, user testing, and usability testing.

 
 

AppLab
Grameen Foundation

2/13 – 3/14 • 1 yr
Kampala, Uganda

Product Design Lead

Led interdisciplinary & international product
design team of 8 people representing 5 countries in an innovation lab focused on using technology to alleviate poverty. Iterative design included wireframes, prototypes, user flows & service blueprints. Facilitated 13 innovation workshops and 2 design courses. Research included ethnographic field work, personas, concept validation, co-design, and paper prototyping.

 
 

MAYA Design
2/12 – 2/13 • 1 yr
Pittsburgh, PA

Interaction Designer II
Led interdisciplinary innovation projects at an human-centered design consultancy and technology research lab for Fortune 500 clients.

 
 

Freelance
8/08 – 2/12 • 3.5 yrs
Pittsburgh, PA

Interaction Designer
Designed products for incubating and funded IoT (internet of things) and software start-ups founded by graduates of Carnegie Mellon University

 
 

Quennell Rothschild & Partners
9/06 – 8/08 • 2 yrs
New York, NY

Communication Designer
Designed proposals and presentations for a landscape architecture firm focused on projects for the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation.

 

education

 

Evergreen State College
BA Studio Art/Design, Olympia, WA

The Cooper Union
Continued Ed, Typography 2006–2007, New York, NY

School of Visual Arts
Continued Ed, Web Design 2007–2008, New York, NY