I am a UX designer with a drive for connecting to community and I am intensely focused on ethics in design. Because designers are the people responsible for solutions, we must recognize that we are also responsible for the problems we create as well.

I have worked as a graphic & web designer, project manager, and event coordinator. In every position I have been focused on connecting to the clients and communities impacted or served by my work.

Currently, I am developing my career in UX Design by combining that love for connecting with people, and my attitude of lifelong learning, to the simple fact that I care about this. I want to help, whether that means doing the thing itself, advocating for the solution, or making sure the voices of an impacted community are elevated and reflected in the room designing the solutions.
Professional Experience
General Assembly
User Experience Design Fellow
Jan 2020 – Present
- Completed five 2-week design sprints in collaborative design teams working with local Chicago businesses and needs-based groups.
- Combined user experience research and design methods to identify and and present data backed solution concepts to clients.
- Worked with clients focused on community engagement and voter education.
Chicagoland Games Dice Dojo
Event Coordinator
May 2018 - August 2019
- Scheduled, organized, and moderated regular in-store events. 
- Coordinated with community organizers to schedule and run special events.
Laser Reproductions, Inc.
Lead eCommerce Designer
December 2016 - June 2018
- Designed and managed eCommerce websites on the Magento platform.
- Liaised with licensed artists to develop and design custom printed products.
- Wrote content for online stores, weekly sales emails, and regular customer feedback surveys.


Project Manager
August 2017 - June 2018
- Collaborated with Sales Lead on customer research to determine site needs for Development Team.
- Guided ongoing design projects for in-house and customer focused production designers.
Winger Productions, LLC
Design Coordinator
June 2013 - September 2016
- Led creative direction and brand management for an annual Obstacle Course Race.
- Managed user research and community interaction aspects of coordinating event, online and in-person.
- Coordinated online and event registration platforms.
Afterburner FX
Web Designer 
May 2013 - September 2016
- Researched, designed, and developed (HTML/CSS) updated company website in 2013 and further redesigned to update for user accessibility standards in 2016.
- Designed in-house and client facing graphics and marketing for production.
IDMI
Web & Graphic Designer
Jan 2012 - August 2012
- Designed and developed (HTML/CSS/CMS) websites and marketing graphics for clients.
- Consulted and managed projects with multiple clients.
Youngstown State University
Graphic Designer
Jan 2012 - Jun 2012
- Designed marketing and instructional materials for university production and graphic standards.
- Edited and ensured brand standards for any printed materials to be produced by university printing press.
Rich Center for Autism
Graphic Designer | Identity
November 2011
- Created and presented new identity system for the organization’s rebranding efforts.
- Conducted stakeholder and user interviews during research phase.
Skills
UX Design
UI Design
User Research
Visual Design
HTML/CSS development
Brand Management
Production Design
Project Management
Team Coordination & Collaboration
Education
Youngstown State University
BFA | Graphic & Interactive Design

2012

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