EDUCATION

UCLAx

Design Communication

2010 – 2012

 

UC Santa Cruz

Bachelor of Art

2005 – 2010


Skills

User Experience

User Interface Design

User Research

User Testing

Prototyping

Wireframing

Agile/Scrum Ideology

Understanding of HTML, CSS


Tools

Sketch

Zeplin

InVision

Illustrator

Indesign

Photoshop

Hotjar

Jira

MacOSX

Powerpoint

Keynote

Experience

Legacy.com — UX Design Director

2017 – Present

  • Lead brainstorming activities as well as user testing sessions for concept validation of new business needs through the use of wireframes and prototypes

  • Manage and coordinate communication between Product, Scrum, and Design teams

  • Initiate the growth of the design library, assets, brand guidelines and best practices

  • Continually coach and guide my design team in learning to grow in their fields and talents

  • Created the foundation for how design can improve and strengthen products and

    understanding

 

Legacy.com — Senior Web Design Manager

2014 – 2017

  • Drive collaboration between UX, Design, Development and Product Management teams to deliver designs from concept, execution through implementation

  • Identify needs with regards to process, tools, documentation, asset management, etc.

  • Provide clear communication to cross-functional team leads regarding design deliverable

    status, resource requirements, issues, and priorities.

  • Insure the design teams in all offices are in collaboration with one another and all

    working toward a consistent design throughout Legacy

 

Shopzilla, Inc. — Designer

2013 – 2014

  • Increased collaboration between the UX, Design, Development and Editorial teams

  • Rapidly produced pixel-perfect concepts, patterns, and wireframes

  • Helped maintain multiple design languages and personas for Shopzilla.com, Beso.com,

    Tada.com and Bizrate.com, etc.

  • Partnered with developers to ensure designs were implemented to the highest standard

  • Worked closely with the Insights team to optimize conversion of online user surveys and

    enrollment  

Shopzilla, Inc. — Associate Designer

2012 – 2013

  • Streamlined the production of editorial layouts, infographics, and email layouts

  • Coordinated between the lead designers and VP of UX to increase productivity and

    communication

  • Generated spec packages to supplement designs when delivered to development

  • Worked closely with my peers in Design to create assets and modules for web pages

  • Partnered with the Editorial team to create engaging layouts and assets