UX Designer, Amazon; Seattle, WA, 2017 – Present
•Working to extend the capabilities of Alexa Voice to mobile and other devices.
•Leading new accessibility initiatives within the Devices Design Group.
UX Accessibility, Google; Mountain View, CA, Summer 2016
•Part of the Material Design group, collaborating closely with the accessibility team.
•Worked on a 14 week project exploring web accessibility for users with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and other cognitive disabilities.
Lab Assistant, Visible Futures Lab; New York, NY, 2015 – 2017
•Worked with SVA graduate students through structured explorations of emerging technologies within the makerspace.
Graduate Teaching Assistant, School of Visual Arts; New York, NY, 2015 – 2017
•TA to Jeffrey Zeldman, classes included Research Methods, A History of Design, Crafting User Experiences, Thesis, and Selling Design.
Information Architect L2, SapientNitro; Miami, FL, 2014 – 2015
•Built the prototyping practice within the UX team and created a higher standard of deliverables for clients and internal stakeholders.
•Primary client work includes Visit Florida and Carnival Cruise Lines.
Interaction Designer, Leo Burnett; Chicago, IL, 2012 – 2014
•Designed the core functionality and behavior of digital applications.
•Collaborated closely with strategists, visual designers and writers, content strategists, and technical specialists, while working within a client team.
Interaction Designer, Insight PD; Chicago, IL, 2012 – 2012
•Analyzed and modeled user needs, tasks, and environments of use.
•Created mockups and interactive prototypes for concept validation and testing.
•Worked primarily on Abbott and St. Jude Medical accounts.
Jr. Information Architect, SapientNitro; Chicago, IL, 2011 – 2012
•Worked primarily on the Hyatt account, including an email strategy and template redesign, and a complete redesign of the booking experience.
•Worked on the John Deere account to create mobile experiences of current web applications.
Information Architect (Contract), space150; Minneapolis, MN, 2011 – 2011
•Worked with UX team to learn and utilize user experience best practices by creating and managing detailed information architecture documentation and creating interactive prototypes.
•Worked primarily on the American Express account to translate current desktop experiences to mobile.
Co-Founder, Designing for Autism; New York, NY, 2016 – Present
•A cross-country meetup series to bring people who are designing for autism together to share their knowledge and build a community.
Founder, Axure Meetup NYC; New York, NY, 2015-Present
•Organizing monthly events and workshops on prototyping with Axure.
Founder/Local Leader, IxDA; Miami, FL, 2014 – 2015
•Founder and Local Leader of IxDA Miami, the local group of the Interaction Design Association (IxDA).
Google Design, September, 2016
•A Summer Designing for Autism
Service Design NYC Blog Feature, May, 2016
•Improving AAC for ASD
Axure Blog Feature, July, 2015
•Build an Adaptive Prototype in Less Than Five Minutes Using Axure RP
Honors and Awards
Guest lecturer – New York University, November, 2016
•Designing for Autism: A Cognitive Accessibility Study
SoDA Roundtable Discussion Speaker – UX/IA Practices, January, 2015
•Main speaker for the SoDA Roundtable discussion on UX/IA Practices
Guest lecturer – University of Miami, October, 2014
•UX Prototyping: Knowing How and When
The School of Visual Arts, New York, NY, 2015-2017
• Master of Fine Arts, Interaction Design
The Art Institutes International, Minneapolis, MN, 2006-2011
• Bachelor of Science, Graphic Design