Experience

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 UX team working on new accessibility initiatives.

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.

Lab Assistant, Visible Futures Lab; New York, NY, 2015 – Present
•Working with students to further the theory and practice of interaction and product design through structured explorations of emerging technologies, systems, and behaviors in identified areas of research interest.

Graduate Teaching Assistant, School of Visual Arts; New York, NY, 2015 – Present
•Classes include Research Methods, A History of Design, and Crafting User Experiences.

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.

 

Organizations

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).

 

Publications

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

 

Education

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