Summary

Product designer with 10+ years experience building consumer-facing apps for mobile, web, and television.


Experience

Product Designer & Design Educator
Los Angeles, CA (2017 - Present)

Design consulting for startups and non-profits. Teaching design at General Assembly and mentoring new designers.  


Lead Product Designer, Thrive Market
Los Angeles, CA (2015-2017)

Design and front-end development for Thrive's first-ever iOS and Android apps, with 500,000+ downloads and 5-star ratings across both app stores. Responsible for UX, UI, icons, animations, branding, and app store assets.

Managed a team of Product Designers working on web initiatives spanning e-commerce, user engagement, and acquisition. Responsible for design strategy, establishing agile processes, and mentoring.


Product Designer, Hulu
Los Angeles, CA (2014-2015)

Redefining television through designing and prototyping features across Web, iOS, Android, Apple TV, and Roku. 

Performed foundational research and design work for Hulu’s Live TV service.

Introduced and evangelized the practice of moderated usability testing, which developed into a dedicated team and fully-featured test lab.


Product Designer, Change.org
San Francisco, CA (2013-2014)

Design and front-end development for the largest online petition platform. Led design of new mobile website and core features focused on user engagement. 


Senior UX Designer, Fandango
Los Angeles, CA (2010-2013)

Web, iOS, and Android design for the largest movie-ticketing destination.


UX Designer, WET Design
Sun Valley, CA (2008-2010)

Designed choreography software and internal tools for the world's preeminent water-feature design firm.  


Web Designer, New York University
New York, NY (2007-2008)

Web design and development for NYU departmental websites.


Skills

Design
Wireframes, mockups, prototypes, icons, animation, interface specs, responsive design, copywriting.

Research
Usability testing, user interviews, competitive analysis, surveys, field studies, A/B testing.

Development
Comfortable working in Xcode and Android Studio for basic front-end tasks. Working knowledge of HTML and CSS.

Software
Sketch, Invision, Adobe CS, Principle, Axure, Flinto, Omnigraffle, Keynote, Ethnio, Github, Mixpanel, JIRA, Postman.

Conferences/Training
General Assembly, Delight Conference, An Event Apart, Cooper U, IA Summit, Nielsen Norman Usability Week, Lean UX for Startups.


Awards

Apple App Store (2016)
Best New Apps, Thrive Market

Google Play Store (2016)
Best Apps of 2016, Thrive Market

Webby Award (2015)
Best Streaming Video for Mobile Sites & Apps, Hulu

Webby Award (2014)
Best Activism Website, Change.org

SXSW Appy Award (2013)
Mobile Payments, Fandango

Webby Award (2011)
Best Shopping App for Tablets, Fandango


Education 

Grow with Google Scholarship
Selective program for intermediate Android development (2018)

Master's of Music
Summa Cum Laude (2008)
New York University, New York, NY 

Bachelor of Arts, Biology
Cum Laude (2005)
Occidental College, Los Angeles, CA


Memberships

Designer Fund Bridge Alumni, Los Angeles User Experience Meetup, Interaction Design Association, The Information Architecture Institute