Senior UX Designer
I am a proactive and collaborative designer with over 10 years of experience finding elegant and practical solutions to design and business challenges. I love to break down and simplify complex problems using insights from user research to find the best solutions. I thrive on cross-functional teams, where designers, engineers, product managers and leadership come together to articulate and execute a shared vision.
At UpTop I lead a team of user experience designers and developers who craft compelling and effective digital solutions for our agency customers and internal projects. My work encompasses all phases of product development, from the concept and strategy, through stakeholder buy-in, research, wireframes, design, development, launch and beyond.
Transitioned from a developer to designer by learning how to evaluate business goals, empathize with user needs and ideate solutions to create buildable designs that can be tested, evaluated and refined.
Development and design of effective user interfaces with a focus on responsive web design, standards compliance, best practices and clean code.
User Experience lead on a startup team working to design, build and launch a new streaming music product with an innovative social component.
Developed websites for a broad range of enterprise, small business and non-profit clients in a fast-paced agency environment.
Website coding and page design for the largest telecom in the Pacific Northwest, and their small business and enterprise clients.
Focus areas included computer science and writing creative nonfiction. Designed and completed in an independent study program studying the intersection between usability, human-computer interaction and effective web design.
Check out my portfolio site to learn more about my project work and experience.