Design

• Conceptualizing & building new experiences from ground-up

• Integrating new features into established products

• Developing functioning prototypes as proof of concept for new products

• Design of  highly visible customer facing interfaces (Amazon, Kindle)

• Design of complex data-driven tools (finance, health, project & status tracking)

• Information architecture based on deep-dive into product and business requirements

 

Communication

• Presenting to senior management,  stakeholders and clients

• Coordinating and prioritizing design goals across organization

 

Management

• Facilitating communication and coordinating deliverables between designers and stakeholders

• Managing design schedules for multiple design teams

• Mentoring designers and interns

 

Skills & Tools

• UX, information architecture, visual design, wireframes, storyboarding, prototyping, design guidelines

• Illustrator, Photoshop,  In Design, Flash, Visio,

• HTML, CSS, XML, SQL

 

Experience

Smartsheet, Bellevue, WA – Senior UX Designer (2015 – Present)

• Designed new product features: Discussions, Conditional Notifications, Jira Integration

• Customer research and usability testing

 

Amazon Kindle, Seattle, WA – UX Design Lead (2011 – 2015)

• Conceptualized and designed new Kindle features for mobile and web (2 patents granted, 6 pending)

• Managed design team’s schedule and project prioritization

 

Onvia, Seattle, WA – UX Design Lead (2009 – 2011)

• Designed  features for an online data-mining app (search, detail pages, settings,  admin tools)

• Sped up dev. cycles and simplified requirement management by introducing interactive prototyping

 

Personify Design, Seattle, WA - Interaction Designer (2007 – 2009)

• Designed web experiences for businesses in hospitality, health care, info management, software & retail

 

Expedia, Bellevue, WA – Software Engineer in Test (2005 – 2007)

• Verified shopping experience for Expedia Cruises: user interface, front-end functionality and data integrity

 

Microsoft, Redmond, WA – Software Engineer in Test (2000 – 2004)

• Developed DB and Web-Service solutions and verified functionality of  Microsoft Office products

 

Education  

University of Washington, Seattle, WA – Information Management Classes

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI – BA in Computer Science & Psychology