With ten years of leadership experience in design research, strategy, and implementation across a variety of media and disciplines, I excel at viewing systems holistically, quickly delivering usable, impactful, and impeccably detailed solutions.
UX Lead, Case Commons
Jul. 2013 - present
Lead a team of five in research and design for complex, data-informed software products and sales materials for the child-welfare domain. 2014 Design for Experience Award for best Public Sector Application.
Sr. Interactive Designer, Interbrand
Feb. 2012 - Jul. 2013
UX and visual designer for brand management products. Clients included: AT&T, HBO, HSBC, Hyatt, Mercedes-Benz, Qualcomm, State Farm, TD.
Creative Director, Columbia University Center for New Media Teaching & Learning
Dec. 2004 - Feb. 2012
Led a team of two in research and design of multimedia applications for use in academic, clinical and community contexts. 2009 Award for Archival Innovation for Mapping the African American Past.
Creative Designer, AIG Corporate e-Business
Apr. 2002 - Dec. 2004
Branding, visual design and HTML/CSS for web and online marketing initiatives for more than fifty business units.
Art Director, AIG Human Resources
Aug. 1998 - Apr. 2002
Translated existing processes into the internet space for corporate HR and training. HR-magazine award for web-based training on Discriminatory Harassment.
Feb. 1997 - Aug. 1997
Account assistant for mid-sized direct marketing agency. Clients included: American Express, Swissair, Nationwide Insurance.
Development Coordinator, Big Apple Circus
Aug. 1996 - Dec. 1996
Administered volunteer program. Planned gala events and managed several hundred active volunteers.
MFA Coursework, School of Visual Arts (SVA)
Design for Social Innovation.
Member of first cohort. Completed 5 courses.
BA, Tufts University
Summa Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa.
Major: American Studies, Minor: Studio Art.
Study Abroad, School for International Training
Independent Study of community arts in Ecuador.
Focused on the impact of programs in a men’s prison, a school for working boys and a rural sanitation department.
- Ethnographic Research
- Usability Testing
- Design Strategy
- Information Architecture (IA)
- Interaction Design (IxD)
- User Experience Design (UX)
- User Interface Design (UI)
- Visual Design
- AGILE Processes
- Data Visualization
- Live Style Guides
- Rapid Prototyping
- Responsive Design
- Presentation & Speaking
- Product Strategy
Comedic performer and former tightrope-walker, trapeze artist, and clown with several touring circuses. Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Clown College graduate. Four-time winner of the Coney Island Mermaid Parade. Runner: New York City Marathon and numerous half-marathons. Yogini and 5Rhythms dancer. World traveler.