Hello!

I am a user experience and visual based in Oregon. I am passionate about simplifying complex information and workflows, and making the internet a more compassionate, welcoming, and effective place to be.

My background is in theater (scene design, scenic art, and production management) and graphic design. After taking a career break for family reasons, I'm transitioning to UX/UI to leverage my strong visual design skills and my continuing education in UX. I love that design principles hold true no matter what medium you are working in (ask me about transitions!). I love crafting, bookbinding, and gardening, and I am an advocate for having a rich life outside of your work. I am a firm believer in the Oxford comma and in the idea that stories can change the world.

summary

Thoughtful and dependable visual designer with a keen eye for aesthetics and a passion for simplifying complex workflows, transitioning into UX/UI design. 15+ years collaborating with creative and technical teams and stakeholders to deliver impactful user experiences.

SKILLS

Technical

Figma
Sketch
Adobe XD
Adobe Photoshop
Adobe Illustrator
Webflow
InVision

Design

User research
Wireframing
Mockups
Prototyping
Design systems

Collaboration

Organization
Thoroughness
Communication
Project Management
Team Collaboration

Experience

Gameflow interactive

Web Designer and Graphic Artist
2013 - Present

Designed user interfaces to meet client specifications and content management systems.
Developed and followed style guides to maintain design patterns and cross-platform consistency.
Produced graphic art under tight deadlines and strict specifications.

Marshall Creative

Graphic Designer and Project Manager
2009 - 2013

Executed polished designs for digital and print assets.
Established efficient workflow processes, monitored daily priorities, and implemented modifications to improve effectiveness of our 8-person team, supporting multiple open projects at any given time.

Freelancer

Theatrical Scenic Artist, Set Designer, and Production Manager
2001 - 2013

Developed art and design concepts in highly collaborative environments with diverse creative teams.
Executed designs on tight deadlines and tighter budgets.

Education

wright state university

B.F.A. in Theatre Design and Technology
1997 - 2001

Studied a broad range of design disciplines with a focus on scenic art and design.

certifications

Google UX Design Certificate
2022

Completed a rigorous training program designed for entry-level job readiness. Seven courses covered each step of the UX design process, from empathizing with users to handing off designs for development.
Included use of Figma and Adobe XD, discussions of accessibility, and responsive design.
Created 3 portfolio projects to meet the requirements of the certificate.

California Institute of the Arts Graphic Design Specialization
2018

Completed five courses culminating in the creation of a brand development guide and design assets for a new company.

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