Nice to meet you!

I’m an interactive UI UX designer with more than 13 years of experience and a wide range of skills in the industry.

I believe in user-friendly and purpose-driven design.

Problem Solver

I use design to craft elegant solutions for both aesthetics and systems efficiency.

Collaborator

I love working in a team environment and shepherding the creation of great designs.

Early Adopter

I'm passionate about using technology to augment my design arsenal; it makes learning and working fun.

Experience

UI / UX Design Manager, Homes.com

September 2016 ─ Present
Accomplishments
  • Transitioned my team from Adobe Creative Suite to Sketch App, for better integration of design systems and efficiency
  • Created and developed a reusable design system that integrated and was adopted by design, product and dev teams
  • Established design team principles and best practices
  • My team's deliverables became more standarized and cohesive by introducing a formalized, more agile design workflow and integrating UX design and research into that workflow
  • Integrated design sprints into the product workflow, creating achievable goals and deadlines
  • Created efficiency by transitioning the product development team from static mocks to interactive prototypes
  • Provided oversight and design support for the entire redesign for the portal website
  • Developed a design plan to incorporate WCAG AA standards into the redesigned portal website
Responsibilities
  • Manage the entire design process
  • Provided mentorship and advice to 5 direct-report designers
  • Analyze and assign design requests from other teams
  • Act as the design team’s liaison between stakeholders, customers, development, and business
  • Provide design guidance for both design and product team
  • Provide QA support
  • Ensure design best practices and standards are being conformed to by all departments
  • Keeping the design team’s skill set up-to-date with the latest and greatest design tools
Mediums & Products

Responsive Web, iOS Apps, Android Apps, Apple TV Apps, Chromecast Apps, Amazon Echo Skills, Portal Websites, Enterprise Level Customer Websites, Website Templates, Content & Asset Management Systems, Email Campaigns

Senior UI / UX Designer, Homes.com

December 2013 - August 2016
Accomplishments
  • Introduced the design team to Sketch
  • Introduced the product team to InVision
  • Developed a path for a reusable design system
  • Advocated for a more mobile and responsive user experience
  • Was the lead designer in numerous large projects for the portal website, apps, enterprise level customers
Responsibilities
  • Provide mentorship and advice for others on the design team
  • Design products for Homes.com and all of it’s customers
  • Conceptualize potential products
  • Organize the design team’s files
  • Provide recommendations for the latest technology
  • Produce working HTML prototypes
  • Provide QA support
  • Make sure design best practices and standards are being conformed to
Mediums & Products

Responsive Web, iOS Apps, Android Apps, Apple TV Apps, Chromecast Apps, Amazon Echo Skills, Portal Websites, Enterprise Level Customer Websites, Website Templates, Content & Asset Management Systems, Email Campaigns

Online Ad Design Manager, Boat Trader Online

April 2012 - December 2012
Accomplishments
  • Transformed the ad design workflow from email based to a formalized and trackable project management system
  • Reduced the ad delivery time to exceed customer’s expectations
  • Eliminated the ad design backlog within months of the new design workflow implementation
Responsibilities
  • Design online ads for customers (static and animated)
  • Assign ad design requests to other designers
  • Manage the design process
  • Communicate design direction to the customers and the customer service representatives
Mediums & Products

Responsive Web, Portal Websites, Enterprise Level Customer Websites, Website Templates

Senior Graphic Designer, LTD Hospitality

October 2007 - October 2011
Accomplishments
  • Established a formalized design workflow
  • Worked with numerous major brand design teams to help keep their branding consistent within LTD Hospitality properties
  • Created branding and websites for numerous services and restaurants
  • Provided design input for the company’s rebranding
Responsibilities
  • Manage the design workflow from conceptualization to production
  • Work with various local and national vendors to produce high quality and high impact pieces on most mediums (web, print, broadcast)
  • Ensure the major hotel brand’s identity is being conformed to
  • Provide design support for the entire company and their properties
  • Provide commercial photography
  • Ensure the design files are backed up and organized
Mediums & Products

Responsive Web, Portal Website, Small & Large Scale Print, Vehicle and Building Wraps, Broadcast TV

Web Graphic Designer, TraderOnline.com

October 2007 - October 2011
Accomplishments
  • Created numerous websites and website templates for multiple different industries
Responsibilities
  • Produce design and recommendations for portal websites
  • Produce website template designs for customers among different industries
  • Provide design support for development and QA
Mediums & Products

Portal Website, Website Templates

Skills
UI UX Design

Expert

Prototyping

Expert

Wireframing

Expert

Front End Dev

Proficient

Design Systems

Expert

Design Process

Expert

Animation

Proficient

UX Research

Experienced

Accessibility

Experienced

Responsive Design

Expert

Native App Design

Expert

Technology
Sketch

Expert

InVision

Expert

Framer

Experienced

Figma

Experienced

HTML | CSS | SASS

Proficient

Bootstrap

Proficient

Adobe Software

Expert

Anima Timeline

Experienced

Trello

Proficient

Jira | Confluence

Experienced

WebFlow

Experienced

Google Apps

Proficient

Keynote

Proficient

Education

Bachelor's in Business Administration

2004
Virginia Commonwealth University

My Design Approach

Design Process

I love to make the process of design transparent and relevant

Problem Solver

At my core, l love to fix things that are broken and improve things that are not. Using design to this end is what makes designing a rewarding passion

Collaborator

I love working in team environments. My communication style is friendly, yet succinct. I Invite new or even contradicting ideas to the table

Toolbox

I'm always expanding and improving my skill set for design

Strong Foundations

My approach towards building design solutions involves creating strong and consistent design systems

Iterate

Iterate designs in achievable chunks is what gets the job done

Contact

Let's work together

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