PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

 

Microsoft

SENIOR DESIGNER
SEATTLE, WA
OCTOBER 2013 - PRESENT

Worked on the core user experience design and strategy for Windows phone, tablet, and PC. For Windows 10 led the design and execution of the Start experience, Action Center notifications, and Cortana integration. Currently working in artificial intelligence to create technology that better understand human communication and behavior.


Grasp

OWNER/DESIGNER
BOULDER, CO
JUNE - NOVEMBER 2013

Freelanced as a user experience design consultant for local start-up agencies.


Crispin Porter + Bogusky

Associate Experience Director
Boulder, CO
April 2009 – MAY 2013

Have lead digital strategy and execution for Fortune 500 companies to create solutions that solve a need, provide utility, and create rich interactive experiences. I’ve worked from a strategic-level differentiating and positioning brands to an execution-level overseeing a range of projects from conception to completion. Types of projects completed and launched include large-scale websites, web apps, microsites, mobile apps, and Facebook apps.


KADD

MARKETING MANAGER
BOULDER, CO
september 2008 – APRIL 2009

Managed and developed all marketing media including proposals, presentations, and submittals of small architecture consultancy. To attract new business and create a stronger identity, I developed a website to highlight KADD’s portfolio. Additionally, I assisted in research and development of master plans for institutions.


Digital Kitchen

PRODUCTION ASSISTANT
SEATTLE, WA
JUNE - OCTOBER 2007

While working closely with producers, designers, and the development team I created media for new business and development work presented to clients. These materials ranged from layout and print design of photo-real, full-color storyboard books to DVDs for all audio and video media.

 

EDUCATION

 

University of Washington

DESIGN STUDIES B.A.
SEATTLE, WA
JUNE 2008

Customized a curriculum that couples a broad knowledge of design with multidisciplinary studies in business, marketing, economics, and computer science. The program coursework included a series in design theory, methodology and case studies combined with select courses in interaction design, visual communication design, and industrial design.

 

RECOGNITION & ACHIEVEMENTS

SKILLS

2015
IDSA International Design Excellence Award (silver) for Start experience-Windows 10
Control of Representation Interaction Within an Application Launcher Patent-Windows 10

2014
Win10 Start Menu Patent (desktop mode)-Windows 10
Win10 Start Menu Patent (tablet mode)-Windows 10
Win10 Start Screen Patent-Windows 10
Application Launcher Sizing Patent-Windows 10
Direct Access Application Representation Patent-Windows 10

2012   
Movie Mode and Content Awarding System and Method Patent-Best Buy Movie Mode

2011
Communication Arts Interactive Annual selection-Best Buy Movie Mode
FWA Mobile of the Day-Best Buy Movie Mode

2010
OneShow Interactive Bronze Award for Online Films and Video-The Truth About Tony
Clio Awards Interactive Shortlist (Corporate/Institutional)-CPBGroup.com
Clio Interactive Awards Bronze Winner (Restaurants/Fast Food Outlets)-BK.com
Communication Arts Interactive Annual selection-BK.com

2009
FWA Website of the Day-BK.com

2008
UW School of Art Book Award (Top Graduating Senior)

2005-2008
University of Washington Dean’s List

2007
Microsoft Research Design Expo Presenter

Touchpoint and product auditing
Trend and landscape analysis
Ecosystem development
Strategic planning
User research
Persona development
Storyboarding and scenario development
Customer journey development
Wire-framing
Rapid prototyping
Usability testing
Design evaluation
Information architecture
Interaction Design
Visual Design
Project scoping and management

 

tools

Sketch
Adobe Creative Suite
Framer Studio
Principle
InVision
Basecamp
Microsoft Office