UX Experience

UX Designer  |  Bardgette Designs  |  2010 to present

  • Design responsive websites + web and mobile applications
  • Present webinars on design basics to non-profit professionals
  • Teacher’s Assistant for coding workshops for beginning developers


UX/UI Designer  |  Tahiti Blue Interactive  |  March 2015 to September 2016

  • Designed websites and web applications includes mockups, user flows, wireframes, prototypes, as well as, utilizing user research methods to validate designs
  • Created intuitive user experiences for complex design problems simultaneously through independent work and with team
  • Collaborated and managed internal and client teams (including remote employees) in an iterative, lean design studio through an entire project lifecycle  


UX Designer  |  TradeMark Media  |  February 2014 to October 2014

  • Led the visual design for client-facing website projects
  • Wrote technical specifications to define website functionality
  • Assisted lead information architect with usability testing
  • Created user experience deliverables such as sitemaps and wireframes for client and internal company projects 
     

Contract Web Designer  |  Capital Metro  |  November 2013 to February 2014

  • Assisted with web development and design on the company website, microsites, and landing pages
  • Trained new users on how to use company CMS
     

Designer/Account Manager  |  Watershed 5  | March 2011 to December 2012

  • Produced interactive and print design pieces based on art direction 
  • Created user experience deliverables such as wireframes
  • Managed a variety of project teams (internal and external)  to ensure deadlines were met

Education
2009
Graphic Design
Certificate
Austin Community College
Austin, Texas

2002
B.A. in Art History
Beloit College
Beloit, Wisconsin

Technology
Advanced
Adobe CS
Basecamp
Dropbox
Google Apps
Invision
Microsoft Office
Sketch
Slack
VAN
Zeplin

Coding
Intermediate
CSS
HTML

Volunteer Experience

For over 7+ years, I've volunteered with a variety of design, tech, and political organizations. It's my way of giving back to the community.

 

Event Organizer for Design Chica | Latinitas | December 2016 to April 2017

  • Organized one-day UX conference for middle school and high school girls teaching them how to create a website

Planning Committee Member for Startup Chica | Latinitas | September 2016 to October 2016

  • The event was an opportunity for Latina girls (ages 9-17) to create and pitch a business plan to a panel of judges including Joshua Baer from Capital Factory. 
  • Recruited technology professionals to volunteer their time to mentor and share their professional experiences with the girls
  • Contacted design and technology companies to participate as sponsors for the event

 Career Presenter for Code Chica | Latinitas | April 2016

  • Discussed and fielded questions about my UX career path to middle school girls at this nonprofit's Code Chica event

 UX Judge for UT Hackathon | Freetail Hackers | March 2016

  • Reviewed and evaluated student work for this annual hackathon

 UX Designer | CreatAthon | October 2014

  • Participated in 24-hour design event leading the UX and visual design for the Colin’s Hope website

Leader | UX Book Club | August 2013 to July 2015

  • Organized and facilitated monthly book club meetings

Team Leader, East Austin | Battleground Texas | August 2013 to May 2014

  • Managed team (all working professionals) to register voters and increase voter turnout for 2014 Texas governor's race
  • Recruited and trained volunteers for volunteer team leadership roles, phone banking, voter registration, and data entry
  • Hosted volunteer organization meetings for team leaders and neighborhood team

Design Ranch Promotions Chair | AIGA Austin | June 2010 to April 2011

  • Created & distributed social media content for a 100-person conference which focuses on providing a creative recharge for designers

Creative Mass Chair | AIGA Austin | June 2009 to May 2010

  • Organized monthly networking event