UX Experience


UX/UI Designer  |  Tahiti Blue Interactive  |  March 2015 to Present

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


Freelance Designer  |  Bardgette Designs  |  2010 to present

  • Create responsive websites, mobile applications, logos, PowerPoint templates, and business cards
  • Presented webinars on design basics to non-profit professionals
  • Teacher’s Assistant for coding workshops for beginning developers


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

UX/UI Tools
Advanced
Axure
Fireworks
Invision
Photoshop
Sketch
Zeplin

Other Tools
Advanced
Basecamp
Dropbox
Google Apps
Illustrator
InDesign
Microsoft Office
Slack

Coding
Intermediate
CSS
HTML

Volunteer Experience

For over 7+ years, I've volunteered with a variety of design and tech 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

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