Resumé

 

Skills

Design + Creative

  • interaction design
  • user research
  • personas
  • wireframing
  • prototyping
  • photography
  • motion graphics

Tools

  • Sketch
  • OmniGraffle
  • Balsamiq
  • Illustrator
  • Photoshop

Technical

  • Python
  • R
  • HTML + CSS
  • JavaScript
 

Education

Masters of Information Management and Systems (MIMS) 
UC Berkeley School of Information
Class of 2017

  • Focusing on UX/UI Design, Data Visualization, and Product Management
  • Awarded a merit-based fellowship

B.A. in Cinema-Television Production, Magna Cum Laude
University of Southern California
Class of 2006

  • NCAA Track & Field athlete, President of the Climbing Club, Resident Advisor
 

Experience

User Experience Designer
UC Berkeley
Aug 2015 – Present

  • I led a student design and development team that created a financial planning tool to help students better understand and manage their education-related finances.
  • Established and co-chair a student advisory group to inform design decisions and provide recommendations to the Student Information Systems (SIS) Project UX team.
 
 

UX/UI Designer
Yoric Story Composer
June 2015 – Present

  • I designed a web application that supports writers throughout the entire writing process. The app provides a visual interface for outlining and structuring the story, writing tools, and data about story content that streamlines the revision process.
 
 

UX Design Intern
UC Berkeley
June – Aug 2015

  • I owned specific portions of a large campus technology project, delivering designs to improve 35,000 students’ understanding of college costs, financial aid, and earnings.
  • Using service design principles, I journey mapped the exisiting graduate onboarding experiences and articulated upcoming changes to campus stakeholders.
 
 

Project Lead
Hello Design
2013 – 2014

  • I led a design and development team for a Speedo USA website re-skin. I conducted a site inventory and sourced customer feedback and analytics to provide marketing strategy and recommendations for improving the customer experience within the limitations of an existing e-commerce provider.
 

Theatrical Motion Graphics Producer
The Ant Farm
2013

  • Although I came in as a producer, I spearheaded user research to replace the company’s project tracking and timecard software. Based on those contextual inquiries, I analyzed workflows across all departments and delivered information architecture recommendations.
 
 

Finance Manager (AR/Payroll)
Buddha Jones
2006 – 2008

  • I customized the replacement of a difficult timecard interface, increasing timecard accuracy for our creative folks and reducing payroll processing efforts by 75%. (It also increased happiness at least 600% — I no longer bugged people for their timecards!)
 
 

Projects

UX Designer
iOS Personal Safety App (Client Project)
Mar – Apr 2015

  • I designed an iOS app to enhance personal safety and communication for online daters.
 
 

Lead Interaction Designer
AIDS Walk LA (Hackathon Project)
Feb 2015

  • As part of a 24-hour hackathon, I led a three-person team in designing and prototyping an enterprise application for project scheduling, staff management and budgeting.
 
 

Interaction Designer
Locavore (Student Project)
Summer 2013

  • Working with a student team of four, designed a mobile app to nudge people to shop more often at farmers markets by connecting shoppers directly to the farmers growing their food.