Experience

Priority leader, Sr. Interaction Designer, Intuit, Turbotax

San Diego, CA | July 2014 – Present
Oversee design strategy for key business priorities, providing design direction to team of 6 UX designers. Partnering with core leadership team, Product and Engineering, to set direction and get alignment across executive leadership, stakeholders, and delivery team.

Lead systems-level design across the end-to-end experience for the new Self-Employed product, solving and simplifying the most complex tax situations. Collaborated with over 17 teams, across 3 business units and incorporated 8 internal technologies, resulting in increased conversion, revenue and doubling subscriptions.

Consistently recruited for new problem spaces, with ability to quickly adapt, learn and deliver the right
fidelity of design to solve complex customer problems.

Creative Director/Lead UX Designer, Zenman

Denver, CO | October 2013 – May 2014
Lead and mentored creative team to deliver well crafted responsive web designs. Collaborated directly with stakeholders to identify business needs and requirements with the goal of creating user stories and acceptance criteria. Guided strategic design thinking from conceptual phase through to development by providing: trends analysis, idea generation, information architecture, prototypes, and UI elements.

Sr. UI/UX Designer, Vail Resorts

Denver, CO | July 2012 – September 2013
Drove user-centered design while bringing together the digital and physical experiences — understanding impact for applications used while at ski resorts. Collaborated with multidisciplinary team throughout the development process, delivering user flows, wireframes, and UI elements.

Web Designer, MapMyFitness, Inc. (Acq. by Under Armour)

Denver, CO | October 2010 – June 2012
Brought visual life to account pitches, communicating business opportunity and gaining customers such as: Toyota, Saucony, and Quaker Oats – driving 80% of revenue. Managed email marketing campaigns to 11 million consumers. Collaborated with teams to create web and native application employing agile methodologies.

Graphic Designer, Regan Marketing + Design, LLC

Grand Rapids, MI | August 2007 – September 2009
Honed the craft of visual hierarchy and typography, by designing traditional and digital marketing materials for various clients across industries such as: Medical, Furniture, Publishing, Non-profits. Developed websites using HTML, CSS and WordPress and managed web hosting and Google analytics.

Graphic Designer, Duck Creek Technologies (Acq. by Accenture)

Farmington, CT | September 2003 – November 2006
Collaborated with web and software developers to deliver UI design elements. Designed traditional and digital marketing assets and managed client/vendor relationships. Guided corporate rebranding efforts and created brand and visual styleguide.

EDUCATION + TRAINING

Design Leadership – Cooper San Francisco, CA | 2017
Scrum Master Certification – Agile42 Denver, CO | 2013
Web Application Development Course – Boulder Digital Arts Boulder, CO | 2013
Graduate Coursework, Information & Communication Technology: Denver, CO | 2010
Web Design & Development – University of Denver
B.S., Commercial Arts: Graphic Design – Southwest Baptist University Bolivar, MO | 2004
Spanish Studies: Study Abroad – Mirya Del Mar Malaga, Spain | 2000

TOOLS

Sketch
OmniGraffle
Photoshop
Illustrator
InVision
Axure
HTML/CSS
JavaScript
Angular
WordPress
Jira
PivotalTracker
Trello
Sharpies and Post-it notes