Product Experience

Optimizely · Staff Product Designer

APR 2021 – PRESENT | REMOTE

  • Lead design processes for Optimizely Data Platform (formerly Zaius) product.

  • Collaborate with the Product Design team to give & receive feedback, improve design systems, and harmonize cross-product experience.

  • Evangelize design thinking through cross-team presentations; participate in and advocate for ERG groups (Mentally Forward, Out@Opti, Women of Opti).

  • Mentoring two colleagues since March 2022. 

Zaius · Senior Product Designer

MAR 2018 – APR 2021 | BOSTON, MA

  • Worked collaboratively with Product Management, Engineering, and other stakeholders to take projects through research & problem discovery, user experience design, interface & visual design, and usability testing.

  • Led the initiative to create and maintain a component library & style guidelines.

DZone · Lead UX/UI Designer

JUN 2015 – MAR 2018 | CARY, NC

  • Took business vision from concept through to research, design mockups, and often to front-end development for both website & software products.

  • Began as a Graphic Designer, working on the Marketing team to create marketing and ad collateral, lay out publication content, design infographics, and help establish & maintain the branding through a website redesign.

Design Experience

Boston Sings [BOSS] · Web, Graphics & Social Media

NOV 2016 – PRESENT (VOLUNTEER)

  • Coordinate social media & email marketing; create graphic & video content for social channels; manage website; produce print material (badges, certificates).

  • Helped redesign festival branding in 2017.

Freelance · Graphic Design

2014 – 2020

  • Worked with various clients to provide personal & product-specific branding; logos; illustrations; business infographics; graphics & content for web, email, and social media; graphics for print collateral; and packaging design.

Skills

UX · UI · Visual Design

Design Systems · Branding

Information Architecture

Accessibility · HTML · CSS

Responsive Web Design

Process

Collaboration · Concept

Sketching · Wireframing

Interactive Prototyping

User Research · Testing

Front-end Development

Project Management

Tools

Figma · Sketch · InVision

Illustrator · Photoshop

Docs · Sheets · Slides

Jira · GitHub · Wordpress

Interests

Music · Singing · Crafts

Baking · Walking · Yoga

Video Games · Anime

Board Games · Puzzles

Psychology · Language

Education

NC State University · Bachelor of Graphic Design

MAY 2013

Introduction to Web Accessibility · Certification

NOV 2021