UX Designer III
October 2021 – January 2022
Visualized creative solutions for customer problems, participated in design planning with product pod for future work and backlog grooming. Collaborated with Product Managers, Researchers, and Engineers to build actionable prototypes in a Lean UX and Agile environment with a virtual team. Developed designs from hand-drawn sketches to high-fidelity mockups and prototypes.
Digital Creative Director
Savvy Marketing Group
March 2017 – October 2021
Led the digital design vision, managed client products, agency employees and contractors. Designed wireframes and prototypes websites and digital products using Adobe Creative Cloud and XD. Led design sessions and reviews, adhered to industry best practices for web design and accessibility. Led whiteboard sessions to develop digital marketing strategies. Developed user personas and journey maps. Worked with client stakeholders on needfinding and market research. Overhauled the agency’s digital strategy, including the website and sales funnel.
Digital Design & Development Consultant
Beyond Spots & Dots
October 2014 – March 2016
Designed and hand-coded front-end themes for client websites. Provided UX perspective throughout the design and development process for client projects. Provided digital strategy for client accounts. Collaborated with designers and back-end developer to overhaul the agency’s website. Led new business initiatives for website and digital marketing accounts.
I can push myself farther than my mind thinks it can go. Regular training helped to instill this lesson and is a daily opportunity to see how I can train my mind to go past its self-imposed limitations.
Teaching is a great way to learn. For example, it’s one thing to practice a pattern and try to perfect it. It’s another thing entirely to teach that pattern to someone else. Having to explain and demonstrate technique, use the correct terminology and break things down forces me to develop a deeper level of understanding . Once I understand something well enough to teach it, it’s very rewarding to share that knowledge with others and watch them grow.
Never tire of learning. A good student can learn anywhere, any time. This is the secret of knowledge.The Encyclopedia of Taekwon-Do
Part of being a student is giving back. Whether that means teaching, assisting with tests, encouraging teammates, participating in demonstrations, supporting tournaments or just helping to clean and keep things in order, being a student is a two-way relationship. When we receive knowledge, we must be prepared to give something in return. It’s not just about time or resources, either. I also must give 100% of my effort and concentration.
Nothing worth having comes without a cost. In Taekwon-Do, we pay that cost in many ways – through sweat, pain, sometimes blood, and sometimes injured pride. The result is knowledge and incredible physical skill. To me, it’s worth it.
7 Board Break
This is me breaking seven 1″ pine boards. In Taekwon-Do, we break boards to demonstrate the effectiveness of our technique. One board is considered the equivalent of one bone, which is why it’s so important to practice self-control.