Summary

I am a User Experience Designer with over eighteen years in interactive media. My career spans the breadth of digital production, from production art to web design and front-end development. As a User Experience Designer, my in-depth understanding of the design process allows me to meet user goals while balancing aesthetics and technical constraints.

Professional Experience

KBS (kirshenbaum bond senecal)

Associate Director, User Experience KBS (kirshenbaum bond senecal)

  • Create a design system, user flows, and a prototype for Stanley Black & Decker's Lista product configurator
  • Design a skills matrix for the UX team to visualize strengths and gaps within the team. The skills matrix helps with allocations, skills training, and career development.
  • Create a Sketch and InVision based workflow to streamline work between departments; Wireframes are created by UX designers, visualized by UI designers, and then prepared for handoff to developers

Senior User Experience Designer Spies & Assassins | KBS (kirshenbaum bond senecal)

  • Create a modular design system, wireframes, user flows, and prototypes for the responsive redesign of the BMW USA website
  • Create wireframes, user flows, and prototypes for the redesign of the My BMW website
  • Conduct user interviews and create content types and wireframes for the Hershey's digital marketing learning site

New York University

User Experience Specialist Digital Communications Group, Information Technology Services

  • Create a new responsive user interface for Sakai, an Open Source Learning Management System
  • Commit back the user experience work from NYU Classes to Sakai
  • Design a new user interface for NYU’s Email Direct — a bulk email communication tool for NYU administrators

User Experience Designer Academic Technology Services, Information Technology Services

  • Design a new user interface for NYU Classes — the Learning Management System (LMS) based on extensive usability testing
  • Create a ‘Mobile First’ prototype for our redesign of MediaCommons — a digital network for professors and post-graduate students of film and media studies

Interactive Designer and Developer Faculty Technology Services, Information Technology Services

Columbia University

Senior Web Designer and Developer Columbia University Digital Knowledge Ventures (a small ‘digital agency’ within Columbia University)

  • Create educational course content and departmental websites for Columbia University and affiliated non-profits
  • Design and develop websites using open source content management systems and static html

Web Designer and Developer Columbia University Digital Knowledge Ventures

  • Work with Columbia Faculty to design and develop interactive e-seminars and courses
  • Design and develop interactive maps, audio slideshows, podcasts, and basic video production and post-production for streaming video and DVD

Scholastic

Web Designer e-Scholastic

  • Design educational, commercial, and promotional websites for Scholastic
  • Design daily site graphics, flash based interactive quizzes and educational activities

Education

  • Ph.D. Media & Communication, European Graduate School, Saas-Fee, Switzerland
  • Certificate in Film Production, The New School, New York, NY
  • M.Phil. Medieval History, Trinity College, Dublin University, Ireland
  • B.A. History and Philosophy, University College Dublin, Ireland

Additional Information

Teaching

The New School, Adjunct faculty member, Media Studies

  • Courses: Foundations of Media Design and Digital Video Effects

Columbia University, Instructor, High School Program

  • Course: Digital Filmmaking

Organizations

  • Co-Founder: NYU UX Group & NYU Web Designers and Developers Group
  • Co-Organizer: DrupalCamp NYC 9 & 10 NYC Drupal Users Group
  • Member: IxDANYC UXPAGotham Sass MeetupNYC Drupal Users GroupAgile Experience Design MeetupType Directors Club

Selected Presentations, Event Organization, and Trainings

Presentations

Event Organization

  • UX Networking Breakfast Co-Organizer TorchTech & NYU UX group
  • UX @ NYU Co-Organizer NYU UX group
  • Usability @ NYU Co-Organizer NYU UX group
  • DrupalCamp NYC 9 & 10 Co-Organizer & Designer NYC Drupal Users Group &

Trainings