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Summary

I am a User Experience Designer with over eighteen years in digital design. 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. I design comprehensive design systems leveraging my extensive background in web design and development.

Professional Experience

KBS

Associate Director, User Experience

  • Designed a 3D cabinet configurator for Stanley Black & Decker. Created a design system, user flows, usability tests, and comprehensive prototypes
  • Built a skills matrix for the UX team to help visualize strengths and gaps. Established a Sketch and InVision workflow to streamline work between the UX, Design, and Development departments
  • Led a design discovery to redesign the PODS website. Delivered a UX audit, competitive research, personas, journey maps, and usability testing

Senior User Experience Designer

  • I led the responsive redesign of BMWUSA.com. Built a modular design system, responsive grid, wireframes, user flows, and prototypes
  • Redesigned the sign up flows for the My BMW website. Created wireframes, user flows, interaction and technical documentation, and prototypes
  • Designed a learning site for digital marketers at Hershey. Conducted user and stakeholder interviews, designed content types, and wireframes

New York University

User Experience Specialist Digital Communications Group, Information Technology Services

  • Designed and developed a new responsive user interface for Sakai—an open source Learning Management System. Wrote new HTML 5 templates and a Sass based CSS framework. Incorporated the user experience and user interface improvements from. NYU Classes
  • Redesigned and prototyped 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

  • Redesigned and developed a new user interface for NYU Classes—their Learning Management System (LMS). The redesign was based on extensive usability testing and research
  • Created 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

  • Designed and developed MediaCommonsa digital network for professors and post-graduate students—using Drupal
  • Established a distinctive look and feel for the MediaCommons network and it’s project sites
  • Designed and developed two platforms for viewing the digital collections of NYU Libraries. Allowing patrons to view both image based collections—scanned books and photographs—and stream audio and video collections

Columbia University

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

  • Designed and developed educational course content and departmental websites for Columbia University and affiliated non-profits

Web Designer and Developer Columbia University Digital Knowledge Ventures

  • Worked with Columbia University faculty to design and develop interactive e-seminars and courses
  • Designed and developed interactive maps, audio slideshows, podcasts, and video production and post-production for streaming video and DVD

Scholastic

Web Designer e-Scholastic

  • Designed educational, commercial, and promotional websites for Scholastic
  • Designed daily site graphics, interactive quizzes, and educational activities

Teaching

The New School, Adjunct faculty member, Media Studies

  • Courses: Foundations of Media Design, Digital Video Effects, and Motion Graphics with After Effects

Columbia University, Instructor, High School Program

  • Course: Digital Filmmaking: From Initial Concept to Final Edit

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

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