With over eight years of experience in web design and development, I am a DC based User Experience Designer. In the process of launching and maintaining a successful vintage clothing site from 2011 - 2014, I became fascinated by the way people interact with technology. Exceptional research skills, an intuitive understanding of human behavior, and knack for content strategy allow me to make sites that speak to the people that use them.
Providing full-service web site design for small businesses and non-profit. Duties include visual design, information architecture, content creation and strategy, and implementing custom back-end features, depending on the needs of the business. Clients include a sober living facility, a high-end moving company, and a non-profit organization in Massachusetts.
Responsibilities included creating multiple Axure prototypes to user-test various homepage navigations for e-commerce website of international beauty brand, Aveda. Efforts resulted in a revised, responsive homepage for Aveda.
An ongoing freelance project, my responsibilities include UX and UI design, user testing, information architecture, front end web development, graphic design, content strategy, and the implementation of e-commerce functionality.
An online vintage clothing store I launched in 2011, responsibilities range from sourcing and managing inventory, market research, developing a brand identity, creating content - all copy, graphics, and code - for the e-commerce site. Other duties included social media strategy and outreach, order fulfillment, and customer relations.
An intensive, 10 week learning experience, the User Experience Design Immersive explored the principles and practice of usercentric design. Topics: business analysis, user research, personas, user journeys, user flows, information architecture, wireframes, clickable prototypes, usability testing, and visual design.
PhD candidate in Critical Theory and Modern Art History. Awarded the Erwin Panofsky Fellowship, the IFA’s most prestigious academic prize. The Panofsky included a yearly stipend, full tuition and benefits, as well as travel and research funds.
B.A. in Art and Visual Culture, GPA 3.96. Academic honors: Phi Beta Kappa, Summa Cum Laude.