Experience

About Me

I am a creative at heart. I love design and have always had the desire to make a positive impact on people.  I enjoy the daily challenges of creative problem solving and developing empathy for end-users. I enjoy working in team environments where we can both, mentor and learn from each other. In my free time I love to paint, draw, sculpt, game, workout, read, and spend time with my family.

Education

Master’s of Science in Human Computer Interaction

Iowa State University 2016

Bachelor’s of Arts/Graphic Design with Minor in Spanish

University of Alabama in Huntsville 2011

Certified Usability Analyst

Human Factors International, 2012

Experience

PRODUCT OWNER & DESIGNER, SPUR – HUNTSVILLE, AL – AUG ’19  – PRESENT
  • Conduct product feature discovery, requirements gathering, and documentation
  • Prioritize product features and bugs based on business goals, user needs, and product team capacity
  • Create, track, and prioritize epics, stories, and tasks in Jira
  • Facilitate sprint ceremonies such as reviews, retrospectives, and planning
  • Create and document user flows and journeys
  • Collect feedback, facilitate focus groups, and validate concepts with end users
LEAD UX DESIGNER, SPUR – HUNTSVILLE, AL – NOV ’16 – AUG ’19
  • Rapidly created wireframes, high-fidelity mockups, and prototypes
  • Facilitated collaboration across disciplines and with design team
  • Researched, conducted user interviews, and built journey maps and work-flows as needed
  • Ensured designs are well documented and new styles are added to the style guide
  • Assisted with feature discovery, synthesizing user data, communicating design implications and product planning

SR. UX DESIGNER, INTERGRAPH – HOUSTON, TX – JUN ’14 – NOV ’16
  • Built high-fidelity prototypes and conduct usability testing
  • Improved the user experience and efficiency of CADWorx Structure, an AutoCAD plugin
  • Conducted on site user interviews and contextual inquiries
  • Managed the product backlog and lead the junior researcher
  • Collaborated with global development and design teams
  • Product owner and scrum master for the team

VISUAL DESIGNER, INTERGRAPH – HUNTSVILLE, AL – FEB ’12 – JUN ’14
  • Lead and trained junior level designers and interns
  • Built a range of technical icons in various formats
  • Established a consistent brand and style across enterprise products
  • Created appealing styles that are legible and accessible
  • Built and maintained a style guide
  • Assisted in evangelizing UX across the company

Achievements

Honorable Mention

Microsoft Imagine Cup, Spring 2015

CUA of the Month

Human Factors International, April 2015

Honorable Mention

Microsoft Imagine Cup, Spring 2014

Skills

  • Axure
  • Sketch
  • Proto.io
  • Flinto
  • Balsamiq
  • Adobe CC Suite
  • Jira/Confluence
  • Light Figma
  • Light HTML/CSS
  • Light Python and PHP