Resume / CV

Resume / CV 2018-05-03T13:16:24+00:00

Creative Lead with UX and Dev Skills

Melding my web design and user experience, I’ve successfully lead design concepts from napkin brainstorming to robust final deliverables. Stops along the way have included information architecture, user testing, and developing collateral materials such as working prototypes, wireframes, site maps, process flows, journey maps, personas and scenarios.
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Professional Experience

Senior User Experience Specialist :: 2016 – Present
Northrop Grumman, MD

  • Create interactive, responsive, low and high fidelity Axure and HTML prototypes for discovery, testing and research
  • Research, test and recommend pattern components as part of an overall design system for accessibility and 508 compliance across branding for Social Security Administration
  • Present User Experience workshops and training sessions on basic UX and web accessibility principles
  • Conduct and moderate usability research with consumers and professionals, including usability testing, prototype testing, and contextual interviews
  • Develop research protocols including facilitator guides and user scenarios for user testing
  • Coordinate seamless testing logistics for varied browsers, screen resolutions, viewports and OS, for in-person and remote user testing
  • Analyze usability tests and user research to develop information architecture, user interaction and content strategy recommendations, based on user research for usability and ease of use
  • Analyze research to develop information architecture, user interaction, and content strategies
  • Deliver specification documents and screen packages based on client feedback and user researching findings and recommendations
  • Work with team and individually to deliver usability reports, findings and recommendations to stakeholders (project managers, developers, business analysts) as both written and presented materials
  • Work within agile methodologies across multiple projects
  • Train and present to team members and auxiliary staff on using the Pattern Library, Axure and best practices

Creative Lead :: 2014 – 2017
Vivanda, Mt. Vernon, MD

Working at a small startup, I have the opportunity to initiate many projects and see them to fruition. Below is a shortened list of the core job responsibilities:

  • Research and Analyze strategies and processes to encourage ease of user experience and retention, including UX website usability and usability testing
  • Design and implement UX for web layouts/designs with interactive modular concepts
  • Develop wireframe mockups for both internal and client facing discoveries
  • Create and Develop visual representations of API integration for partner websites and mobile applications within strict technical constraints
  • Design, Develop and Manage brand standards for global marketing media, including digital and social presence, print collateral, and photography
  • Develop Customization and Support WordPress Multi-Sites
  • Code and implement structured front-end and back-end code, employing jQuery, CSS3, HTML5
  • Work in partnership with software developers to implement HTML designs in mobile applications, Facebook applications, among others
  • Assist in developing concepts visually for investor presentations
  • Act a the Baltimore liaison for community outreach
  • Plan and enact a social presence on Twitter, Blog posts and Facebook
  • Design and Produce Tradeshow graphics and marketing materials within strict transportation rules and deadlines

Front End Web Developer/ UX/UI Designer :: 2013 – 2014
McCormick & Company, Hunt Valley, MD

  • Design and implement UX design for HTML layouts/designs and interactive modular concepts
  • Develop wireframe mockups for both internal and client facing discoveries
  • Facilitate strategic communication for cohesive company branding
  • Research and assist UX website usability and usability testing
  • Code and implement structured front-end and back-end code for international websites
  • Work in partnership with software developers to implement HTML designs
  • Utilize and evolve existing CMS technologies employing C#, Javascript, CSS3, HTML5
  • Managed agency relationships throughout digital projects

New Media Specialist :: 2011 – 2013
T. Rowe Price, Owings Mills, MD

  • Build, Manage and execute targeted email marketing campaigns to 200,000+ recipients.
  • Researched and developed strategies and processes to utilize “Content Blocks,” a new feature within our email software program.
  • Optimization of communication and email delivery by researching bounce rates, email capacity issues, web-tracking and click-through rates.
  • Design and Develop HTML hand-coded structure for cross platform devices.
  • Utilize, Implement, and Hand-code HTML with 508 compliance.
  • Recognize and Revise code for browser incompatibility issues.
  • Collaborate with systems engineers and designers to achieve translate concepts to engaging user experiences.
  • Communicate effectively with clients to ensure quality experiences.
  • Employ and Integrate latest CSS3 capabilities.
  • Manage client databases to ensure email delivery.
  • Train new team members and associated departments in skill building, best practices and our departments production processes.

Freelance Graphic Designer :: 2010 – 2011
Stanley Black and Decker, Towson, MD

  • Design and Develop package design and brand identity internationally for Black and Decker and Porter-Cable product packaging.
  • Design and Execute projects from concept to factory-ready files.
  • Creation and execution of packaging, merchandising designs, point-of-purchase displays, and web executions to brand guidelines (including mock-ups, renderings and preparation of files, etc.)
  • Fulfill requests for creative design work for logos/ branding.
  • Assist in ideation for development of new packaging/ merchandising/ rendering/ web designs.

Senior Designer :: 2006 – 2010
Diamond Comics Select Toys & Collectibles, Timonium, MD

  • Design and Develop marketing communications, brand identity, package design and trade show signage for licensors, such as Marvel and SyFy.
  • Design and Execute point-of-purchase displays, product packaging and shipping containers from concept to dielines to factory-ready files.
  • Design layout and advertisements for direct to consumer and direct to market publications, such as Wired, Geek and ToyFare.
  • Design and Coded animated advertisements to be displayed on partner websites.
  • Develop and Publish online materials such as animated product updates and targeted blog posting with an average of 800,00 weekly hits.

Core Skills

Front-end Development, User Experience and User Interfaces (UX/UI), Web Design/Publishing, E-mail Campaigns, Information Architecture, Wireframes, Usability Testing, Interface Design, Print Design, Package Design, Marketing Collateral, Digital Photography/Retouching, Trade Show Booths, Logos, Brand Identity, 3-D Exhibits, and Event Design

Technical Skills

HTML5, CSS3, Axure, Responsive Design, JQuery, Adobe Creative Suite (Including Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign), 508 Compliance, Visual Studios, Dreamweaver, Bootstrap and Skeleton Frameworks, Tobii, Morae, Microsoft Office, JavaScript, Strongmail, WordPress, SiteCore


M.S., Interaction Design and Information Architecture,
University of Baltimore, Baltimore, MD

  • Main concentration in technical and design aspects of Web Design; primarily, design functionality and visual presentation using HTML, CSS, JavaScript and other web coding technologies.
  • Focus on organizing and shaping the Web with a solid academic foundation in principles of interaction design, information architecture, human/computer interaction, and user research and participatory design methods.

B.S., Industrial Design, Minor: Multimedia Design,
Philadelphia University, Philadelphia, PA


  • Presenter, Northrop Grumman Tech Expo 2017
  • Quality is Personal Award, Northrop Grumman 2017
  • Spotlight on Excellence, T. Rowe Price 2012
  • Shine Award, T. Rowe Price 2011, 2012
  • Designs Published in Brides Magazine 2011
  • American Inhouse Design Award, Graphic Design USA 2008
  • Best Designer, City Paper Best of Baltimore 2006


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