UX Specialist backed by super-solid UI, IA, PM and design skills. A quick study, fully-engaged from the get-go, who pursues of project excellence while respecting deadlines and budget. And an infuser of levity when things get too serious.
UX Solution Lead, Senior UX Designer @Aon Hewitt
Begun as a 4-month assignment as Sr UX Designer, this morphed into 24 months as UX Solution Lead, with salvage of a floundering re-design (Your Spending Account). Guided designers, writers and an offshore development team in requirements, visioning, prototyping, usability testing, sponsor negotiations, CX/accessibility/sponsor reviews and the governance process to create exemplary, top-testing products.
UX Architect, Designer, IA, PM @design-i
Consultant for Columbia University, Northwestern University, John Jay College, The MacArthur Foundation, The American Assembly, Operation Smile, etc. on complex, content-rich, interactive and historical-archival websites and web app projects, coordinating worldwide-distributed teams.
CEO, UX/Visual Designer, Digital/Marketing Strategist, PM @Cinewav
Led a video-on-demand start-up addressing the excess of cinematic content by leveraging premier film festivals as the optimal filtering tool, pursuing a relationship with the 90-plus% of festival filmmakers without a distribution outlet. Invited in at the concept stage, then guided the project to a Round 1 $250k investment, formulating marketing and distribution strategy, creating prototypes, and assisting in financial modeling.
Senior Web Designer @ Northwestern University, School of Education & Social Policy
Design/development of complex historical & academic websites, custom web apps, promotional material & University-wide interdisciplinary projects; and expansion of SOCiety to include digital portfolios, profile engine, news center, accreditation functionality, etc.
Webmaster, Designer @ Northwestern University, School of Communication
Design and production of digital and print promotional content for the School, its departments, and research; architected a custom CMS, SOCiety, deployed across multilple schools and institutes; oversaw the management of dozens of websites for faculty, staff and researchers.
Senior Interactive Art Director @ Frankel & Company
Art direction and design of website and microsite projects for Tropicana, Target and Visa; and—in the nascient period of corporate web presence—coordination of print/web brand identity.
Web/Interactive Designer, Flash, Animator, Illustrator @ Aquent, Digital People, E-Staff, Randstad
Clients: Rand McNally, DDB Worldwide, Smith Bucklin & Associates, Neology, McGraw-Hill, Argonne National Laboratory, Giant Step, Quantum Leap, LeapNet, United Airlines, etc.
MS, Computer Information Systems
Northwestern University (incomplete)
BS, Architectural Studies
University of Illinois (with honors, Bronze Tablet)