Experience

National Restaurant Association

User Experience Analyst   Chicago 2014-present
Responsible for prototyping, designing and building sites and applications optimized for user experience. Create sitemaps, user flow diagrams, wireframes and design specifications. Analyze user behaviors and goals. Work with design teams, business analysts, project managers and developers to ensure UX recommendations are prioritized and implemented into final products. 

 

Chicago Public Media | WBEZ 91.5fm 

User Experience Designer   Chicago 2011-2013
Responsible for user experience, information architecture, interactivity and visual design of all mobile and web properties. Created userflows, interactive prototypes and interface designs as part of an in-house Digital Product Development Team. Defined project goals, use cases and feature requirements. Researched and selected third-party products and API solutions. Developed front-end code and theme specifications.

Creative Director   Chicago 2006-2011
Responsible for development and implementation of the conceptual and visual direction of Chicago Public Media and its brands (WBEZ, This American Life, Sound Opinions and Vocalo). Oversaw and executed interdisciplinary design solutions for a variety of clients across all departments. 

 

Designkitchen 

Interactive Designer   Chicago 2006 
Responsible for digital concepts, web designs, Flash components and print collateral for a design agency.

 

A. Epstein and Sons International, Inc.

Designer   Chicago 2004-2006
Responsible for print, web and environmental experiences through the marketing department of a global architecture, engineering, construction and design firm. 

 

Coleman Partners

Designer   Chicago 2003-2004
Responsible for print and web designs for a small advertising/design agency.

 

 

 

 

Education

Rhode Island School of Design

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design
Providence 2000-2003

French language studies at Brown University   
Providence 2001

 

University of Michigan

Literature, Science and Arts Honors Program
Cognitive Science and Biopsychology studies   

Ann Arbor  1999-2000

 

Skills & Expertise

Adobe Creative Suite Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign
Axure RP Pro and other prototyping tools
User research, personas and flowcharts
Prototypes, wireframes, sitemaps and mockups
Responsive and adaptive design for multiple platforms
Git and SVN versioning systems
HTML5, CSS3 and Sass syntax
Javascript jQuery and other libraries
Drupal, Kentico and other Content Management Systems
BasecampPivotalTracker, SharePoint and other PM tools
QA Testing
Google Analytics and Google Tag Manager
Fusion Tables and other Google tools
Data visualization
Microsoft Office and Apple iWork
Print production
Printmaking silkscreen, lithography, gocco
Large-scale and environmental graphics

 

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