ABOUT

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As a detail oriented individual with a passion for excellence, I am adept at listening to client’s needs, then analyzing and implementing the best designed solution. While maintaining focus on business goals I never lose sight of designing a maximized user experience. I have a go-getter personality and thrive with any challenge, always in search for ways to improve. I observe the world through the lens of a designer, seeking opportunity for research and improvement whenever and wherever possible. I apply knowledge, research and experience into user centered design to enhance usability and overall user satisfaction.

SKILLS

  • User Experience Design 95%
  • User Interface Design 70%
  • User Research 80%
  • Web / Software Usability 95%
  • Mobile / Tablet Usability 70%
  • HTML / CSS 30%
  • Axure RP Pro / InVision / Sketch 95%
  • Rapid Prototyping 85%
  • Accessibility / JAWS 60%
  • Data Visualization 70%
  • Adobe Creative Suite 60%
  • Agile Methodologies 90%

PROCESS

  1. Plan

    Define user requirements and analyze competition

  2. Design

    Design wireframes, interaction sequence and navigation

  3. Prototype

    Create and test dynamic prototypes for usability

  4. Review

    Review designs with customers

  5. Repeat

    Iteration to refine design idea into a compelling recommendation

RESUME

  • Work
  • The Walt Disney Studios

    Senior User Experience Designer

    Working on a team to transform user experience for Disney employees and “bring the magic inside. ” Responsible for bringing the business strategy to life through enterprise product solutions. Defined UX strategy, platform specific designs, interactive prototypes, research and testing for Residuals Payment System and the content management system for Disney music group.

    January 2017 - Present
  • McGraw-Hill Education

    User Experience Designer

    Responsible for solving interface design problems, creating intuitive designs and enhancing user experience for all web-based products used in K-12, higher education, and consumer markets. Lead usability tests incorporated with rapid prototyping to validate concepts. Design lead who worked with product managers, UX managers, UX designers, researchers, and developers.

    November 2011 - December 2016
  • Extron Electronics

    Interaction Designer

    Defined software requirements, behaviors, and workflows for video appliance configuration software. Created interactive wireframes and conduct usability tests using the interactive wireframes.

    June 2011 - November 2013
  • Styled Wheels

    Co-Owner

    Ran everyday business activities, sought out new advertisement opportunities and designed them, designed logo, new ideas f or products, and the website.

    MARCH 2013 - AUGUST 2014
  • User Centric, Inc.

    User Experience Analyst

    Pinpointed problems and gathered insights on how to mediate the complications of several different technological devices. Facilitated focus groups and conducted usability tests.

    MAY 2010 - AUGUST 2010
  • education
  • Master of Arts in Psychology

    California State University, Northridge

    Option: Human Factors

    2009 - 2011
  • Bechelor of Arts in Psychology

    Califronia State University, Chico

    Minor: Child Development

    2005 - 2009

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