I’m a UX designer and front-end developer with over 15 years of enterprise experience. I love creating beautiful, usable applications, websites, and design systems.
I’ve lived in Upstate New York my whole life. I’m an MFA graduate of Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD), in addition to receiving my undergraduate degree from SUNY Poly.
I began as an undergraduate studying to be a print designer, but transitioned into interactive design. After college, I began working for a major aerospace contractor. During that time I added a love for code and the emerging UX discipline to my skillset.
I eventually pursued digital work in my own independent studio: Positive Space LLC.
Our in-house design and development team set out to create a unified visual language for AmeriCU’s internal and external apps and websites. After research, design, and development, we deployed this system to overwhelmingly positive feedback.
Roles: User Researcher, Visual Designer, Front-end Developer
We successfully redesigned a new website for Rochester-based non-profit Healthy Baby Network (HBN). Through the redesign we applied a new responsive look-and-feel consistent with their new branding and redesigned information architecture.
Roles: User Researcher, Information Architect, Visual Designer, Front-end/Back-end Developer
Adobe needed a website and identity system expedited for its yearly Inspirational Master Class Conference. After research and creating an identity, I designed and developed a single page scrolling site for users to learn more about the conference and sign up.
Roles: Identity Designer, Visual Designer, Front-End Developer
I have often encountered designers who have wanted to move from print design to UX design. However, the transition from static, traditional graphic design to a more human centered and technology-driven approach is often difficult. In this project, I sought to create a tool to ease this transition.
Role: Visual Designer
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