Senior Staff Product Designer
Twitter | San Francisco, CA | May. ’22 – Jan. '23
Director-level IC for the core of Twitter. Rapidly took on a range of large, complex projects driving through leadership & execution with positive metrics impact. Drove & executed on the largest Twitter surfaces; Home, Tweets, & Tweet Details; through vast usability improvements, mental-model mapping, conceptual changes, & design operations via project tracking, design reviews, & critiques.
True | San Francisco, CA | May. ’20 – Oct. ’20
Head of Design for a social-media startup. Grew the design team to 6+ designers. Responsible for overall strategy, vision, & execution across all platforms. Implemented organizational changes & created new processes for efficiency & predictability. Proactively led product and design teams to a 6-month lead time for new products, features, & innovations, successfully closing the gap with engineering teams. trytrue.com
Director, UX & Design
Ancestry | San Francisco, CA | Oct. ’16 – Feb ’20
Designer Leader for Ancestry DNA. Led & directed 30+ team members spanning 5 pillars across 2 offices. Fostered & grew a culture of innovation through reviews, critique, & empowerment. Collaborated with cross-functional partners & executive leaders to bring forward a vision & direction for product improvements & 0-1 new products..
Idean (now Frog) | San Francisco, CA | Mar. ’15 – July ’16
Design Lead for multiple teams on multiple client projects. Managed a team of six interns and three designers. Served as the Design Lead for a new consumer product for a large action camera company, working for 1.5 years to bring the product to market. Designed a multi-user/size/input hardware/software experience which helps teams work together better both remotely and colocated in the same space.
Stimulant | San Francisco, CA | Oct. ’12 – Feb. ’14
I designed the MOHAI Launchpad for the Bezos Center for Innovation, the digital experiences for the Reunion Tower in Dallas, Tx, the Intel Ultrabook Exhibit in the Intel Museum, a creative drawing application for large tablets for Samsung’s PIT group, and more. I designed for uncommon computing through collaboration, experimentation, prototyping, and iteration with clients, engineers, and product teams.
Punchcut | San Francisco, CA | May ’11 – Oct. ’12
At Punchcut I designed a watch-battery powered smart watch, music applications, communication applications, and e-commerce applications for Fortune 500 companies, corporations, and start-ups. I designed mobile experiences for smart phones, tablets, and TVs. Delivered artifacts from sketches and prototypes, to full annotated wireframe documents.
User Experience Designer
Mozilla | Mountain View, CA | May ’10 – Aug. ’10
Designed and prototyped Firefox Home Tab. Researched and presented perceived performance for the Firefox startup process.
Web Design & Developer
I.U. Communications | Bloomington, IN | Jan. ’09 – Aug. ’09
Designed and prototyped a campus-wide emergency system for IU. Created front-end code for multiple websites. Critiqued and implemented improvements to current websites.
Technical Intern of Design
Cerner | Kansas City MO | June ’08 – Aug. ’08
Prototyped and tested designs for a hospital education administration system. Designed patient focused entertainment and education system.
Web Design & Developer
I.U. Alumni Association | Bloomington, IN | Aug. ’06 – May ’08
Responsible for the creation, maintenance, and coding of 13,500 pages, 85 sites. Wrote web code in multiple languages.
M. S. Human Computer Interaction Design
B. S. Informatics