Sr. User Experience Architect with experience in device-independent, Agile/Lean UX teams, advanced design systems, research and product strategy. Subject matter expertise in various industries, primarily human capital management, artificial intelligence, and social engagement.


Experience

Paylocity
Sr. UX Architect – Nov 2015 - Present

Architect and Researcher, with a body of work that covers numerous parts of the SaaS portfolio across all devices. Advanced design systems, including mobile. Lean/Agile environment. Numerous simultaneous products and teams. Facilitates cross-team sessions/workshops. Executive presentations on design direction and research findings.

 

Deere & Company
Sr. UX Architect – Jul 2014 - Nov. 2015

Principal designer for Deere.com and consumer web apps. Worked with various global divisions and teams. Visual design, design systems, information architecture. Conducted user research and interviews. Led multi-day workshops with global stakeholders to build team consensus.

 

Sears Holdings
Sr. UX Architect – Feb. 2013 - July 2014

E-Commerce UX for Sears Home Services and Sears.com; responsive, mobile-first; scheduling and checkout experiences. Presentation and facilitation with executive stakeholders. Prototypes for research team.

 

IBM Watson Health (fmr. Merge Healthcare)
Visual Design Manager – May 2012 - Feb. 2013

Hybrid UX and Marketing. UI Director and Designer. Staffed and directed designers, leading a team to redesign core portfolio assets. Marketing campaigns, including print, web, motion, trade shows, and sales office.

 

National Academy of Sports Medicine
Visual Design Lead – Sep 2009 - May 2012

Brand strategy and art direction for a fitness certification company. Marketing and e-commerce campaigns and promotions. Re-branded product portfoio. Increased E-Commerce performance by 75%+ YoY.

 

Culture22
Visual Designer – Sep. 2008 - July 2009
 

Tanagram Partners
Visual Designer – May 2008 - Aug. 2008
 

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
For Admissions and Records, Daily Illini, Freelance
February 2006 - May 2008

Projects

Eviary
Feb. 2013 - Present

My first entry into human capital management, I conceived a business model that matched businesses with creative talent, in competition with 99Designs and Upwork. I designed end-to-end journeys of both the customer and client. I developed the business model, worked out the algorithms, researched user stories, designed site architecture, site/functional req’s, the matching system's outline and formulas, design system, branding, business pitch, etc. I competed for startup money and pitched to investors. The concept evolves and changes as I can spare the time.

Skillsets

SOFTWARE

  • Adobe CS 

  • Sketch

  • Invision/Craft

  • Axure 

  • Remote Tools

  • Lookback / Aurelius

UX

  • Design Systems

  • Prototyping

  • Storyboarding

  • Journey Mapping

  • Personas

  • Documentation

  • Tracking & Management

 INTERESTS

  • HCM

  • Company Engagement

  • The “Remote Workplace”

  • Artificial Intelligence / ML

  • Conversational UI

  • Motion Design

  • UX-as-Brand

  • AI x UX as Concept

  • “Lateral Design”

  • Typography

DEVELOPMENT

  • XHTML/CSS3

  • Basic Javascript

  • Basic J-Query

  • Bootstrap

  • Wordpress

  • Lean / Agile

DEVELOPMENT

  • User Testing

  • Interviews

  • Competitive Analysis

    Analytics/Metrics

  • Dot Voting

  • Card Sorting

  • Contextual Inquiry

Education

B.F.A Graphic Design, 2008
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign