Designer based in New York, specializing in UX and visual design. I’m interested in designing products that help businesses, government, and individuals do what they do better, faster, and more easily.

Professional experience

Freelance Design

UX/UI design, creative direction, branding, illustration, and design consulting. Clients include the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Guggenheim, Google, and adamsandler.com.

Freelance Designer

Blue State Digital, 2013-Current

Lead Web Designer & Creative Direction

Jack Spade, 2012-2013

I was asked by Jack Spade to redesign their website, including the mobile and Surplus Sale sites. I provided creative direction, UX/UI and production design, and served as the primary liaison between the developers, e-commerce, and creative teams during the redesign and replatforming process. In addition to the visual redesign, I focused on rethinking the shopping and checkout experience. I also worked with the in-house creative team to develop new product image and creative guidelines and to flesh out the brand's blog, and I was the primary tester during user acceptance testing, soft launch, and post-launch.

Web Design

Point Five Design, 2012

I worked with the great team at Point Five Design to redesign the Harper’s Magazine website. I assisted with the overall visual design and provided UX/UI and production design for the second-oldest continually published monthly magazine in the U.S. and its 100+ year old archive.

Mobile Design

Office of Jeff, 2012

I had the amazing opportunity to work with Office of Jeff on a series of exhibition guide apps for the 2012 Whitney Biennial and several exhibitions at The Guggenheim. I collaborated on wireframing, information architecture, and overall visual design, and provided UX/UI and production design for the apps.

Publication Design & Creative Direction

Rhode Island School of Design, 2010-2011

I redesigned the lookbook of the Division of Architecture and Design at RISD, featuring the work of students, studio courses, and alumni. I provided creative direction, layout design, edited images and text, and managed interns and a staffing transition.

Communications Manager

OCA, 2007-2008

I provided creative direction for a national civil rights organization. I oversaw a national rebranding campaign, and developed and executed internal and external communications strategies for over 30 member chapters nationwide. I provided art direction, design, and production of all creative materials, including redesigning and producing the organization's semi-annual magazine. I was also responsible for editorial direction and editing content for the magazine.

Education

Rhode Island School of Design, Providence RI

2008-2011

Master of Fine Arts with honors, Graphic Design.

Corcoran School of Art, Washington DC

2007

Non-degree classes, Graphic Design and Digital Media.

Brown University, Providence RI

1999-2003

Bachelor of Arts, International Relations.

Other Skills & Interests

Editing, copywriting, illustration, photography, public speaking, front-end development, tennis, mixology. On occasion, I Twit, Tumble, and Instagram.

Featured in

Best of New England Award, AIGA, 2012.

Featured: 2011 RISD Graphic Design MFA Thesis Show.

Print Magazine Regional Design Annual, 2012.

Featured: 2011 RISD Graphic Design MFA Thesis Show.

Questions/Questions, Manystuff, 2012.

Featured: 2011 RISD Graphic Design MFA Thesis Show.

Quipsologies: Vol.55 | No. 38, Underconsideration, 11 July 2011.

Featured: Patriots R Us.

Fresh Blood, AIGA New York, 7 June 2011.

Presentation of MFA thesis.

Quipsologies: Vol. 53 | No. 99, Underconsideration, 19 May 2011.

Featured: 2011 RISD Graphic Design MFA Thesis Show.

Students to Watch 2011, Graphic Design USA, January 2011.

Personal profile.

References

Available upon request.