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Education

Parsons The New School for Design

Master of Fine Arts, Design and Technology

 

University of California, Berkeley

Bachelor of Arts, Psychology and Linguistics


Work Experience

 

Director of Portfolio Design Strategy

Nasdaq

September 2016 to Present

  • Partner with commercial and development leaders to define, scope, and execute multi-product integration and new product development
  • Manage and mentor junior and mid-career designers, including generalists and specialists
  • Lead customer research campaigns, facilitating interviews and workshops with senior leaders of companies
  • Evangelize design process to internal senior executives
  • Represent Nasdaq at industry conferences (National Investor Relations Institute) and internal events (Organizational Sales Kick Off)

 

Senior PRODUCT DESIGNER

Nasdaq

March 2015 - September 2016

  • Led design team to conduct research, synthesize findings, communicate product strategy, and execute high fidelity design recommendations.
  • Facilitated design critiques with design and non-design stakeholders
  • Interviewed and hired 10 new designers
  • Earned 6 “Display screen or portion thereof with [animated] graphical user interface” patents

 

PRODUCT DESIGNEr

Nasdaq

February 2012 - March 2015

New York, NY

  • Designed, prototyped, and implemented front-end UX proposals in HTML/CSS/JavaScript, Sketch, InVision, and Adobe Creative Suite.
  • Evaluated legacy product offerings for better interface and interaction opportunities.
  • Identified opportunities to increase efficiency via reuse, establishing and maintaining UI guidelines and front-end pattern library

 

TEACHING FELLOW

The New School

New York, NY  August 2011

Developed Introduction to the Processing Programming Language course curriculum with a team of seven teachers for the Parsons MFA D+T Bootcamp. Implemented curriculum through daily lessons which spanned fifteen 2.5 hour classes over three weeks.

 

FRONT-END ENGINEERING INTERN

Simple (Formerly BankSimple) 

New York, NY  May 2011 to July 2011

Worked with Research Director to design and develop internal analytics tool and internal press archive. Designed landing pages and developed strategy for multivariate user testing. Skills: HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript (jQuery, MooTools, custom), Ruby on Rails

 

INTERACTIVE INTERN

New York Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC)

New York, NY  January 2011 to May 2011

Updated content on internal and external company websites and managed microsites. Compiled marketing assets to develop an interactive display and experience of company projects. Skills: HTML, CSS, JavaScript (jQuery, MooTools, custom)


Speaking Engagements, Awards & Honors

WHAT’S YOUR PROBLEM?

Prototypes, Process, and Play, Chicago, IL, August 2017

Asbury Agile, Asbury Park, NJ, October 2014

Forge Conference, Philadephia, PA, September 2014

Information Architecture (IA) Summit, San Diego, CA, March 2014

Agile, Nashville, TN, August 2013 (Mo’ Solutions, Mo’ Problems)

 

SHOULD DESIGNERS CODE?

WebVisions NYC, New York, NY, April 2014

 

LAZY BYTES REMOTE REDESIGN

(sponsored by EPFL+ECAL Lab in partnership with ENSCI-Les Ateliers, Royal College of Art, and Parsons The New School for Design)

Project selected for exhibition and commercialization, 2012

 

#FEED Interactive Art Exhibition

(sponsored by Samsung Mob!le and Twitter)

Featured Artist, Austin, TX, 2012