Background

Professional Experience

Bloomberg, L.P. New York City, NY

INTERACTION DESIGNER 2015-present

Boost Creative Cape Coral, Florida

HEAD OF WEB DEVELOPMENT, SENIOR GRAPHIC DESIGNER 2009-2014

I managed all web-based projects along with the workflow and development of a Jr. Developer and Jr. Designer. I designed layouts and user interfaces for websites. I was responsible for developing sites by hand coding CSS layouts and javascript, custom CMS themes (Wordpress), and more. Created print advertisements, ad campaigns, and collateral. I worked directly with clients and quoted projects.

Key Accomplishment: Expanded web development offerings by agency to 40% of total business, from a previous mark of 5%.


Lehigh Photo Service Lehigh Acres, Florida

GRAPHIC DESIGNER, PROJECT MANAGER, IT MANAGER 2007-2009

I constructed mobile computer systems for printing photographs on-site at sports tournaments, focusing on speed and efficiency. I managed employees, e-commerce sales, and all aspects of events from start to finish. Handled all Graphic Design and Marketing requests.

Key Accomplishment: I independently handled the agreement, setup, and execution of the 2009 Division III Track & Field Finals over a six month period, the highest grossing event (sales) of that year.

Education

Masters of Human Computer Interaction

CARNEGIE MELLON UNIVERSITY August 2015 QPA: 3.96

Key Projects:


Bachelors of Fine Arts

MARYLAND INSTITUTE COLLEGE OF ART May 2005
 
Specializations
UX Design

As a masters student at the Human Computer Interaction Institute at Carnegie Mellon University, I'm well versed in the HCI methods of UX design. UX Research drives everything I do, lending to design solutions formed with methods such as competititive analysis, storyboards, personas, wireframes, user testing, rapid prototyping, and more.

Visual Design

I earned a Bachelors of Fine Arts from the Maryland Institute, College of Art which led to a strong understanding of visual design concepts. I worked at Boost Creative, a creative shop in Southwest Florida, for five years as a web designer, interactive designer, print designer, and photographer servicing a wide variety of clients.

Project Management

At Boost Creative, my role as the head of web development required me to manage the workflow of 1-2 direct reports. As a graduate student at Carnegie Mellon, I've assumed the role of project manager for multiple asssignments, including my capstone project which is working with Bloomberg News.

Web Development

I have an advanced knowledge of HTML, CSS, and other front-end development languages. I enjoy creating websites from scratch, utilizing PHP, Javascript, and Jquery. I'm quite adept with content management systems, particularly Wordpress. Responsive design and mobile development are also key strengths.

 
 



Technical Skills
Adobe Creative Suite   •   Photoshop   •   Bridge   •   InDesign   •   Illustrator   •   Fireworks   •   Dreamweaver   •   Lightroom   •   Flash   •   CSS   •   CSS3   •   HTML   •   HTML5   •   XML   •   JQuery   •   Javascript   •   Wordpress   •   Gooogle Analytics   •   Webmaster Tools   •   OmniGraffle   •   Basalmiq   •   Final Cut Pro