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Resume

SUMMARY

Though I create beautiful visuals by trade, I step out from behind my monitor and take to the streets and get to know my audience. My passion for design drives me to continually expand my skill-set in order to create amazing user centered experiences.

EXPERIENCE

UXDI IMMERSIVE STUDENT
General Assembly | Chicago, Illinois |October 2015 – December 2015 
Utilized a hands on approach to improve user centered design methods, ideation, prototyping, visual design & information architecture. Developed a portfolio of a variety of individual and collaborative projects, including:

 

• BowTruss Coffee Company: Creation of digital solution to sell more cups of coffee.

 

• Chicago Symphony Orchestra: Designed a sister-site to current website to increase ticket sales.

 

• Toys Et Cetera: Redesigned the website and e-commerce experience to drive more online sales.
JR. GRAPHIC/ PRODUCTION ARTIST
William Frick & Company | Libertyville, Illinois | August 2013 – October 2015 
• Design, update and maintain company catalogs
• Design of ANSI signs and labels for various Fortune 500 companies.
• Design for a variety of different roll cab tool boxes.
• Design and layout print collateral
• Develop conceptual ideas with marketing department to produce product catalogs, email blasts and promotional materials.
• Uphold company branding guidelines and standards across various designs.
• Setting up designs to be output for production on various substrates and printers.
• Close vendor contact for production output.
• 3D printing for rapid prototyping.
PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT INTERN
Weitzmann Furniture | Chicago, Illinois | April 2013 – August 2013
• Ideation in various product categories: Dining Tables, Buffets, End tables, Coffee Tables, Chairs, etc.
• Quick low fidelity prototypes using cardboard, paper and wood
• Medium Fidelity Renderings utilizing Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop
• Rapid Prototyping using 3D CAD visualization (Rhino 3D & SolidWorks)

EDUCATION

GENERAL ASSEMBLY
UXDI Immersive | Chicago, Illinois | October 2015 – December 2015
COLUMBIA COLLEGE CHICAGO
Bachelors of Fine Arts: Product Design | Chicago, Illinois | September 2010 – December 2013

SOFTWARE

• Photoshop
• Illustrator
• InDesign
• Keynote
• Invision
 
 

METHODS

• Contextual Inquiry
• User Interviews
• Ethnography
• Affinity Mapping
 
 

AWARDS

3RD PLACE
Create to Construct O’Hare International Airport | Amenities Section | Spring 2013
2ND PLACE
Marbles Design Challenge | Desktop Fidget Toys | Fall 2012