Oct 2019 – Present
UX lead and system designer for Buoyant Cloud, which automatically keeps the Linkerd control plane and data plane up to date with the latest versions, handles installs, trust anchor rotation, and continuously monitors the health of your Linkerd deployments to proactively send alerts about potential issues before they escalate.
Senior UX Manager
Feb 2015 – Oct 2019
Led UX for Minted Wedding Websites, along with other online tools and growth initiatives. Architect and design lead of the Minted Component Library. While at Minted, I learned to carefully balance user needs and business goals to create products that are loved by their customers.
April 2013 – July 2015
Co-founded Hitched Up: the easiest, fastest way to build your wedding RSVP site. Hitched Up was acquired by Minted in 2015.
Associate Creative Director
Dec 2011 – Feb 2015
Led design for Destination Hotels, South Dakota Tourism, Visit KC, Enterprise, Sixt, Davenport Hotel Collection, UDR, Dolce Hotels and Resorts, and Surf or Sound. Responsibilities include developing UX requirements and workflow, project planning, creative direction, interface design, and illustration.
Interactive Creative Director
Sep 2009 – Dec 2011
Led design and development for Borden Cheese, WKC Restaurants (McCoy's, Foundry, Beer Kitchen), and Dispatch Music. Designed and developed promotional websites for Strange Music. Responsibilities included creative direction, interface design, front-end development, PHP development, illustration, and photography.
Sr. Interactive Art Director
Nov 2004 – Sep 2009
Led design for Elbow Chocolates, Kansas City Performing Arts Center, Kansas City Repertory Theatre, Kasil Jeans. Designed and developed promotional websites for McDonald's, Ruby Tuesday, Ubisoft and Walmart. Responsibilities included art direction, interface design, Flash development, and front-end development.
lookandfeel New Media
Sr. Art Director
Feb 2000 – Nov 2004
Led design and front-end development for Lee Jeans. Designed and developed promotional websites for Kodak, Duncan Toys, Kansas City Symphony. Responsibilities included art direction, interface design, Flash development, front-end development, and illustration.