Experience

Association Management Center | Chicago, Illinois

User Experience Designer
April 2013 – September 2016

  • Conducted user research and usability testing for 12+ CMS based responsive websites
  • Produced site maps, work-flows, user stories and interactive wireframes to communicate architecture and user experience
  • Facilitated strategy and ideation workshops with stakeholders
  • Participated in a cross-disciplinary SCRUM team focused on e-commerce
  • Assisted clients with a sustainable content strategy for mobile and search engine optimization
  • Quarterly advised clients on content opportunities based on Google Analytics

See3 Communications | Chicago, Illinois

Web Project Management Associate
June 2012 – August 2012

  • Managed associate team timeline for cross-disciplinary web campaign for The Nature Conservancy of Illinois.
  • Executed web content inventory for Greater Chicago Food Depository annual report redesign.
  • Drafted user case flow for Daily DoGooder website, to aid in content strategy and site redesign.
  • Researched, wrote and designed social media white paper for Volunteers for America.

DePaul University | Chicago, Illinois

Graduate Assistant | Digital Storytelling
March 2012 – June 2012

  • Facilitated the production and use of digital stories, short videos that feature a story-driven autobiographical voiceover and personal photographs.
  • Edited video and audio for digital stories, to be used by the Chicago International Charter Schools as digital content for advocacy.

Education

DePaul University | Chicago, Illinois

Department of New Media Studies, 3.9 GPA
Masters of Art, November 2012

  • Interdisciplinary field that examines the production and consumption of cultural content through digital media.

Columbia College Chicago | Chicago, Illinois

Department of Graphic Design
Bachelors of Fine Arts, May 2004

  • Emphases in Visual Communication and Print Design.
  • Santa Reparata International School of Art. 2004 Summer Semester Abroad. 
Book and print making in Florence, Italy.

Skills

  • Agile Development
  • Audio Documentary
  • Business Model Generation
  • Card Sorting
  • Content Management
  • Content Strategy
  • Design Thinking
  • Digital Storytelling
  • Information Architecture
  • Human-Centered Design
  • New Media Theory
  • Presentation Design
  • Ideation Workshop Facilitation

Software

  • After Effects
  • Audition
  • Axure
  • Basecamp
  • CSS
  • Dreamweaver
  • Google Analytics
  • HTML
  • Illustrator
  • InDesign
  • Optimal Workshop
  • Premiere
  • WordPress