My User Experience

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As a Senior UX Designer, I work to make your products efficient, effective, and effortless by
designing meaningful experiences that resonate with your users and align with your business strategy.

Lead UX Designer at 7 Cups 

Aug 2018 / Dec 2018

  • Homepage redesign created a +65 lift in conversion.
  • Ran over 200 Amplitude queries.
  • Conducted 9 colleague interviews and hosted 11 surveys to deliver 6 Personas.
  • Moderated 7 usability tests to produce 4 app design iterations.
  • Generated more than 400 wires and composites.

Senior UX Designer / Developer at Thermo Fisher Scientific

Mar 2014 / Aug 2018

  • UX Lead on flagship e-commerce carts with a combined yield of > 8m per day.
  • Analyzed and unified 358 disparate e-commerce tools across domain while simplifying user interface. Reduced production costs from > $30k per 60 days to < $500 per 3 days dev time.
  • UX lead on cloud app for global bench scientists to collaborate in the lab. Designed instrumental e-commerce integration which received a 300% adoption rate from user testing and influenced > $750k in funding.

Innovation Forecast Manager, Consultant

  • Guided global teams on effective practices for social media engagement and conversion.
  • Mined social media data pools to analyze trends and develop predictions for company products.
  • Produced interactive reports and static reports of findings and recommendations.

Web Applications Engineer (Front and Back End)

Bravo! @ NBC/Universal | Drupal Connect | NorthPoint SolutionsSony Music Entertainment

  • Engineered and committed production ready code within aggressive Agile sprints and Waterfall deadlines.
  • Designed and developed engaging front-end solutions that incorporated framework technologies and third-party solutions.
  • Mentored junior developers to ensure alignment.

Lead Instructor at Westwood College

  • Taught Studio Art, Photoshop, Web Design, 3D  Modeling, Drawing, Art History.
  • Mentor and advised students.

Artistic Director at Firmenich

  • Co-Creator of the “The Sensorium” – the annual interactive marketing installation
  • Lead visual artist on core-clients (Victoria’s Secret, LVMH, AVON, Estée Lauder brands) North America B2B Fragrance
  • Authored and programmed robust multimedia stories to support marketing and sales

Education

Not including the schools of hard knocks
Academic

  • New York Academy of Art, MFA, Painting
  • Art Students League of New York, Studio Painting
  • Allegheny College, BA, Fine Arts/Philosophy
  • University of Georgia, Summer Art Program in Cortona, Italy

Certifications

  • Nielsen Norman Group, UX Certified License 1010694
  • Fashion Institute of Technology, Certificate in Fragrance Marketing
  • Firmenich Perfumery, Certificate in Olfactive Training

Proficiency

Expertise I have aquired throughout my careers

Skills

  • Creative  Visual Storytelling, Abstract Expressionism, Creative Problem Solving
  • UX Strategy, Personas, Analytics, Wire-framing, Prototypes, Documentation, Usability Testing, Interaction Design
  • Development Design Patterns, Site Architecture, Information Design

 

Toolkits

  • UX Design AxurePro, OmnigrafflePro, Sketch, Zeplin, InVision, Abstract, HTML/JS prototypes, Flinto
  • UX Analytics Site Catalyst, HotJar, Optimizely, Synthesio, User Zoom, Amplitude, AirTable
  • Front-End HTML, CSS, JavaScript, D3.js, jQuery, AngularJS, BootStrap, Cordova, CSS, SASS, LESS, BrowserStack
  • Back-End PHP, iOS Swift, Python, MySQL, xCode, IntelliJ IDEA, Vagrant, SSL, SSH, GIT
  • Linux/osX VIM, BASH, server admin (Apache, Tomcat, Glassfish), Maven, Gradel, HomeBrew
  • Design Adobe Creative Cloud (Photoshop, Illustrator, Flash)
  • Project Management Jira, Confluence, ActiveCollab, BaseCamp, Agile, AHA!
  • Business MS Office 360, Apple (Keynote, Numbers, Pages)
  • Content Management Systems Drupal, WordPress, Adobe Experience Manager (AEM, formerly CQ)
  • Traditional Oil, Acrylic, Watercolor, Drafting, Portraiture, Landscape, Still-Life, Installation, Egg-Tempera

Contributions

Events I have had to honor to participate in
Speaking Engagements

  • 2018 Nerd Nite San Diego – Session on Painting and Hacking
  • 2013 Future Trends Symposium, LA – Session on how programming proficiency will become a necessary skill
  • 2011 Drupal Camp Key Note, Yale University – Talk on Ethics in Project Management
  • 2011 Design 4 Drupal, Prague – Presentation on theme layer initiatives
  • 2011 Design 4 Drupal, MIT – Presentation on theme layer initiatives
  • 2010 Design 4 Drupal, MIT – Session on UX Design Design Patterns
  • 2009 Design 4 Drupal, MIT – Sessions in the Beginning Themers track
  • 2009 Drupal Camp, NYC – Volunteer, ad hoc speaker
  • 2008 Drupal Camp, NYC – Afternoon session on Advanced Drupal Theming

Contributions

  • 2007 – 2013 Drupal Project – Themes, Modules, Documentation for the project
  • 2010 – 2013 Drupal Play Days – Creator, host and community organizer. Playdays now have a life of their own!
  • 2008 – 2013 Drupal NYC Meetup – “N00bie Table”– Creator and host. Come with questions, leave with expertise! 
  • 2008 – 2014 Drupal Camps – Contributor, guest speaker, torch-bearer