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UX Designer  — 7 Cups |  Aug 2018 – Present

  • Lead and own the user-centered design practice
  • Define UX practice within an Agile environment
  • Infuse design-thinking throughout the company
  • Analyze user feedback and activity
  • Develop personas and scenarios
  • Define user journeys and story mapping<
  • Create wireframes, storyboards, sitemaps, screen flows, and prototypes
  • Contribute content for brand messaging
  • Collaborate with engineering, community, and research teams

Senior UX Designer / Developer — Thermo Fisher Scientific |  Mar 2014 – August 2018

  • Currently responsible for the eCommerce Cart Page on both fishersci.com and thermofisher.com
  • Research user activity, conduct experiments, develop informed guidelines, and author reports
  • Author requirements, wireframes, and high-fidelity prototypes
  • Facilitate brainstorming sessions with product owners, developers, and business analysts

Senior Software Engineer — Digitaria (now Mirum / JWT)  |  Jul 2013 – Mar 2014

  • Produced custom front-end themes for agency clients
  • Engineered back-end modules to enhance functionality
  • Produced within textbook Agile environment 

Web Applications Engineer — Bravo! @ NBC/Universal  |  Sep 2011 – Oct 2012

  • Designed, developed and implemented gamification experience across bravo.com
  • Produced and maintained pages for series initiatives
  • Provided live “call-to-action” support throughout broadcast seasons

Evangelist — Drupal Connect | Jan 2011 – Aug 2011

  • Promoted and advocated the Drupal project
  • Researched, discovered, and built opportunities for the company
  • Designed and developed front-end architecture

Senior Consultant — Northpoint Solutions | Sep 2011 – Jan 2011

  • Lead Front-end architect on more.com
  • Mentored junior developers

Lead Design Teacher —  Westwood College | Fall 2008 – Summer 2009

  • Taught classes in Intro Design, Photoshop, Web Design, 3D Animation, Flash
  • Taught Drawing and Art History

Flash / Front-End Developer — Sony Music Entertainment |  Aug 2008 – Sep 2010

  • Designed and developed front-end themes for label artists
  • Lead documentation effort

Artistic Director — Firmenich 

  • Managed artists within the Global Creative Marketing Studio
  • Co-creator of the Sensorium – the annual, experiential marketing installation
  • Designed and developed animated marketing tools in Director and Flash

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
  • UX Analytics Site Catalyst, HotJar, Optimizely, Synthesio, User Zoom
  • 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
  • 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

Evangelical

Public talks and open source contributions