General info
Product Design Leader
Denver, CO
Product Designer with a background in user experience design, information architecture, user interface design, graphic design, and user testing. Advocate for collaboration, design thinking, and an iterative design process.
Santa Barbara, CA (Remote)
Mar 2022 - Present
Senior Product Designer
Lead product designer for a small design team. Working to bring the HG Insights data to customer sales and marketing teams that require a more user-friendly way of visualizing and understanding that data. Helping bring a product design methodology to the company and build a product design team.
Coppell, TX (Remote)
Dec 2020 - Mar 2022
Senior UX Product Designer
Lead UX Designer for internal mortgage application processing. Helping to redefine portions of the software to be reusable across all software platforms. User research through user observations, moderated and unmoderated user tests, and employee surveys. Using metrics to inform product management on features that will impact processing applications more efficiently.
Denver, CO (Remote)
Jul 2016 - Nov 2020
User Experience Consultant
Freelance UX consulting for agencies, marketing firms, and development shops. Functional areas of expertise include User Experience (UX) Design, User Interface (UI) Design, Information Architecture (IA), Wireframing, Prototyping, User Testing, Usability Research, User Journey Maps, Process Flow Design, User Personas, Requirements Gathering, and Competitive Analysis.
Boulder, CO
Apr 2015 - Jul 2016
Advisory UX Designer
Pitney Bowes
Lead UX Designer on the Customer Engagement Suite. Promoting the user experience and evangelizing user-centric design to a multinational company transitioning from manufacturing to software. Communicating intent and demonstrating clickable prototypes were key in helping all levels of management and engineering keep focus on outcomes.
Denver, CO
Oct 2013 - Apr 2015
Lead UX Product Designer
Lead UX Designer for the main business-to-business (B2B) shopping experience as well as brand new procurement software suite. All designs are responsive to fit the right screen experience. Use information gathered from analytics, remote user testing and remote a/b tests to inform future design decisions.
Denver, CO
Jun 2009 - Oct 2013
Senior UX Design Manager
Pearson North America
Manager of the Denver UX team of UX designers, UX researchers, and a Visual Designer. UX Lead on platform initiatives including the main SaaS learning-management software and mobile applications. Agile UX design practice with planning, prototyping, design and testing in faster sprints with focus on iteration.

Prior positions held during my tenure at Pearson North America:

• Senior UX Designer (manager of a small UX team)
• UX Designer
Denver, CO
Aug 2006 - Oct 2008
Information Architect
Janus Capital Group
Drove strategy and implementation of enhanced company intranet. Led usability tests and created revolutionary method for quickly accessing company forms and applications. Designed flexible and powerful solutions for marketing initiatives.
Denver, CO
Jul 2005 - Jul 2006
Information Architect / Senior Web Designer
Web and User Experience design for a local Denver-based agency. Identified solutions by analyzing client competition, reporting findings, designing taxonomy, and creating wireframes and prototypes. Coded standards-compliant HTML/CSS.
Centennial, CO
Apr 2003 - Jul 2005
Multimedia Graphic Designer
Shaw Environmental, Inc.
Advanced usability of company’s public Web site through revamped graphic design, information architecture, and CSS-based page layout. Built interactive Flash interfaces for promotional materials presented in CD format. Designed public-facing web sites for remediation projects.
Denver, CO
Jul 2000 - Oct 2002
Web Designer I
Qwest Interactive
Designed and implemented web sites and web applications in a consulting agency division of Qwest. Discovered the value of information architecture witnessing my first user test in Qwest’s Human Factors Engineering lab. This became my career goal. 
Greeley, CO
Aug 1993 - Jun 1996
Some College
University of Northern Colorado
Business Administration with an emphasis in Marketing
Additional Experience
Before Web Design
I began my graphic design career in print where I learned valuable typography and layout rules which help me in creating better user experiences. My progression from print production to user experience design has been natural and evolutionary.
Software and Languages
Currently using Figma, UserZoom, Amplitude, and Balsamiq Cloud. For the last several years I’ve used a combination of Sketch, Invision, Affinity Designer,, Optimizely, OmniGraffle, and Google Analytics. Previous software and languages include Adobe Creative Cloud, HTML, and CSS.
Product Designer with a background in user experience design, information architecture, user interface design, graphic design, and user testing. Advocate for collaboration, design thinking, and an iterative design process.
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