Resume

Skills

Software

Figma, Sketch, Invision, Axure, Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop

Languages

HTML, CSS, JS, PHP

Industry

Wireframes, Mockups, Prototypes, Best Practice Research, Competitive Analysis, User Research, Usability Testing, Agile Development

Experience

UX Designer

Zapproved | September 2019 – Present

Defines and conducts user research initiatives to validate design decisions and inform product development strategy

Partners with Product Management and Engineering to support the full product development lifecycle through research, design, and development

Supports multiple scrum teams simultaneously in various stages of development on their respective products

Creates wireframes, high-fidelity mockups, and prototypes to ensure alignment between Product Management, Engineering, and stakeholders

UX/UI Designer

Orchestra Software | April 2019 – July 2019

Defined UX processes and started foundational research and planning for a new product

Conducted user interviews to understand customer needs and define key
user personas

User Interface Architect

U.S. Bank | October 2018 – April 2019

Designed user flows, high-fidelity mockups, and prototypes for new and existing features

Analyzed user flows and provided recommendations for optimizing the user experience

Advocated for user experience best practices both within the design team
and across the company

Collaborated with diverse groups of stakeholders to define project requirements and defend design decisions

UX/UI Designer

Hayneedle | September 2015 – September 2018

Collaborated with cross-functional scrum teams to design user experiences that met both user goals and business needs

Established and promoted design guidelines and standards as well as UX best practices

Managed the full lifecycle of projects from research and creating wireframes and user flows, to high-fidelity mockups, and design specs for implementation

Created production ready HTML and CSS assets for customer-facing ecommerce site

Assisted in creating functional prototypes and facilitating usability tests

Graphic Designer/Web Developer

Premier Countertops | August 2014 – September 2015

Managed design and development projects independently, from research and building proofs of concept, to developing customer-facing websites

Served as the sole designer and developer for the company

Media Technology/Media Graphics Intern

Union Pacific | October 2013 – August 2014

Created visual graphics for large external audiences as well as for internal use

Ensured new designs followed corporate brand standards

Web/App Design Intern

iGroup Creative | May 2013 – August 2013

Owned projects from initial designs to completed development for both web and print

Managed client interactions independently

Design Intern

Votertide | May 2012 – November 2012

Sharpened web design skills, while also preparing mockups and presentations for potential partners and managing social media campaigns

Education

Creighton University

May 2014, summa cum laude
BA: Graphic Design, BS: Digital Design and Development
Minor: Studio Art

Other

UX Certificate – Interaction Design

Nielsen Norman Group

Director of Social Media

AIGA Nebraska | August 2016 – August 2018