About

What makes me tick

Back in 8th grade, I watched a video in science about an archaeological dig. An anthropologist was able to look at some skeletal remains and tell the age, affluence, gender, and more about who that person used to be. After she described how she was able to determine these things, I was hooked! That same passion for anthropology translates when I design a website or interface. I have spent quite a bit of my life wondering why people do the things they do. At the beginning of each project, I spend time figuring out what site organization makes the most sense for the user, while also using my design sense to focus on the areas the client wants to highlight.


Skills

Languages: HTML, CSS, JavaScript/jQuery, some PHP

Web: WordPress, SharePoint, Joomla, Bootstrap, Nintex workflows & forms, Adobe Contribute, SEO, and responsive design

Design: Complete Adobe CC (including Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Dreamweaver, Flash, and more), Adobe XD, Balsamiq, UXPin

3D: Maya, Cinema4D, Blender

Video: Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere, DVD Studio Pro, Adobe After Effects, Camtasia, Compressor, Vegas Video

Audio: Digital Performer, Sound Forge, Audacity, GarageBand

Other: Microsoft Office (including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio, Publisher, Access), iWork (Pages, Numbers, Keynote), Basecamp, Trello, VSTS/Azure DevOps, KnowledgePresenter (eLearning), Omnivex Moxie (digital signage)


Recent Experience

LinkedIn profile PDF of resume Employment timeline

TxDOT

Contract UI/UX Lead  | Sample work

October 2018 – Current

  • Recently took on role of lead, working to incorporate the duties of our UI Developer
  • Updating Standards libraries
  • Build prototypes and comps in Adobe XD and UXPin within Agile environment to replace legacy applications for TxDOT
  • Create interactive prototypes to aid design to development handoff
  • Build comps and prototypes through iterative design process
  • Work with functional and enabler stories within VSTS/Azure DevOps

FERMILAB

UI/UX Designer & Developer | Sample work

September 2015 – October 2018

  • Update content and customize WordPress sites for departments; organize site structure based on usability best practices; provide WordPress training
  • Provide support for SharePoint sites; edit content, customize the sites, provide training; utilize Nintex workflows and forms
  • Update website content using HTML & CSS; includes image and media editing
  • Develop custom solution to work with SharePoint forms using Javascript/jQuery
  • Create WordPress plugin to connect with SharePoint REST API
  • Design layouts for digital signage, deploy layouts, as well as troubleshoot issues with the signs

AVMA

Contract Digital Designer | Sample work

June 2016 – Dec 2016

  • Collaborate with UX Designer to create page layouts using HTML5, CSS3, and JS & JQuery
  • Extend branding redesign for digital space; develop and implement styles and web fonts
  • Edit photos, create graphics, and utilize CSS font icon library for web content
  • Work in SharePoint environment using SharePoint Designer
  • Create digital style guide and pattern library

NXP

Contract Web Designer/UI DesignerSample work

June 2014 – Sept 2016

  • Design user interfaces for website and internal apps
  • Create mockups of page layouts, site navigation, and features
  • Provide direction for developers utilizing browser dev tools
  • Design web banners and animated gifs/flash ads
  • Develop HTML templates; also using JavaScript
  • Photo editing and illustration creation for diagrams and icons for web and for print collateral

FREELANCE WORK

Designer for video, web and print | Sample work

July 2008 – August 2014

  • Designed logos, marketing materials, signage, t-shirt graphics, and packaging
  • Edited videos, interactive DVD menus, and animations for presentations
  • Designed and coded websites for different markets
  • Photo editing

See full timeline of employment | Resume | LinkedIn profile


Education

COLLIN COLLEGE

3D Entertainment Animation/Interactive Media – Associate of Applied Science Spring 2005

Liberal Arts – Associate of Arts Fall 2004

RECENT TRAINING
Codecademy

Learn SASS 2018

Learn JavaScript 2017

 

three.js

(WebGL framework for 3D on the web to create VR/AR sites/pages)

Working through documentation and tutorials to utilize my 3D skills on the web

About was last modified: October 21st, 2019 by admin