In September 2016, I joined as the newest UI/UX Designer on Twitch's Discover & Watch Design team. In my first week, I was already fixing UI issues and brushing off my Git skills. I'm excited about the unique opportunities to improve the experience for people to find and engage with Twitch's stellar game and creative content. Check out my design stream (streaming live on the weekend).
I joined Yahoo in 2015, as part of the BrightRoll acquisition. As part of the integration process, I took on the design lead role for the unified Demand Side Platform (DSP), where I've been playing leader, researcher, mentor, cheerleader, prototyper, canary, recruiter, and more to help the team move the design vision for the unified platform forward.
I joined BrightRoll in 2013, where I worked with a team of UX design generalists, product managers, eng managers, and engineers to deliver features for the award-winning BrightRoll console (a video-advertising-focused demand side platform). In 2015, BrightRoll was acquired by Yahoo for $640 million.
In my two years as a UX Designer/Product Manager at UserTesting, I helped increase average order size and gifted time back to users through improvements in the video player and editing tools, test creation flows, dashboard, feedback collection tools, support center, and more.
Cannaly's a tech startup providing a marketplace platform for manufacturers and retailers of cannabis-infused products. Working with the founders, I leveraged proven content strategies, like social proof, repeated CTAs, and imagery to help visitors better understand Cannaly's offering.
EasyHire, a team including current and former colleagues, is out to improve the techinical and remote interviewing experience. I served as a consulting & contributing UX designer to help simplify workflows and communicate a vision for great experiences among both interviewers and candidates.
Sensilk had built impressive fitness sensor technology, but their prototype mobile app needed some love, so I was tasked with improving usability and aesthetics in a go-to-market iOS app. After auditing the prototype, I worked to simplify user flows before, during, and after workouts and deliver a modern look and feel through fresh iconography, typography, and color.
I wanted a faster way to create attractive user dialogue flows than using Sketch, so I built a simple MVP that allows UX designers to create a dialogue flow between a user and an app and then print to PDF or paper to share with stakeholders.
I love LendingClub, but was frustrated with the inability to easily view the loan details for an invested note. Using HTML, CSS, and jQuery, I built a simple form that accepts a LendingClub loan ID and launches the details page.
For BrightRoll's HAX XV, to encourage the meeting of minds and mixing of ideas, I designed a fun way to invite a random colleague to work, a Lunch Inviterator.
In 2014, I began teaching at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. To quickly assess my Web Design 2 students' skills, I gave them an assignment to create a single page website about their favorite fruit, scraping content from Wikipedia.
In January of 2014, I began teaching part-time night courses at Academy of Art University. I taught web design and user experience research and design through the Web & New Media department, iterating each semester to continue improving the effectiveness of my teaching, students' satisfaction ratings, and the quality of work they produced.
For my first ever BrightRoll HAX project, I designed and built a simple single-page site with links to tools and articles helping my fellow BrightRollers to GSD (Get Stuff Done). Got your curiosity? Check out v1 (sans internal-only BrightRoll materials).
I helped Mainichi Japanese update to a v1 responsive design and replace their flash animations with HTML5-based cross-browser animations. Visit Mainichi Japanese and learn some Japanese today.
As part of my commitment to pro bono work for non-profits, I worked with Sunday Friends to update their website with a more modern look & feel, and a mobile-friendlier experience that leverages the developer-friendly Bootstrap framework.
Bracelets by Deb wanted a mobile-friendly re-design to help customers shop across devices and a fresh makeover to stand out from the competition. This ongoing project includes user testing and designing features that help customers easily add a little more beauty to their lives.
A personal playground for experimenting with web fonts and CSS3, fontastic questions also provides answers for the truly curious.
If you've got an interesting project that you think might benefit from my diverse UX strategy and design experience, please get in touch. I'm especially interested in projects aimed at improving experiences associated with work or online learning.