FREELANCE VISUAL/UX DESIGNER
Self Employed, 01.09–Present
Specializing in brand development, visual design, and user experience. Work extensively in tech, retail and entertainment.
University of Washington
Took a year off to travel/hike the world and volunteer. Spent most of my time in Asia and in Europe.
• Volunteered in Nepal for SAATH. Helped with their brand strategy, marketing and fundraising efforts
• Hiked part of the ABC circuit in the Himalayas
• 10-day silent meditation retreat (Vipassana) in Myanmar
• Hiked 500 miles of the Northern Spain coastline in 29 days (Camino de Santiago del Norte)
• Hiked around Mont Blanc through France, Italy and Switzerland
LEAD UX VISUAL DESIGNER
Worked closely with small cross-functional team to refresh Zillow’s core brand as well as Postlets and Zillow Rentals. Designed for multiple platforms—web, mobile web, iOS and Android. Built lightweight prototypes, collaborated with developers, made copy edits and conducted online/in-person user testing. Mentored designers through Zillow’s internship program.
FILTER Digital Studios, 04.11–01.12
Microsoft Windows Phone 7 Advertising
Work included storyboards, prototype web pages, web and mobile static/animated banner ads and various marketing campaign collateral.
Microsoft Visual Studio Icon Project
Helped manage and implement workflow process for large scale iconography project for Microsoft Visual Studio. Provided support and guidance to designers and project managers. Responsible for quality assurance of more than 3000 icons.
Microsoft via FILTER, 02.10–02.11
Art directed and managed the Zune Creative team during a brand refresh and 2010 international launch. The team was responsible for the design and development of all Zune marketing and PR materials, email newsletters, websites and assets. Established onboarding process and archiving nomenclature.
Microsoft via FILTER, 11.08–11.09
Worked on high profile projects specifically with Xbox, Zune, Windows Phone 7 and various incubation teams such as Berlin, Metro, Pavo and Courier. Design and development for high level branding and taxonomy, iconography, incubation product pitches, research books and other print collateral.
Worked with Marketing and Brand Managers to develop and maintain Nordstrom brands. Designed identities, packaging design, garment labels, hangtags and marketing collateral for Nordstrom brands such as Halogen, B.P., Caslon, Make+Model, Classiques, Nordstrom Home, Nordstrom Baby and Nordstrom Hosiery. Art directed photo shoots for packaging, lookbooks and internal educational pieces.
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San Diego State University
BA, Fine Art / Visual Design
Distinguished in major
Macintosh & PC
Experience Design (XD)
Strong understanding of print and pre-press, as well as of web standards and limitations. I understand the principles of responsive design, as well as, iOS and Android app patterns.
Microsoft Xbox Icons, 11.11
Created icons for Xbox that were patented by Microsoft.
HONORS & AWARDS
ZILLOW, 2013 & 2014
Zillow HackWeek - 1st Place People's Choice Award Winner
Zillow HackWeek - 2nd Place Best Internal Tool Award Winner
Zillow HackWeek - 2nd Place People's Choice Award Winner