User Experience Designer

With my roots in fine art and art history, I feel I bring a unique perspective to user experience design and web & app development. Each position I have held has transmuted my skillset and goals towards forward-thinking technology. I am obsessed with expanding my craft, solving challenging problems and staying on the bleeding edge.


  • Bachelor of Fine Arts, Photography
    Indiana University – Bloomington, IN May 2006
  • Bachelor of Arts, Art History
    Indiana University – Bloomington, IN May 2006


Modern Web Stack



jQuery / JavaScript

LESS / Sass


Works Well In


Node.js / Bower / Grunt



PHP / Wordpress

SitePress CMS

Workflow & Delivery

Responsive Web Design

Mobile Development

Single page web app

Progressive Enchancement


Standards Compliant

Cross-browser Compatible

Listrak / Mailchimp

Google Analytics / Urchin

Google Adwords / Adsense

Apps & Tools


Git / SVN

Jira / Basecamp



Visual Studio




Beyond Compare


Vivid Seats
Chicago, IL August 2013 - Current

Sr. User Experience Designer – February 2015 – Current

  • Manage team of graphic designers and front-end engineers.
  • Design wireframes, user flows, and hi-res comps for various projects spanning desktop, mobile, and iOS & Android app development
  • Art direction and creative development of products and brand

Sr. Front End Engineer – August 2013 – February 2015

  • Front end development utilizing HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript leveraging the Bootstrap framework and a Java / SQL backend
  • UI/UX development to create a seamless customer experience for a high traffic e-commerce website through desktop, mobile and smartphone app interfaces
  • Web application development for backend system using AngularJS and Node.js with cutting edge HTML5 and CSS3 techniques
  • Refine and iterate user experience by designing and implementing new modules and interfaces in a complex, responsive site

Vertex Software Corporation
Austin, TX February 2010 - April 2013

Director of Web Development – January 2012 – April 2013

  • Project management for all web development, graphic design, and UI/UX development for Vertex software and interactive projects
  • Manage team of front and back-end web developers and designers to meet project deadlines
  • Front end development using standards based HTML5 and CSS3 working with jQuery/jQuery mobile in conjuntion with a proprietary .NET driven CMS
  • Meet with clients to determine website goals and develop strategies for creating a strong web presense
  • Spearheaded adoption of new principles such as responsive design, mobile first, and adaptive design

Web Developer – February 2010 – January 2012

  • Front end web developer for proprietary ASP / ASP.NET driven content management system SitePress
  • Programmed standards complaint HTML5, XHTML and CSS3 working with jQuery library modules and ASP & ASP.NET framework libraries
  • Built html templates for high traffic and complex data driven websites
  • Created cross-platform compliant e-newsletters for major organizations reaching thousands of recipients
  • Social media manager for Vertex as well as various other clients

Doxia Web Design
Elkhart, IN – September 2008 – December 2009

Web Designer

  • Designed and programmed standards based websites for small to medium sized businesses utilizing XHTML, CSS, JavaScript, PHP, and MySQL
  • Implemented CMS and Ecommerce based dynamic sites with open source platforms such as Wordpress, Drupal, and Magento Ecommerce
  • Regularly met with clients to review project goals and to create proposals for future developments, researching their fields for UI/UX design
  • Photographed commercial products for Ecommerce as well as business personnel and buildings for both web and print mediums
  • Administered Google Adwords campaigns on clients’ behalf, set measurable goals, and tracked trends and metrics in Google Analytics

South Bend Museum of Art
South Bend, IN – August 2007 – July 2008

Curatorial Technician

  • Based on an eleven month grant, I photographed and archived the permanent collection of approximately 900 works of art into a digital database
  • Crafted HTML, CSS and JavaScript for various microsites and created print design campaigns for visitor marketing and educational purposes
  • Installed and packaged artwork for each exhibition and event
  • Curated and organized an exhibition of four artists
  • Provided IT support for staff members