About the Designer

MY EXPERIENCE

I am a Seattle area Sr. User Experience Designer, specializing in the creation of reusable design patterns and engineering assets to facilitate lean UX and requirements visualization to help end-users discover unmet needs and elicit feedback.

Most recently I have worked as a Senior User Experience Designer at Financialforce, in Bellevue Wa. I have been an intregal part of the company, helping to drive reusable assets and pattern guidelines. As the single, dedicated UX designer/ system architect on the DesignOps team; part of a very high-level and strategic effort to bring consistent documentation, processes, and methodology to our product teams.  This effort has been instrumental in the timely delivery of our customer centric software suite of solutions – built on Salesforce CRM Cloud platform – giving enterprises the solutions they need to run faster, automate processes, allocate resources/ budget, and track project milestones and adhere to timelines. I have over 15 years experience as a multi-disciplinary designer, and have held various roles in my craft from visual designer to UX team leadership and everything in between. However, my sweet spot in User Experience is interaction design. I love utilizing my entire skillset as an end-to-end designer while being able to validate my designs through code and implementation. 

I am passionate about the relationship between research and analytics.  I believe in the refining power of simplicity and elegance through the fusion of logic and creative inspiration. I embrace the “human factor” in design and create experiences that tell stories which are clean, simple and easy to use. 

EDUCATION AND EXPERTISE

Due to the ever growing and changing design trends, the industry for a working professional such as myself seems to be headed towards hybrid UI Designer/ Developer roles; therefore, I am currently obtaining my certificate in Mobile Web and Desktop Application Development through South Seattle Community College. My program will be completed in 2019. I obtained my Bachelor’s degree in Web and Multimedia Design and Development (2013) and my AAS in Digital Design (2006). Why? Because there aren’t any Masters Degrees in UX Design. My end goal is to be working in a hybrid UX Designer/ UI Developer role!  My areas of expertise include: senior level knowledge and experience with web applications and mobile design, product design, UI design, front-end development, team leadership, and project management. I am experienced working with companies of all sizes: from small start-ups to large corporations requiring complex web applications using the latest industry standard in CSS, HTML, and JavaScript.  

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