PROOF OF SOME SKILLS
Currently serve as a UX consultant, researcher & designer for Deloitte Digital with the bulk of my work focusing on workshop creation & facilitation, wireframing, UX/UI design, user interviews & user testing, sketching & whiteboarding, journey mapping, persona creation, project management and more. The majority of our clients are Fortune 500 and large government agencies. Clients I’ve worked with include:
April 2017 - present
State of Texas
State of Colorado
November 2015 - present
FOUNDER & LEAD DESIGNER
I launched Sailor Sky Design to help small businesses grow and thrive. As the lead designer,I've helped dozens of small business owners create a brand identity, web presence and marketing strategy through the ideation, design and building of websites and marketing assets across multiple industries. It now serves as an occasional side gig and opportunity to continue honing my design craft.
October 2013 - October 2015
CO-FOUNDER / DIRECTOR OF PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Helped ideate, launch and run an educational startup that in 20 months, ran eight, 8-week intensive boot camps that trained 85 developers & on average increased their salaries 200%. Designed, implemented and facilitated a robust professional softs skills training program as a vital component of this software development training company’s business model, while also helping run the day-to-day operations of the business.
DIRECTOR OF YOUTH BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
Collaborating with local business owners, designed a never-before-attempted program for a 24 year-old nonprofit, then coached young business owners on how to run their ventures.
July 2012 - July 2013
August 2008 - June 2012
LITERACY TEACHER & VARSITY COACH
Designed, wrote and delivered educational experiences for hundreds of students to improve their literacy and overall life skills while also coaching varsity softball and baseball.
SPORTSWRITER & LAYOUT EDITOR
Interviewed hundreds of people, including professional athletes and coaches, to write 3-5 stories per week and served as the sports layout editor for 22,000 circulation newspaper.
September 2007 - August 2008
USER EXPERIENCE DESIGN IMMERSIVE
The User Experience Design Immersive (UXDI) is a 10-week, full-time program (400+ hours) that focused on teaching the core skills that make up the entire user experience design process. From research and ideation, wireframing and sketching, to prototyping and testing, GA's user experience design training prepares graduates to become UX practitioners that solve real-world design problems using proven skills and methods.
September - November 2016
BACHELORS OF ARTS - JOURNALISM & SPORTS STUDIES
Earned a degree with a 3.55 GPA while serving as the Editor-in-Chief of the student-run newspaper The New Hampshire (during which time I won the Laura Rice Journalism Award) and was a 4-year member of the club baseball team.
September 2002 - May 2006