About

Professional

Background

I’m a user experience design lead, content strategist, and information architect with 14 years of experience improving user experiences on existing sites and applications; migrating legacy content and designs to mobile-first, responsive content management systems; and creating sites and on-site marketing from scratch.

I accomplish business and user goals while creating great working relationships with clients and partners by combining my passion for user experience and content, eye for design, and knowledge of best practices with my presentation skills and diplomatic approach.

I am also an editor and author for UX design publications.

Skills

Professional

  • UX Design Leadership
  • Content Strategy
  • Information Architecture
  • Writing & Editing
  • Editorial & Design Style Guides
  • Usability & Accessibility
  • Presentations & Public Speaking
  • Team Building

Technologies

  • HTML, CSS, and JavaScript
  • Prototyping
  • Responsive Development
  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • Adobe SiteCatalyst
  • Google AdWords Keyword Planner
  • Balsamiq Mockups

Personal Passions

Singing

I’m a student at Berklee College of Music (online) and am starting to get some public singing gigs. You can listen to some of my recordings on my SoundCloud profile… warning, some are not recorded with the highest-quality equipment (i.e., my iPhone).

Art and Crafts

I love to draw and paint. I also sew, quilt, embroider, stamp, etc. and have recently started an Artist Trading Card club at work. I’m also obsessed with art history and museums… I’m the nerd who’s in your way reading about the piece while you’re trying to look at it and move on.

Running

What used to be just a way to get in shape for playing sports has now become a passion of mine. I’ve run 24 races total now, including 5Ks, 10Ks, and half marathons. I’m hoping to do my first marathon this year. I know, I know, running is bad for your knees… don’t care… still love it.

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