I am currently a Senior Visual Mobile Designer for the Arity Pattern Library team. I formerly worked at Allstate, NextRadio & TagStation, and Motorola Mobility. I went to school for graphic design, but paved my way into UI/UX and Visual Design through bootcamps, internships and start-up experiences.
I like to challenge myself and stay on top of current trends and technologies by going to AIGA, IXDA and other events and conferences. I'm a lifetime learner. When I'm not going to talks and conferences, I play boardgames and competitive card games to stay sharp (and for fun of course).
Some aspects of my profession that I enjoy are rapid prototyping, the iterative nature of the web, and creating world change through beautiful experiences. I also like that I get to draw all day.
Graduated from Murray State University
Bachelor of Fine Arts | Dec 2011
Majored in Graphic Design
Adobe Creative Suite
UI / UX
Chicago UX Camps
AIGA Chicago | Supporter
Designation | Student Mentor
AIGA Nashville | Student Board
IXDA Chicago | Attendee
Chicago Meetups | Attendee
HONORS & AWARDS
2018 MWUX Speaker
2018 Chicago UX Camps Speaker
Guest Speaker at Murray State University 2015
AIGA Spotlight Portfolio 2013
OMAS Student Show 2010
Foundations Show 2008
Senior Mobile Visual Designer at Arity
Nov 2016 - Present | Chicago, Illinois
I design native mobile components for Arity’s Pattern Library Team.
Senior Mobile Visual Designer at Allstate
Jul 2016 - Nov 2018 | Chicago, Illinois
Working with Android and iOS design patterns, I am tasked with creating seamless visual experiences for Allstate Mobile. I am also unifying existing and future assets across all digital platforms by helping create Allstate's Human Interface Guidelines.
Product Designer at NextRadio & Tagstation
Sep 2015 - Jul 2016 | Chicago, Illinois
Was the sole product designer for the Android product, NextRadio, and web app, Tagstation, on a small team of developers. Wore many hats including User Researcher, UI/UX Designer, Visual Designer, Content Strategist and Product Owner.
Freelance Designer at Johnson Justified
Jan 2012 - Jan 2016 | Anywhere
Worked on various illustration, print and web projects across three states. Muddy Monk, Simple Focus, Killian Branding, Wilson Dow Group, Imaginary Landscape, Lacroix Design Co. and C2 Creative Consulting have been some of my clients.
Visual Experience Designer at Motorola Mobility
Apr 2014 - Sep 2015 | Chicago, Illinois
Designed for Motorola.com on a small team. Ideas are brought to life through concepting, wireframing, prototyping, user research, Photoshop execution, development hand-off materials, production and QA.
Graphic Designer at Rule29
Jan 2014 - Apr 2014 | Geneva, Illinois
Designed a variety of both print and
web collateral for a variety of clients including non-profits.
UI Designer at Mantra
Jan 2013 - Oct 2013 | Chicago, Illinois
Designed web tools, phone apps and websites with wireframes, mock-ups and prototypes with a start-up in Chicago.
Graphic Design Guru at Red Frog Events
May 2012 - Aug 2012 | Chicago, Illinois
Designed in-house print, web and marketing materials for various events.
Graphic Design Intern at Spoke Marketing
May 2011 - Aug 2011 | St. Louis, Missouri
Created various print, web and marketing materials for several non-profit and start-up companies as well as in-house work.