Resume

Where I went to school, where I've worked, and what I do.

Education

Utah State University (2006-2010)

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design with a
Minor in Business.

Design Thinking for Innovation Study (2010)

Leysin, Switzerland

Dean's List Graduate

Impartner

UX Designer (2020-Present)

Managing UX design on the core platform team. Creating, managing, and facilitating training of a new robust design system across multiple teams of designers, PMs, and developers. Establishing new standards of UX research and testing.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Sr. UX Designer (2015-2020)

Collaborated with a large team of designers in designing interactions, workflows, and user interface elements for the Church's website (lds.org), other associated websites, as well as their mobile tools.
Digicert

Sr. Graphic Designer (2012-2015)

Responsible for all design initiatives company wide including sales collateral, marketing campaigns, product design and marketing, UX/UI design, tradeshows, and all other design requests. Notable achievements: New corp style guide, company stationery, new company website, and new individual identities for over ten different products.
Workfront

Graphic Designer (2011-2012)

Graphic Design for all corporate initiatives web and print. Worked closely with Marketing Department and Creative Director. Actively involved with lead & demand generation team.
Entrata

Graphic Designer (2010-2011)

Graphic Design for company services such as logos, floor plans, and site plan renderings. Also coordinated with multiple vendors for other company services.

My Specialties

Different challenges call for different tools. Here are a few of the tools I swear by and use most often.

Photoshop

Photoshop

Illustrator

Illustrator

InDesign

InDesign

After Effects

After Effects

Premiere Pro

Premiere Pro

Project Management Software

Workfront

Wordpress

Wordpress

HTML5

HTML5

CSS3

CSS3

Invision Prototypes

invision

Sketch

Sketch

Figma

Figma

Abstract

Abstract

JIRA/Confluence

Atlassian

Zeroheight

zeroheight

TailwindCSS

TailwindCSS

XD

XD

Interests

My friends and coworkers would all describe me as someone who “tinkers.” I am a focused, project-oriented person. I’m constantly thinking about solutions to everyday problems around me. Because Design is in everything we interact with, I'm always asking myself questions like, “How could I make this easier to use?” or “What is it about this, that makes this experience so difficult or challenging for people?”

I feel that this way of thinking has made me, in every aspect, a better designer and has broadened my skillset. It's all about people and the way we live. And while I enjoy designing new experiences in sketch and illustrator like the rest of 'em, I also enjoy getting away from my desk and meeting my users first hand and hearing their stories. Human centered design thinking is where I find my joy.

Side Note: Rubiks cubes, wet shaving, wood turning, leather working, raspberry pi projects, and gaming are just a few of the things that add to my quirky character.

The Swiss Get It.

I had the amazing opportunity to finish my BFA with a Design study in Switzerland. The one thing that stuck out to me the most in Switzerland was that Design is an important element in how we function in our day to day lives. It's absolutely essential in how we travel, work, and play. One of the most important things the Swiss have taught me is that Human-centered design thinking is the most important part of creating a successful user experience.

Consequently, my recipe is simple; Empathize, Define, Ideate, Prototype, Test, then rinse and repeat.