User Experience Design (10 years)

Interaction design, information architecture, visual design


Usability Research (7 years)

User research, usability testing, heuristic evaluation


Team Management (5 years)

Build, lead and mentor teams; create and manage agile best practices; manage cross-team processes





Enterprise and consumer applications within the following areas: 


Social Media Monitoring

Cloud storage


HR tools





Lead User Experience Designer, Consultant

Feb 2019 - Current, 42 Lines Inc


  • Created workforce acquisition modules within K-12 learning system management tools

  • Designed a career building toolset to help teachers and education leaders increase opportunities within their area of expertise

  • Created and maintained design systems for enterprise applications

  • Created responsive experiences for mobile, tablet and desktop

Founder and Director

Sept 2017 - Jan 2019, QU|UP Web Design Strategy


  • Helped small businesses establish and build their web based growth strategies including: UX design, front-end development, branding, social media marketing, and SEO strategy.

  • Worked with enterprise brands as a full service UI and UX designer.

Lead User Experience Designer, Consultant

Dec 2016 - June 2017, PRO Unlimited


  • Redesigned and created new features within PRO Unlimited's flagship products including their Managed Service Provider (MSP) and Vendor Management System (VMS) solutions.


Senior User Experience Architect, Permanent

Nov 2015 - Nov 2016, Sysomos


  • Designed social media monitoring asset library to allow users to store, manage and share objects including lists (people/urls), saved queries, and bookmarks across all Sysomos products. Library tools included ability to share content between team members and organizations

  • Functioned as Lead UX designer, for Sysomos Influence, a product that helps marketers create reusable lists of key influencers. Feature upgrades included: redesigning the landing page, improving integration into other Sysomos products, differentiating Influence from others products within the Sysomos product line thus improving sales and adoption

  • Delivered all phases of UX design including: conceptual design, interaction design, information architecture, wireframes, taskflows, and prototypes

  • Created and managed Sysomos product pattern library

  • Authored and facilitated usability studies



Senior User Experience Architect, Permanent

Aug 2012 - Nov 2015, Lyris, Technologies


  • Led team of UX designers incorporating agile best practices

  • Functioned as lead designer for a series of mini applications that allowed Lyris to quickly deliver value to their customers, these apps included:

    • Canvas – visual email marketing campaign builder

    • Reputation Monitor – data visualization tool to monitor live campaigns’ health and performance

    • Data Mapper – customizable, automated recipient data mapping between Salesforce and Lyris products

  • Delivered all phases of UX design including: conceptual design, interaction design, information architecture, wireframes, taskflows and prototypes

  • Led user acceptance testing program

  • Conducted usability testing


Lead User Experience Researcher, Consultant

Jan 2011 – Jan 2012 Genentech/Roche


  • Led end-user research strategy for emerging gTalk, Communicator and VC room video conferencing integration tools

  • Authored and facilitated usability testing sessions for SAP workstreams

  • Collaborated with business analysts to develop design solutions addressing organization's needs, strategies and goals

  • Contributed to global usability studies on multiple HR products serving over 80k employees

  • Created conceptual design, information architecture, workflow documents and visual design



Manager Product Design, Permanent

Jul 2008 – Nov 2010, Autodesk Inc.


  • Directed and managed team of UX designers and front-end developers

  • Product managed UX product initiatives

  • Tightly partnered with product management to develop product roadmap initiatives

  • Tightly partnered with engineering and QA to ensure product technical feasibility and quality

  • Established methodologies for collecting customer feedback in all stages of product development (early conception, mid-creation, and post-launch)

  • Researched and integrated new technologies and UX best practices

  • Conducted user research and analysis, created and facilitated user testing plans

  • Managed tasks and deliverables for multiple projects within an agile development team environment

  • Created conceptual designs, information architecture and workflow documents



Lead Presentation Layer Architect, Consultant

Jun 2007 – April 2008, Avenue A | Razorfish


  • Researched and architected presentation layer for FLEX based financial applications

  • Managed workflow between UX, marketing and engineering teams

  • Contributed to design strategy for new features for current client web applications

  • Created and integrated presentation layer (front-end) code with backend technologies

  • Designed and architected UX deliverables


Manager UX Engineering, Permanent

Aug 2004 – Apr 2007, Classroom Connect, Bay Area CA


  • Created and managed web development team

  • Integrated UX and front-end development team processes

  • Created and integrated front-end code (JSP, Struts, JAVA, XHTML, DHTML,Javascript, CSS, XSL, XML, ATG Dynamo) with back-end code

  • Acted as liaison between marketing, creative and engineering teams to ensure product feasibility and value

  • Project management responsibilities included: creating, maintaining and modifying timeline and task delivery dates, building estimates and conducting sales initiatives

  • Ran initiative to ensure web products adhered to national accessibility guidelines



2005    Software Project Management, UCBerkeley, San Francisco

1998    Multimedia Studies Program, Internship, SF State University, San Francisco CA

1996   BA, Humanities, Art & Social Change, New College of California, San Francisco CA

1994    Guitar and Composition, Berklee College of Music, Boston MA


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