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Product and Visual Designer
focus on a11y & accessible products



SUMMARY
I create 2D and 3D designs by incorporating design thinking and Agile principles.
I uncover design opportunities to improve accessibility, design, and flow.
I collaborate with others through a well-rounded understanding of how users engage with mobile and computer tech, design, construction, and education.

SKILLS
Adobe CS (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign), graphic, industrial, product and exhibit design, materials and processes, WordPress, HTML5, CSS3, A11y accessibility, Agile principles, Kanban boards, design thinking, card sorting, personas, wireframes, high- and low- fidelity prototypes, surveys, empathy maps, task and user flows, and content strategy


EXPERIENCE

Design Consultant
A2Agile Inc.
Ann Arbor, MI. Sept. 2019-Present

  • Provide UX interview and observational research for "Scrum 2-Day/PSM I Certification Training” and “Building a Better Backlog - Agile Product Owner Training”
  • Supply product owners with task flow and design improvements on existing training materials
  • Design graphics and presentation icons using Adobe CS and Google Slides


Technology Evaluation Liaison (contract)
Feonix - Mobility Rising
Lincoln NE / Ann Arbor MI. July 2019-Present

  • Facilitate disability awareness training simulations and exercises with the Ann Arbor Center for Independent Living
  • Field test Feonix-Connect beta app and report experiences, bugs, and opportunities


Product Design Consultant
Rumi's Passion Bakery
Plymouth MI. Oct. 2018-July 2019

  • Generated content strategy, design, user flow, copy, image manipulation, and hosting of www.rumispassion.com using Adobe CS and WordPress.com
  • Defined scope, style guide, and personas after conducting a competitor analysis
  • Produced new pricing menu, FAQ and directions pages, resulting in increased brand awareness and a 20% boost in sales within six months


Exhibit Technician
Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum
Ann Arbor, MI. Jan. 2015-May 2018

  • Designed new graphics and restored exhibits; mentored museum studies and graphic design interns
  • Worked with the exhibit team and external vendors to manufacture part drawings, produce printed graphics, and build and install graphic labels and exhibits
  • Organized Kanban boards to establish accountability and optimal work flow within the design team


Specialist
Apple Inc.
Novi, MI. Oct. 2009-Nov. 2014

  • Assisted in sales, operations, and consumer training for over 1,500 daily consumers while maintaining high NPS ratings within a 100+ person team
  • Contributed to a new blank-slate store opening working with 50+ national and international teammates within a 24-hour period while sustaining rigid logistics towards Apple’s brand consistency


Adjunct Graphic Design Professor
Adrian College
Adrian, MI. Aug. 2011-April 2013

  • Designed curriculum for Web Design, Digital Imaging, and Graphic Design I and II
  • Developed a series of web blogs to engage and inform design students and provide weekly material in and beyond the classroom setting

Graphic Designer
Eastern Michigan University
Ypsilanti, MI. June 2006-May 2009

  • Created Campus Life Department and new student orientation print and web collateral (posters, flyers, brochures, books, and tri-folds) using Adobe CS Suite
  • Worked with surrounding departments and team to ensure accurate copy and brand identity with a focus on inclusivity, underrepresentation, and diversity


CERTIFICATIONS & COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT
Certified Menlo’s High-Tech Anthropology ® UX 3-day training course – 24 PDUs
Scrum 2-Day/PSM I Certification Training – 16 PDUs
Beginning and Intermediate HTML5 and CSS3 – certified Ed2Go online courses

Agile and Beyond, Digital Summit Series (web and digital marketing), AIGA Design Decipher (design and education summit), Maker Works (maker space events), and Intermitten (Detroit tech and inclusiveness) Builders Design Challenge conference volunteer, Medium.com writer, mentor Meetaway.com (video chat), active community involvement posting on LinkedIn and Twitter, and attending Ladies that UX, Michigan UXPA, Detroit Women in Tech and Meetups associated with A11y accessibility/inclusiveness

Education

MFA, Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI. Graphic Design (Magna Cum Laude)
BFA, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI. Industrial Design & Metalsmithing (Cum Laude)