Work experience

Design Director
Vast, Austin, TX
Dec 2014 — present (8 mos)

Ran the design of their big-data-as-a-service consumer products. I was responsible for creating and maintaining the design processes that converged with the UX and engineering processes necessary to create agile, user-centered products.

Senior Designer
Vast, Austin, TX
Sep 2014 — Nov 2014 (3 mos)
Dove deeply into the consumer problems that were uncovered by our fantastic UX research team, which looked to solve the consumer discovery and decision-making process around buying a used-car.

Senior Designer
Thinktiv, Austin, TX
Feb 2013 — Sep 2014 (1 yr, 8 mos)
I worked with several business where I brought product, UX and design knowledge to lead the design of new product experiences, meant to drive specific business strategies.

Visual Designer
 Feb 2012 — Feb 2013 (1 yr, 1 mo)
Accelerated visual design, branding, UI, UX, and demand generation for early-mid stage startups. I was in both lead and support design roles while Visual Designer building marketing materials, websites and products

THIS IS RED, Pittsburgh, PA
 Jan 2010 — Mar 2012 (2 yrs, 3 mos)
Designer on a small team in a small company working with large and small brands on their websites, animations, branding, and graphic design. Gained experience in corporate branding, animation direction, story-boarding, webdesign, and UX. 

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Bachelors of Design
The Pennsylvania State University
Fall 2005 - Spring 2009
While at Penn State, I studied Graphic Design under renowned designers and professors in a small, competitive program (graduated a class of 14). Here I mastered the skills of problem-solving, typography, layout, and craftsmanship. 

Presenting Data & Information
Edward Tufte One-day Course
Spring 2015