Professional Experience 

TechSmith | Okemos, Michgian

UX Team Lead | 2017 – Present

  • Manage a team of five designers and researchers leading the development of cloud solutions
  • Drove restructuring of design org ahead of product line up changes to ensure effectiveness of design teams
  • Responsible for performance reviews, coaching, mentoring, hiring, merit increases, onboarding and more

UX Designer & Product Owner | 2013 – 2017

  • Lead designer on e-commerce modernization project, working with sales, marketing and operation engineers to build a new online store experince.
  • Redesigned the trial process in Snagit and Camtasia to require sign in and improve the product activation process 
  • Lead designer and product owner of TechSmith Login and Account systems, building up the service and integrating with more than 20 products
  • Worked with marketing and operations teams to create new CMS components, making TechSmith.com mobile friendly/responsive. 
State of Michigan | Lansing, Michigan

Interaction Designer | 2009 – 2013

  • Advocated for users and design as a member of the firust UX Team at the State of Michigan
  • Created a service catalog for team offerings to other agencies
  • Researched and designed solutions for the Office of Retirement Systems retirement application process
  • Worked with cross-agency group to design and rollout SharePoint across all agencies
MSU | National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory | East Lansing, Michigan

Freelance | January 2008 – March 2008

Worked with NSCL staff to design and build an interactive, educational model of the cyclotron facility, including beam lines and experimental detectors.

Lansing State Journal/Gannett | Lansing, Michigan

Graphic Artist | 2006 – 2010

Responsible for planning, design and layout of daily news and features sections, infographics, and online interactive features. Maintained design component libraries and info graphic styles. 

The News Leader/Gannett | Staunton, Virginia

Design Editor | 2004 – 2006

Responsible for quality of design and production of daily newspaper, including staff training. Planned and designed weekly feature publications. Undertook redesigns of multiple publications, as well as assited in upgrading publishing systems and design libraries.

Education

Kent State University | 1999 – 2003

Design, communication, and journalism

Worked for the student-run newspaper The Kent Stater, designed The Burr, a twice yearly student magazine.

Lansing Community College | 2007 – 2008

Computer Programming

Introductory courses in software development, including systems analysis and intro to programming.