EXPLORER / ARTIST / PROBLEM SOLVER / DANCE MACHINE /  MAKER / BOSS LADY / DESIGN EVANGELIST /  KARAOKE QUEEN  / TINKERER / ANTHROPOLOGIST / HUSTLER /  PINTEREST ADDICT / DREAMER 


EDUCATION

Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture, Houston TX
University of Texas
Bachelor of Science in Industrial Design, Graduated 2009

Parsons School of Design, 
New York NY
The New School
Summer Intensive Studies, Summer 2005
Focus: Product Design


COMPETENCE

DESIGN
Product Design
User Experience Design
Pixel-Perfect Visual Design
Wire-framing
User Research
Usability Testing
Information Architecture
Branding and Identity

INTERPERSONAL
Design Management
Team Leadership/Building
Strong Verbal Communication
Task/Time Management
Public Speaking
Problem Solving

SOFTWARE
Omnigraffle
Adobe Photoshop
Adobe Illustrator
Adobe InDesign
Adobe Premiere Pro
Invision
Keynote
JIRA
Asana
Sketch


EXPERIENCE

PHLUR / CREATIVE DESIGN + SOCIAL MEDIA / SEP 2015 - PRESENT

  • Art director and lead designer in branding and building of creative assets from conception to final production
  • Applying visual design to e-commerce website end to end, creating marketing materials and physical product
  • Art direction and creation of social media content to communicate brands interests and goals, while growing followers and exposure across channels (Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest, Vimeo, Twitter)
  • Concepting and creating small scale physical retail experiences to showcase and sell products (pop-ups and displays)

PHUNWARE / UI + UX DESIGN MANAGER / JUL 2014 - AUG 2015

  • Assisting in leading a team of 6 designers and cross-disciplinary collaboration between development and quality assurance
  • Scoping creative timelines and managing multiple deadlines between several projects/teams using Agile development methodologies
  • Maintaining high quality levels of application maps, wireframes, visual designs and production assets
  • Leading client facing meetings, discoveries and setting expectations throughout every project

PHUNWARE / UI + UX DESIGNER / APR 2012 - JUL 2014

  • Designing branded mobile experiences for Fortune 500 corporations across many industries
  • Creating wireframes and concepts for meaningful user experiences
  • Visually designing intuitive, pixel perfect user interfaces for the latest mobile devices across platforms (iOS, Android, Blackberry, Windows)
  • Managing multiple deadlines and clients, building rapport, staying on top of mobile/design trends

HELLOSOCIETY / PINTEREST INFLUENCER / MAY 2013 - PRESENT

  • Curating and sharing content for a following of 438K+ pinners
  • Creating unique editorial marketing content for large brand name campaigns to drive engagement - through photography, graphic design and creative writing
  • Maintaining a social media presence to further support engagement and reach

LOCAL DESIGN OFFICE / CONSULTANT / SEP 2011 - MAR 2012

  • Enhancing client product / service oriented businesses through thoughtful design applications
  • Brand Identity, packaging, marketing graphics, content and website design
  • Product and fashion photography, includes filming fashion videos and video editing as promotional pieces

Work

APPS
Glasses.com / iPad
Revolt TV / iPhoneAndroid Phone
E! Online / iOS, Android, Blackberry
HSN / iPhone, iPad
Jawbone 360 / Android Phone, Blackberry
Circuit of the Americas / iPhone, iPad
Daily Candy Scout / iPhone
The Grove / iPhone, Android, iPad
WWE / iPhone
Will.I.Am / Puls Smartwatch

PRODUCTS
Hamilton Beach
Panasonic
The Oliver Foundation
The Douglas Group


Communication Arts Interactive Annual 2014 Winner in Tablet/Handheld Devices for Glasses.com

Featured as a highlight Pinterest Influencer in the Pinner Lookbook and HelloSociety Blog.

Featured in Lawndale Art Center’s annual Texas Co-Op at Design Fair 2010, 2011 and 2013.

Featured in Yellow Magazine September 2011.

Two-time Behance Network Featured Designers Gallery 2008, Twice IndustrialDesignServed.com Featured Designer.

Guest lecturer and critic for University of Houston’s Industrial Design Senior Studios and Design Entrepreneurship, Art Institute of Austin's Senior Graphic Design Studios, Regent's School of Austin High School Career Panels and University of Utah's Multidisciplinary Design.

Featured in design blogs such as: Dwell, Yanko Design, thedesignblog.org, kitsunenoir.com, design you can trust, alexandalexa, Style Me Pretty and etc.

RECognition