EXPERIENCE

Macmillan Learning - Senior User Experience Designer | February 2017 - Current | Austin, Texas

Working with students and instructors in higher education to produce our next generation learning platform. This product is both accessible and responsive. Daily duties include managing stakeholder relationships, producing design deliverables, workshops, and leading projects start to finish.

IBM - User Experience Designer | September 2015 - February 2017 | Austin, Texas

Worked on an enterprise data storage product called Spectrum Protect. I had the opportunity to be a design mentor and facilitate workshops.

Zoosk - Interaction Designer | May 2013 - January 2015 | San Francisco, California

As the sole Interaction Designer I handled all projects and produced wireframes, storyboards, user flows, animations, and prototypes to communicate design concepts to stakeholders.

Designkitchen - User Experience Intern May 2012 - August 2012 | Chicago, Illinois

Designed experiences for mobile, web, tablet, and physical spaces. Worked with clients with a focus on responsive web design and strategy 

Clients: HP, Motorola, GE, Best Buy, United Airlines, Hampton Hotels, Butterball, Coventry Health Care, Praxair, The University of Chicago Booth School of Business

Indiana University - Associate Instructor & Mentor | August 2011 - May 2013 | Bloomington

Worked as an instructor in Research Methods, Introduction to HCI, and Interaction Design Practice classes. Duties included helping teams understand design briefs, work as a team, manage their time, project critique, and giving feedback on deliverables.

EDUCATION

MS Human-Computer Interaction Design

Indiana University - Bloomington | Graduated 2013

BS General Studies

Indiana University - Bloomington | Graduated 2008

PUBLICATIONS

Bautista, M., Crane, J. Largent, J., Yu, J., Bardzell, S. (2012). 

Understanding Designer Brainstorms: The Effects of Analog and Digital Interfaces on Dominance. CHI’2012 Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems. ACM: New York.

Skills

Design
Affinity Diagram
Card Sorting
Concept Maps
Experience Maps
Ideation
Motion Design
Personas
Prototyping
Sketching
Storyboards
System Maps
Usability Testing
User Flows
Wireframes

Research
Competitive Analysis
Contextual Inquiry
Cultural Probes                     Diary Studies
Ethnography
Focus Groups
Interviewing
Questionnaires
Screeners
Surveys

Tools

Adobe Creative Suite       Arduino
Axure
Balsalmiq
HTML/CSS                            Invision
Omnigraffle
Quartz Composer
Sketch