EXPERIENCE

IBM - User Experience Designer | September 2015 - Current | Austin, Texas

Currently working on a enterprise data storage product called Spectrum Protect. Additionally I have had the opportunity to be a design mentor and regularly facilitate various workshops.

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

Worked directly with Product Management, the CEO, and the design team to refine Zoosk into an enjoyable and successful product. Led all projects and produced wireframes, storyboards, user flows, animations, and prototypes to communicate design concepts to a variety of stakeholders.

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

Designed experiences for mobile, web, tablet, and physical spaces. Helped clients develop better social media presence. Worked with clients to do competitive analysis, develop for responsive web design, build their digital brand presence, and elevate their digital offerings. 

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. Additionally led weekly lab section discussions and critiques with 30 students.

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