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Design Technologist, Design Systems Designer, Product Designer, and Front-End Developer with over seventeen years of experience in designing and building SaaS products.

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Proficiencies

Expertise

  • Design Systems
  • Component Libraries
  • Component Driven Design & Development
  • User Interface Design
  • User Experience Design
  • Prototyping
  • Iconography

Tools

  • Figma
  • Sass & CSS
  • React
  • Angular
  • Typescript
  • Storybook
  • Gatsby
  • Theme UI
  • Javascript
  • Git

Recent Experience

Mar 2021Present
Senior Design Technologist at First American

  • Primary maintainer and contributor to the Ignite Design System, including managing the design library in the UI kit, contributing code to the Angular component library, processes & tools, and design & technical documentation.
  • Established design and coding best practices for product design and engineering team to help increase velocity for business initiatives.
  • Evangelize design systems, systems design thinking, and tool support for designers and engineers (e.g., Figma).
Sep 2019Feb 2021
Senior UI Developer at Boulevard

  • Created Boulevard's design system — BLVD UI, including a Figma and React component library.
  • Developed component driven development process for end-to-end component design and development.
  • Designed API documentation website for third-party integrations.
Oct 2018Sep 2019
UX/UI Engineer at Brainbase

  • Inherited a complex front-end codebase with technical debt and laid the foundation for a framework with reusable and scalable user interface elements built with Angular, Sass, and Bootstrap.
Oct 2016Feb 2018
Product Designer at Taboola

  • Led product design on Taboola's publisher-focused analytics dashboard, Taboola Newsroom — assisting editorial teams at well-known publications such as Oath/AOL, NBC, New York Daily News by surfacing actionable data including performance insights, metrics, and recommendations on the publishers' articles in real-time.
Oct 2015Jun 2016
Product Designer at Fullscreen Media

  • Part of a multidisciplinary product design team that launched Fullscreen's video platform bringing original Fullscreen and licensed content catering to young adults.
  • Redesigned Fullscreen Go from the ground up, a semi-automated online application that allows YouTube creators to apply and formally partner with Fullscreen in minutes.
Dec 2013Oct 2015
Front-End Engineer at Fullscreen Media

  • Led efforts on Fullscreen's component library and style guide for their web-based products including Creator Platform and Fullscreen video platform.
  • Acted as liaison to the product design team and bridged the communication gap between the product design and engineering teams.
Sep 2012Dec 2013
UX/UI Designer at Fullscreen Media

  • Member of a small product design team, helping to define, design, and build Fullscreen's internal tools used to manage content creators and contracts.

Education

Aug 2003Feb 2005
University of Central Florida

  • Digital Media, concentration in Interactive Media Design (three years completed).
Jan 2002Jul 2003
Associate of Arts at Tallahassee Community College

  • Major in General Studies
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