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Resume

Design Technologist, Design Systems Designer, Product Designer, and Front-End Developer with over eighteen years of experience in designing and building SaaS products. I enjoy thinking about systems and solving problems, bridging the gap between designers and developers.

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Recent Experience

Senior Design Technologist at First American
Mar 2021Present

  • Primary manager and contributor to the Ignite Design System, including maintaining the Figma library UI kit, contributing code and components 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 scale design and increase velocity for business initiatives.
  • Evangelization of design systems, systems design thinking, and tool support for designers and engineers.
  • Created a new color system with more hue variations for pairings that meet accessibility contrast standards.
Senior UI Developer at Boulevard
Sep 2019Feb 2021

  • Created Boulevard's design system — BLVD UI, including a Figma UI kit, React component library, and encompassing design and technical documentation.
  • Developed a systems-driven design & development process for end-to-end design and development for the design system integration.
  • Established a design token system portable to CSS and Javascript.
UX/UI Engineer at Brainbase
Oct 2018Sep 2019

  • Led product design on Taboola's publisher-focused analytics dashboard, Taboola Newsroom — an application assisting 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.
  • Created a Sketch UI kit to establish reusable standards around Newsroom application design.
Product Designer at Taboola
Oct 2016Feb 2018

  • 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.
Product Designer at Fullscreen Media
Oct 2015Jun 2016

  • 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.
Front-End Engineer at Fullscreen Media
Dec 2013Oct 2015

  • 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.
UX/UI Designer at Fullscreen Media
Sep 2012Dec 2013

  • Member of a small product design team, helping to define, design, and build Fullscreen's internal tools used to manage content creators and contracts.
Expertise
  • Design Systems
  • Systems-Driven Design & Development
  • UI Kits
  • Component Libraries
  • UX/UI Design
  • Prototyping
  • Iconography
Tools
  • Figma
  • Sass & CSS
  • CSS-in-JS
  • React
  • Angular
  • Typescript
  • Storybook
  • Javascript
  • Git

Education

University of Central Florida
Aug 2003Feb 2005

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

  • Major in General Studies
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