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I am a designer/developer hybrid with a focus on design systems.

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Recent Experience

Senior Design Technologist at First American
Mar 2021Present

  • Primary manager and contributor to the Ignite Design System for the Ignite family of applications — including oversight and support of direction and processes of the design system.
  • Contribution of design token, pattern, and component design, (Angular) front-end production code, and documentation to the design system’s UI kit, component library, and Storybook respectively.
  • 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 flexible pairings that better meet WCAG 2.1 accessibility contrast standards.
  • Created a design token system using a layered structure to better support the component library and applications.
  • Converted the Ignite Design System Sketch UI kit to a Figma library UI kit and supported new Figma designers in the Sketch-to-Figma migration.
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 Thinking
  • Systems-Driven Design & Development
  • UX/UI Design
  • Accessibility
  • 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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