Nordstrom | Design Researcher
Seattle, WA, September 2015 to April 2016
I researched, prototyped, and tested service models and tools in order to create a seamless multichannel retail experience for our customers. My recent projects include express checkout, fitting room re-design, and the development of a convenience center for on-the-go customers.
Parsons | Interaction Designer
New York, NY, July 2015 to Present
I worked with a professional artist to develop an immersive narrative experience using virtual reality.
Parsons | MFADT Thesis CoChair
New York, NY, September 2014 to May 2015
As co-chair I coordinated over 40 contributors on 5 teams to produce a 6 part event series with a website, brand identity, and marketing strategy. The event series included an exhibition with over 90 contributing artists and designers, a symposium, and live demonstration day in which students presented their work to industry specialists, venture capitalists, and the public.
PETLab AMT Parsons | Interaction Designer
New York, NY, September 2013 to December 2015
I collaborated with high school faculty and students to develop Art Play, a game design curriculum aimed at teaching the iterative process in public schools. Working directly with our audience, I identified modularity as a key criterion for success. As a result of my research, we developed a flexible curriculum that can be adapted based on the school’s equipment availability and class requirements.
The Crated | Design Researcher
New York, NY, May 2014 to September 2014
The Crated is a product innovation studio focused on developing second-generation wearable technology. I conducted customer research to identify target users, developed our product through materials research and prototyping, and created a promotional video that helped reach investors.
Elementis | Content Developer/Manager
East Windsor, NJ, December 2012 to June 2013
I collaborated with subject matter experts to write and edit technical documentation for an online training manual. I created a document management system using Microsoft SharePoint to serve as a distribution center for materials. I observed that existing documentation lacked visual and verbal consistency and responded by developing a style guide and glossary.
Parsons School of Design | New York
MFA, Design and Technology
GPA 3.98, Graduated May 2015
Maryland Institute College of Art | Maryland
BFA, Interdisciplinary Sculpture
GPA 3.85, Graduated May 2007
Usability testing, UX research, storyboarding, persona and scenario development, user flows, use cases, heuristic evaluations, user interviews
Wireframing, digital and paper prototyping, iterative process
Written reports, verbal presentations, visual design, documentation, motion graphics