Senior Software Usability Designer/Product Designer | Jack Henry and Associates | 2017 – present
I work with two other Product Designers to gather business requirements, design products, and QA test. I am taking the lead on usability analysis and wireframing up UX solutions for existing products. I am also standardizing the UI across all of Symitar’s products.
COO/Product Manager/Principal UX Architect | 979 Design | 2015 – present
979 Design is a two year old startup that I have been working with since day one. I was the second person to start with the company as a UX Architect and I earned my way into a leadership role in under a year. I wear many hats and spin many plates, but I enjoy the variety and challenges. As the COO I work with the founder and CEO of the company to run the business and make sure we’re always improving. As the product manager I work with the clients to determine the project requirements, the developers to make sure they have what they need to get projects completed, that the projects are completed, and that the customer is happy. As the UX/UI Architect I make sure the applications we build are easy to use and easy on the eyes as well.
UX Designer/ Project Lead | Shelter Insurance | 2013 -2017
I have seen five major projects through from beginning to end.
All of the projects I have lead include some or all of the following: Usability testing, wireframing, talking with business partners to gather requirements and expectations for new projects, working with business partners on content audits, card sorting, retention, and training, leading and working with developers on design and usability issues.
Front-End Web Developer | Columbia Daily Tribune | 2010 – 2013
I was one of two front-end developers at the Tribune and played an integral role in transitioning the fixed-width website into a responsive website. I developed and improved the functionality of the website using wireframes and mockups. I met with various staff members and departments to discuss interest in and requirements of the new website. I switched out content management systems and trained staff on new CMS. I troubleshot and corrected reader issues and complaints.
Certification in UX with emphasis in HCI | Nielsen Norman Group | 2014 – present
Bachelors of Journalism | University of Missouri | 2002- 2009