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My journey to design started with a workshop and a chat over coffee. Breakthroughs and impactful life moments happen when you least expect it. This is the story of how I stayed ready and jumped at the opportunity to start a life in design.

2020

Product Design Lead

Product Design Lead
As a Product Design Lead at Wayfair since August of 2020, my primary goal is to drive a truly elevated experience for our most engaged customers across all of our brands and everywhere in the world that they shop.

Social Media Manager

Social Media Manager

Starting in 2018, I’ve spent my weekends at CBS Sports in New York City. My responsibility is to partner with TV talent to communicate the NFL’s rules and officiating philosophies through various social media platforms (the mediums include videos, tweets, etc.).

2019

UX Designer II

UX Designer II

As a designer in Loss Prevention, I focused on improving the safety of our retail teammates. Enhancing communication and improving accessibility of technology helps keep our associates safe. Information gathering related to suspicious activities has never been easier.

MS in User Experience Design

MS in User Experience Design

From 2017 – 2019, the User Experience Design (MS) program at Kent State taught me to create more effective research protocols, navigate stakeholder relationships, deliver products for a client and work directly with other designers. I held the status of Golden Key National Honour’s Society for the duration of the program.

2018

UX Designer I

UX Designer I

During my tenure on the In-Store Marketing team, we greatly improved the price-point signing experience for retail associates. In constant contact with users across the United States, we developed new applications and processes that are simple, effective and efficient.

2016

eCommerce Admin

eCommerce Admin

My primary responsibility in eCommerce was to manage vendor relationships and partner with our merchants. Simultaneously I was a full time UX Design M.S. student and was designing a support site for shared knowledge amongst admins, payroll and management.

2013

Tech Support

Tech Support

From 2013 to 2016, I used my role in technology support to more effectively learn how to communicate with end-users, learn about new technologies and develop a training curriculum for our associates. In addition, I spearheaded standardization initiatives and designed a support site for all 400,000+ DSG associates.

BBA in Computer Systems

BBA in Computer Systems

From 2009 to 2013, my undergraduate curriculum consisted of learning web design, various programming languages and public speaking. In 2013, technology businesses in Ohio awarded me as “best speaker” following our senior class presentation on an Android application that our team created.

SKILLS

Design Thinking

There are no failures, just findings. Design thinking is an effective way to approach complex problems. From lean experimentation to effective advocation, my passion is to seamlessly improve how people interact with technology.

Multimedia

Every user learns in a different way and part of my job is to find the right vehicle for information. Videos that are product-centric have worked well for me thus far in academia and at work. If you are interested in examples of media that I have produced and distributed, check out the Work section.

Coding

Having a B.A. in Computer Systems, I understand the logic behind coding languages and have paired with engineers on past projects. This experience helps when assessing feasibility and scalability in the development cycle.

Pivoting

For every team that I have worked on in design or prior to, I pride myself on being adaptable. In the past that has meant assuming product manager responsibilities, writing .CSS sheets, facilitating stakeholder updates and speaking at town halls. If it helps us hit our goals, I’m in.