San Francisco, CA
Phone Number: 412-443-2494
Highly-motivated and diversely-skilled UX Motion Design professional, ever-interested in career development opportunities.
Trinity College of Arts & Sciences
Major GPA: 3.909
Dean's List With Distinction -- Spring 2008, Fall 2008, Fall 2009
Dean's List -- Fall 2007, Spring 2009, Spring 2010
RELEVANT WORK & VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE
UX Motion Designer, Apr. 2017 - Present
-- Identifying and presenting UX Motion solutions for digital experiences and collaborating with engineers to ensure that features are implemented with high fidelity.
Interaction Designer/ Motion Designer, Oct. 2016 - Mar. 2017
-- Developing UX solutions for Fortune 50 clients by developing information architecture solutions, producing rough to hi-fidelity wireframes, prototyping experiences for user-testing, and collaborating closely with Visual Designers and Developers as a part of an Agile team; in addition to producing motion graphics animations for prototypes and promotional campaign videos.
User Experience Design Trainee, Jun. 2016 - Aug. 2016
-- Collaborated in small teams to conceive of, prototype, and iterate upon two UX solutions: an application that enables New Yorkers to swiftly access information about public sports facilities and a companion digital experience for Huge’s office-wide displays.
Motion Designer/ Creative/ Copywriter/ Associate Producer, Apr. 2013 - Mar. 2016
-- Designing and producing graphical assets and motion graphics animations to support video and digital projects for local and Fortune 500 clients; analyzing and transforming client objectives into concepts, scripts, storyboards, and animatics; inventorying client assets and researching and experimenting with various production techniques in order to formulate efficient production strategies; and identifying inspiration to inform video preproduction decisions.
-- Developed the animation system for HP’s Enterprise Experience Store tour app in the fall of 2015, animated the various states of the mobile app, and designed efficient processes, scripts, templates, and presets that enabled other designers to efficiently jump into the pipeline.
-- Developed the original concepts and scripts utilized in the Fall 2013 launch of OneNote, the Winter 2013 launch of OneNote and the Bing Food & Drink App, and the Spring 2014 launch of OneNote for Mac.
-- Designed and executed animations to support HP CTO Martin Fink’s presentation on “The Machine” for the HP Discover 2014 Conference and "Powering the New Style of Business" for the HP Discover 2015 Conference.
Motion Designer/ Illustrator, Summer 2010 - Present
-- Working directly with clients to create images and videos that inventively depict and communicate their concept, vision, or narrative.
-- Collaborated with a client to produce and animate “The Red Lipstick Manifesta,” an online motion graphics video that garnered over 8K views in a day and about 50K views in one week on YouTube.
Technical Writer, Dec. 2011 - Mar. 2013
-- Creating conceptual overviews, code sample-filled developer guides, API documentation, and graphical mockups targeted towards developers, to simplify and convey complex mobile web application development concepts; establishing a system that supports the entire sales organization with polished, customer-facing answers; and presenting Netbiscuits technology and capabilities to members of Netbiscuits Sales and Professional Services teams and potential clients.
Part-Time Specialist, Aug. 2011 - Nov. 2011
-- Introducing, selling, and up-selling relevant Apple products and services to meet unique customer objectives and needs; frequently representing the Apple brand as the concierge and customer’s first point of contact upon entering the store.
Production Artist, Jan. 2011 - Sept. 2011
-- Designing and modifying layouts and graphical assets for mobile web applications, social media campaigns, and print advertisements; producing live-action videos, motion graphics videos, and flash banners; and training production and design interns to produce assets in accordance with existing production protocol.
Video and Motion Design -- Adobe After Effects, Premiere, & Flash; Principle; Final Cut; Cinema 4D basics; PowerPoint
Graphic Design -- Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Sketch
HONORS AND AWARDS
-- Duke University honor for the production of a music video to an original song and for animated shorts
Carnegie Museum of Art's Two-Minute Film Festival Finalist, Summer 2010
Musical scores featured in RIVAL MAGAZINE, Duke and UNC's joint publication, Fall 2010
Most Dedicated German Student Award, Spring 2008
Citizens for Global Solutions Flash Movie Contest Finalist, Spring 2007
Citizens for Global Solutions Flash Movie Contest, 2nd Place Winner, Spring 2006
Sci-Tech Spectacular Film Competition Runner Up, Fall 2005
City Church Belltown Small Group Member, May 2013 - December 2014
Frontline Small Group Member, Fall 2012 - Spring 2013
Cambridge Christian Fellowship Member, Fall 2006 - Spring 2010
Electronic music composition, Songwriting, Filmmaking, Motion graphics design, and Illustration
Ping Pong Aficionado