Effective communicator and team player with high integrity, strong work ethic, exceptional design sense and attention to detail. Experienced manager and team lead who is committed to creating best-in-class experiences that balance business and users’ goals with the capabilities of technology. 

 

Core expertise

  • Visual design

  • User-interface design principles

  • Human factors

  • User research

  • User-centered flow maps

  • Information architecture

  • Interaction design principles

  • WCAG 2.0 accessibility standards

  • Prototyping/workflows

  • Workshops

  • Design thinking

  • Emerging digital trends.      

     

Skills

(MAC experience) Sketch, Adobe Creative Cloud (UXD), Axure RP, Mural, Miro, InVision, Invision Studio, Principal, Balsamiq, Omnigraffle, iRise Studio, InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Acrobat Professional, Microsoft Office, SEO, social media reach, Keynote,  Knowledge of HTML5, Angular, React, and Javascript. 

 

Highlights

  • Consulting team member of product/brand design for Brand Connections named by
    Inc. Magazine as one of the nation’s ‘500 Fastest Growing Private Companies’

  • 14 User Interface Design US patents pending (2016)

  • Certified Healthcare Reform Specialist (2016)

  • Emerging Leadership Program (ELP) Graduate (2016)

Experience 

 

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR/SENIOR EXPERIENCE DESIGNER Ernst & Young EY Tax (May 2019 – Current role)

Participate in day-to-day user experience engagement activities with a focus on delivering high quality, interactive applications. 

  • Interpret internal business and client needs, present design concepts, and effectively communicate with project teams. 

  • Create journey maps, page flows, interactive task flows, wireframes, prototypes, and visual design mock-ups. 

  • Contribute to the success of the user experience in cross-functional teams that include other UX Designers, Developers, Product Owners, Business Analysts, Project Managers, Director of UX, and other stakeholders.

LEAD UX DESIGNER (Workforce Now) ADP (April 2018 – May 2019)

Gain insights into emerging trends and new business opportunities within $6.5 Billion application in major markets.

 

  • Track emerging user experience concepts and validate for application to the HCM space

  • Tackle cross-product issues to drive consistency of solution

  • Model and iteratively test new HCM paradigms based on trend analysis

  • Participate in user research testing, create protocols and scripts, decide on proper research methodologies

  • Inspire product teams to operationalize concepts into their road maps and design cycles

LEAD UX DESIGNER  (Discovery Team) ADP (July 2017 – March 2018)

Gain insights into emerging trends and new business opportunities related to User Experience.

  • Track emerging user experience concepts and validate for application to the HCM space

  • Tackle cross-product issues to drive consistency of solution

  • Gather and synthesize insights from industry events, conferences, external analysis

  • Model and iteratively test new HCM paradigms based on trend analysis

  • Partner with product teams on testing and validating HCM applicability

  • Inspire product teams to operationalize concepts into their road maps and design cycles

SENIOR UX DESIGNER & PRODUCT LEAD ADP (March 2016 – July 2017)

Visual design UI/UX product lead designing visual aesthetics, interactions and patterns for user experiences for ADP Health Compliance and other products including web, applications, and mobile

  • Team leader managing 2 UX designers and 1 UX researcher

  • Manage UX team projects and deliverables for product owners and key stakeholders

  • Design user flows, wireframes and high fidelity prototypes for ADP responsive products

  • Deliver user journey maps and workflow solutions via Agile

  • Apply ADP’s branding and visual design language to existing and new products

  • Create data visualization dashboards for desktop applications

 

UX DESIGNER II  ADP (May 2014 – Feb 2016)

Design visual aesthetics, interactions and patterns for user experiences for ADP products including web, applications, and mobile

  • Design wireframes and high fidelity prototypes for ADP desktop and mobile products

  • Apply ADP’s branding and visual design language to existing and new products

  • Create data visualization dashboards for desktop applications

  • Ideate and innovate new patterns and interactions for users in desktop and mobile

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Education

  • University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI  BFA  Art & Communication

  • American Institute for Foreign Studies, Florence, Italy

Awards

HRO Today 2015 TekTonic Award (ADP) HRO Today TekTonic Awards recognizes innovative and disruptive technology

 

14 User Interface Design (US) utility patents  2016 Health Compliance Product (ADP) & W2 Form (ADP)

 

Corporate Award of Excellence

      2007 Top Performer Award (Pearson)

Profile

User experience (UX) design lead creating products that provide meaningful and relevant experiences to users. Expertise includes the entire process of acquiring and integrating the product, including aspects of branding, design, usability, and function. Innovative and imaginative thinker that is skilled in typography and layout for digital and print. Experienced in new and emerging digital technologies; using wireframe solutions to create user-friendly work flows for digital products. Strong presentation, interpersonal, and business communication skills with a great ability to communicate with clients and company representatives on all levels.

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