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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.

 

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-centered flow maps

  • Interaction design principles

  • WCAG 2.0 accessibility standards

  • Prototyping/workflows

  • Emerging digital trends.      

     

Skills

(MAC experience) Sketch, Adobe Creative Cloud (UXD), Axure RP, Mural, InVision, Invision Studio, Principal, Balsamiq, Omnigraffle, iRise Studio, InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Acrobat Professional, Microsoft Office, SEO, social media reach & paperless workflow solutions, Keynote,  Knowledge of After Effects, Flash, Dreamweaver, HTML5, CSS3, 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’

  • 6 User Interface Design US patents pending (2016)

  • Certified Healthcare Reform Specialist (2016)

  • Emerging Leadership Program (ELP) Graduate (2016)

 

Experience

LEAD UX DESIGNER (Workforce Now) ADP (April 2018 – Present)

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

—   Partner with product teams on testing and validating HCM applicability

—   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

 

ART DIRECTOR   Graphics Connection Agency (May 2013 – Apr 2014)

Design and develop print and digital designs for Pharmaceutical companies (Novo Nordisk, Supernus)­­­

 

CREATIVE DIRECTOR   Pearson/Prentice Hall  (2011 – 2012)
Manage design group consisting of 4 art directors.

  • Motivate and energize design group to pioneer new designs

  • Plan proactively for integrating instructional design, digital ePub apps, and print

  • Research and develop new digital technologies for ebooks, web, print, automation, content management, and marketing

 

MANAGER OF DESIGN DEVELOPMENT   Pearson/Prentice Hall (2005 – 2011)

Manager design development team, consisting of 5 art directors.   

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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

 

6 User Interface Design (US) utility patents  2016 Health Compliance Product (ADP) patents pending

 

New York Book Show/Bookbinders Guild Award

      2012 — Merit College Publishing Book Cover Design: Human Development

      2011 — 1st College Publishing Book Cover Series Design: Political Science Series and 2nd Design: On Cooking

      2008 — 2nd College Publishing Book Design: Thinking Mathematically

      2005 — 1st College Publishing Book Design: Plant Biology        

      2004 — 1st College Publishing Book Design: Thinking Mathematically

 

Boston Book Show/Bookbinders Guild Award

      2011—1st College Publishing Book Cover Design: Think Sociology 2012 edition

 

Corporate Award of Excellence

      2007 Top Performer Award (Pearson)

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