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User Experience Designer

Deque Systems, Inc. | June 2015 – May 2018

  • Lead design for multiple B2B web applications, focused on accessibility
  • Worked with an agile team to implement and test user interface solutions
  • Planned and performed user research with clients and other potential users
  • Created and maintained a user research recruitment database
  • Wrote blog posts and spoke at conferences about accessibility-focused design

Contract Web and UX Designer

Self-employedJanuary 2014 – July 2015

Performed user research, usability analyses, and website design for a variety of individuals and small businesses. Clients included:

  • Stovall Entertainment, LLC – Ypsilanti, MI
  • Highlands 460 Covenant Community – Centennial, CO
  • Janet Hamilton, Fine Artist – Everett, WA
  • Seventh Street Studio – Birmingham, MI

Design and Technical Consultant

University of Michigan School of InformationJanuary – May 2015

  • Advised students in a graduate-level design course on project management, design considerations, and technical considerations
  • Assisted students with technical implementation for projects (specifically using WordPress)
  • Taught workshop on WordPress design and development

User Experience Research Consultant

University of Michigan Library | March – April 2014

  • Worked with librarians to define research goals and recruit participants
  • Moderated usability tests for a library-based online learning tool
  • Collated results and presented to library stakeholders

User Experience Design Intern

University of Michigan Medical School | October 2012 – April 2013

  • Worked with an agile team to create solutions for web applications used by doctors, staff and medical students in the University of Michigan health system
  • Performed user research on existing and future applications and ideas
  • Created a style guide for a small suite of web applications

Assistant Instructional Technologist

University of Michigan Library | October 2011 – March 2015

  • Assisted students, staff and faculty in learning and using design software, Microsoft Office, and bibliographic management systems
  • Assisted librarians and other instructional technologists in giving software and technology workshops
  • Wrote and edited library guides for using design and media editing software


CPWA (Certified Professional in Web Accessibility)

International Association of Accessibility Professionals | 2018

Masters of Science in Information

University of Michigan – Ann Arbor, MI | 2011 – 2013
Specialized in Human Computer Interaction

Bachelor of Arts

Whitman College – Walla Walla, WA | 2003 – 2007