I work tirelessly to develop the skills that take an idea from concept to launch. This learning process never stops. My focus today is on creating the best user experiences possible.

Sep 2021 - Current
Master UX Designer - Deloitte Transactions and Business Analytics, LLP

Focused on all phases of the design process including user research, copywriting, wireframing, prototyping, visual design, interaction design, and usability testing. This hands-on role supports ideation and cross-functional collaboration. Tasked with taking new ideas from concept to implementation across DTBA’s E-Discovery Solutions Center.

Mar 2021 - Sep 2021
Sr UX/UI Designer - Conexess Group, LLP (Deloitte Contract)

User experience designer for the E-Discovery Solutions Center team. Within three months of a four month contract, we had re-envisioned five core reports built using Microsoft Power BI, proposed and drafted three new dashboards that were added to the backlog, and created a PBI style guide aligned with Deloitte brand standards to be utilized organization-wide.

Aug 2018 - Jun 2020
President - Nelix, Inc.

Created a culture of inclusion to improve communication, development processes, and support the transition to a remote workplace. Moved to a cloud-based network and development environment powered by AWS. Reduced expenses by 48%.

Implemented custom agile method and championed design thinking to better plan, track, and deliver user-centric solutions. Reinforced the importance of leading with design. Established organizational values: Be Smart. Be Dependable. Be Kind.

2008 - 2018
Marketing Director, UX/UI Designer - Nelix Transax, LLC

Implemented SEO strategy to drive inbound leads. Utilized web analytics to identify and validate an opportunity to reposition the brand to focus on an under-served integration market for software engineers.

Designed interface for a web-based admin and mobile app for a cashless payment gateway technology that grew to 160 partnerships with 3,200 active merchants processing over 670,000 transactions and $90 million dollars per month.

2010 - 2020
Art Director, UX/UI Designer - Nelix, Inc.

Product and interface designer for a SaaS start-up that utilizes cloud data to power parking equipment for over 700 garages nationwide with 2,000 IoT parking heads.

Designed WebACETM user interface for an award-winning background screening platform that screened 3.8 million individuals using over 7,000 partnerships in 2019.

Re-designed interface for a web-based commercial real estate lease management system for Blue Cross Blue Shield that controls over 400 properties across 5 states.

Lead designer for an e-commerce storefront for an outdoor tactical gear distributor that added $1.6 mil in sales the first year and $2.4 mil the next. Established an email campaign that generated an additional $300k in revenue per year. Re-designed a 300+ page printed product catalog from scratch.

Aug 2008
Master of Business Administration, Roosevelt University

Attended night school as I worked full-time. Studied Marketing and acquired the business acumen needed to influence and communicate more effectively with strategic leaders.

Location: Chicago/Schaumburg, IL Campus
Program: Marketing

2001 - 2010
Web Designer, Graphic Designer, Front-end Developer - Nelix, Inc.

Visual design, front-end development, support and maintenance for over 150 websites and web-based systems. Collaborated with diverse team that included software engineers and various levels of client personnel. Worked with small to medium-sized companies, start-ups, and non-profit organizations.

Sep 2002
Bachelor of Fine Arts , Northern Illinois University

The Time Arts program was dedicated to interaction design: web design, multimedia, motion, and video. For three years, I worked as the Graphic Design Manager and later the Design Advisor for the Norther Star, a daily newspaper with a 30,000 circulation.

Location: DeKalb, IL
Program: Time Arts (Interactive Design)