(Abbreviated) Resume


Design & Marketing
  • Adobe Creative Suite
    Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign
  • Wireframing & Prototyping software
    Figma, Sketch, Axure, Balsamiq, InVision
  • UI/UX design
  • Front-end web design
  • Corporate branding
  • Print design & production
  • Project management
  • Marketing
    SEO, Social Media Marketing, Email Campaign Design
    Sass/SCSS, LESS, CSS Modules, PostCSS, CSS-in-JS (Aphrodite, Styled Components), CSS Custom Properties
  • Frameworks
    Tailwind, Bootstrap, Foundation, Material UI
  • Content Management
    WordPress, Drupal, Joomla, Forestry, NetlifyCMS
  • Static Sites
    Gatsby, Jekyll, Hugo
  • Programming Languages & Libraries
    JavaScript (jQuery, CoffeeScript, React), PHP, Ruby on Rails
  • Technical Skills
    Version control (git), documentation writing


MS in Communications Design

Pratt Institute

Sep 2010 – May 2012
New York, NY

  • Thesis: "Invisible Design: Improving the Reading Experience on Mobile Devices"
BFA in Advertising Design

International Academy of Design & Technology

Jul 2006 – Jun 2009
Chicago, IL

  • Summa Cum Laude
  • Alpha Beta Kappa Honor Society

Employment & Long-Term Clients

UI/UX Product Designer


Jul 2014 – present

B2B and B2C fintech company using cryptocurrency for international remittances

  • Directs user experience, branding, and design; contributes to corporate strategy, partner and investor selection, and social media marketing strategy/campaigns
  • Wireframes and prototypes user interface designs using Figma and Sketch
  • Develops front-end components and layouts for product and standalone sites using React, Bootstrap, Ruby on Rails, and Material UI; performs usability and accessibility tests
  • Manages partner technologies and integrations with platforms such as Slack and Intercom; administrates account permissions for a remote team
Adjunct Faculty, Digital Media

McHenry County College

Aug 2013 – present
Crystal Lake, IL (and remote)

Community college with cutting-edge, forward-focused digital media classes

  • Instructs design and development courses; topics include UI/UX design, responsive web design, modern web development, project management, typography, and digital asset management
  • Updated course curricula to reflect modern web practices and led the creation of the Interface Design course and syllabus
  • Contributed to Mobile Design Development Program, a leadership team that determined curriculum structure, objectives, and assessment standards for UI, UX, and mobile (iOS/Android) courses as part of MCC’s Mobile Development certificate
  • Past classes include Interface Design, Digital 2D Design, HTML & CSS, Portfolio Design, Web Fundamentals, Website Development I, and Digital Freelancing
  • Created and held Kids & College summer classes for children in 1st-9th grade
Designer & Consultant

Chicago Fair Trade

Jun 2009 – present
Chicago, IL (and remote)

Largest fair trade organization in the United States; increases support for economic and environmental justice through consumer education, advocacy, and promotion of local fair trade businesses

  • Designs and implements visual identity for annual celebrations and standalone events including World Fair Trade Day, Globalfest, holiday pop-up shop, and membership mixers; collateral typically includes event programs, invitations, posters, social media images, and print/web advertisements
  • Creates apparel, promotional stickers, large-format posters, retractable banners, and eco-friendly tumblers
  • Rebranded the organization by creating a style guide, updating CFT’s logo, and designing business cards for CFT members

Contract Work & Special Projects

Since January 2019, I have been one half of North X South, a primarily-remote web development and graphic design company that works with small businesses and non-profits. From December 2009 to January 2019, I freelanced solo as Blinding Stars.

Freelancing has allowed me to work with a multitude of technologies and hone my skills across the board; I am versatile and quick to adapt. Below is a non-exhaustive list of some of my roles:

Yoga Jen

Branding, WordPress custom theme development, WooCommerce with print-on-demand and booking/appointment integration, and print design (apparel, business cards, promo certificates)

(Security Training Companies)

Migrated a Squarespace site to a more advanced/flexible custom static site featuring event registration and checkout; adapted layout and visual styling for suite of companies

(Technology & Immigration Startup)

Developer and designer for a startup that eases transition to the American workforce; contributed to interactive budgeting, immigration timeline, and job search tools

Peace Day Chicago

Consultant for future web redesign; print design for annual event and related company featuring brochures, social media marketing, and large-format signage

Barnes and Noble

Guest Designer for Pratt’s Corporate Partnership Program on B&N's Back to Campus line; select works available online and in B&N stores summer and fall 2012

One Life Raw Juice Bar

WordPress custom theme development, content creation, and print design (apparel, business cards, wall graphics)