About

About

About

A short history

A short history

A short history

I earned my BFA degree in Graphic Design from the Rochester Institute of Technology. Six months prior to graduating in 2012, I secured a position at a leading local ad agency, focusing on web and social media campaigns for notable clients such as American Express, Bausch & Lomb, and Walmart.


Transitioning to NYC in 2015, I joined Carrot Creative, a cutting-edge creative agency owned by VICE Media. My time at Carrot involved intensive UI and UX work for their biggest clients like Activision Blizzard, NBCUniversal, and Intel, before I left to serve as the principal designer at a burgeoning start-up called Lightwell. A utility for MacOSX and iOS, Lightwell offered students and creators a platform for building interactive experiences that could publish easily on the App Store. As part of a small team of five, I took charge of everything from product design to marketing, copywriting, and technical support.

I earned my BFA degree in Graphic Design from the Rochester Institute of Technology. Six months prior to graduating in 2012, I secured a position at a leading local ad agency, focusing on web and social media campaigns for notable clients such as American Express, Bausch & Lomb, and Walmart.


Transitioning to NYC in 2015, I joined Carrot Creative, a cutting-edge creative agency owned by VICE Media. My time at Carrot involved intensive UI and UX work for their biggest clients like Activision Blizzard, NBCUniversal, and Intel, before I left to serve as the principal designer at a burgeoning start-up called Lightwell. A utility for MacOSX and iOS, Lightwell offered students and creators a platform for building interactive experiences that could publish easily on the App Store. As part of a small team of five, I took charge of everything from product design to marketing, copywriting, and technical support.

I earned my BFA degree in Graphic Design from the Rochester Institute of Technology. Six months prior to graduating in 2012, I secured a position at a leading local ad agency, focusing on web and social media campaigns for notable clients such as American Express, Bausch & Lomb, and Walmart.


Transitioning to NYC in 2015, I joined Carrot Creative, a cutting-edge creative agency owned by VICE Media. My time at Carrot involved intensive UI and UX work for their biggest clients like Activision Blizzard, NBCUniversal, and Intel, before I left to serve as the principal designer at a burgeoning start-up called Lightwell. A utility for MacOSX and iOS, Lightwell offered students and creators a platform for building interactive experiences that could publish easily on the App Store. As part of a small team of five, I took charge of everything from product design to marketing, copywriting, and technical support.

In 2018 I began working at HashiCorp. It’s been six great years so far and I’ve enjoyed growing alongside the company through its IPO and recent sale announcement to IBM.

I currently live in Brooklyn NY with my fiancé and our three wonderful cats. When i’m not at my computer you can usually find me at my other computer playing Final Fantasy XIV, taking a walk through Prospect Park, or sitting down to play a new board game.

In 2018 I began working at HashiCorp. It’s been six great years so far and I’ve enjoyed growing alongside the company through its IPO and recent sale announcement to IBM.

I currently live in Brooklyn NY with my fiancé and our three wonderful cats. When i’m not at my computer you can usually find me at my other computer playing Final Fantasy XIV, taking a walk through Prospect Park, or sitting down to play a new board game.

In 2018 I began working at HashiCorp. It’s been six great years so far and I’ve enjoyed growing alongside the company through its IPO and recent sale announcement to IBM.

I currently live in Brooklyn NY with my fiancé and our three wonderful cats. When i’m not at my computer you can usually find me at my other computer playing Final Fantasy XIV, taking a walk through Prospect Park, or sitting down to play a new board game.

Experience

HashiCorp 2018 - Present

Senior Designer

_ Lead the creation of a comprehensive design system for web marketing
_ Helped establish the visual identity of our web footprint, supporting graphics, and illustration
_ Worked closely with those from all facets of the business from product, field, sales, and product marketing
_ Helped establish a scalable, component-based visual diagram system for technical illustrations
_Developed better design ops practices to help organize and enable our team in Figma, and Asana

Lightwell 2017 - 2018

Lead Designer

_Responsible for all product design and digital marketing design

_Established relationships with power users to help improve the product
_Worked on both MacOSX and iOS apps
_Refreshed the brand’s visual identity

Carrot Creative 2014 - 2017

UI/UX Designer

_Heavy involvement in all digital experiences via user journeys, interviews, wireframes, and design specs
_Pitching work to companies like Activision Blizzard, NBCU, and Ubisoft

_Led workshops with clients during the discovery process

Brand Networks 2011 - 2015

Interactive Design Intern, Interactive Designer

_Responsible for all product and digital marketing design
_Key player in establishing

Skills

Core Skills

UI/UX Design

Web Design

Product Design

Design Systems

UI Animation

Core Skills

User Journeys

Design Ops

Branding

Illustration

Copywriting

Programs

Figma

Creative Suite

Asana

Jira

Confluence

Core Skills

Notion

DatoCMS

Vercel Previews

Heap.io Analytics

Spline

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New York City