Senior UI/UX Designer
Create user-centered designs by understanding business requirements, the voice of the customer, user journeys, customer feedback, and usability findings. Quickly and iteratively create user flows, wireframes, prototypes, low and high fidelity mockups.
Garmin’s goal is to be an enduring company by creating superior products for automotive, aviation, marine, outdoor, and sports that are an essential part their customer’s lives. I’m fortunate to work along side very talented people in each Garmin market: automotive, aviation, marine, outdoor, and sports creating flows and user interface designs.
Work collaboratively with creatives, product owners, account executives, engineers and researchers to develop and improve Garmin’s digital experience for millions of customers worldwide. I work mainly on all things web, from the www experience and new websites for acquired companies and all digital assets. I also maintain and contribute to the web digital style guide that helps shape our global UI/UX experience.
On our team we focus on helping users get the most out of their Garmin digital experience through intuitive, customer-centric flows.
Sprint / Boost Mobile (Now T-Mobile)
As a UI Designer I work in Digital with the user experience team to help create the UI for the apps for the next generation of mobile websites and apps across multiple platforms: iPhone, Android and Mobile Web. We develop intuitive, usable, and engaging interactions and visual designs. We strive for the best user experience for our customers. As the android user interface (UI) designer on the UX team, I worked closely with user experience (UX) designers and other design specialists, such as researchers to help create the best experience possible for our customers. Part of my job was to make sure every page and every step a user will experience in their interaction will be the best finished product for the customer.
Art Director, Print and Web
2015 – 2017, Kansas City, MO
Under the direction of the Director of Marketing, the Art Director of Print and Web is primarily responsible for all visual design and user-ability. My position is responsible for the creation of original graphics, icons and vectors to be used online and on print marketing material. I also am responsible for the user interface, site architecture and user experience design, as well as providing direction to coders resulting in optimum design and user-ability. Implements the web design parameters, style guides and visual standards.
This role must be able to upkeep CMS and work with coders on maintaining. Establishes and produces graphic material for use in advertising and promoting online services and products. Familiar with a variety of the field’s concepts, practices, and procedures. Relies on experience and solid design judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Performs a variety of tasks. Leads and directs the work of other designers.
A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected. Art Director on the print side, working under the direction of the Director of Marketing is responsible for magazine design and layout, interact with copywriters to develop creative concepts and executions of assigned product(s). Art Director on the web side, working under the direction of the Director of Marketing is responsible for changes on CMS, template designs for eblast, updates to website to stay consistent with company and magazine. Must have a strong ability to meet deadlines.
2013 – 2015
Conceptualizes and designs for visual communication of pharmacies. Complex data and visual appeal in alignment with branding (eg, arrangement, size, type size and style, and related aesthetic concepts).Develop figures, graphs, and graphics of data for pharmaceutical presentations as well as for print in magazine articles.
Works with writers and editors directly for Elements Magazine. Expected to design cost efficient graphic designs through available mediums. Ensures the consistency of the magazine.
Designer for Elements Magazine. PBA Health’s quarterly magazine focused on the business of community pharmacy. Each issue is full of ideas, solutions, success stories and industry information designed to give pharmacies a competitive edge.
Branding of pharmaceutical packaging.
Maintains accuracy and resolves inconsistencies within documents as well as ensures accuracy of product branding/style/color palate is maintained throughout all development process.
2012 – 2013
Interact with several departments on a daily basis, first-rate time management skills are generally required. She is also typically expected to regularly communicate with editors and writers as well as media contacts and distributors.Managerial expertise is typically required for this position. An associate publisher is regularly consulted on human resource management issues and frequently required to direct the activities of printing and logistics employees. Her input is often required on strategies and issues related to her company’s publications.
Art Director / Designer
2012 – 2013
I am responsible for creating design solutions that have a high visual impact in a fast pace work environment. The role involves listening to clients and understanding their needs before making design decisions.I develop creative ideas and concepts, choosing the appropriate media and style to meet the client’s objectives.
The work demands creative flair, up-to-date knowledge of industry software and a professional approach to time, costs and deadlines.