CREATIVE DIRECTION & DESIGN
Vice President of Creative
August 2017 to Present
Notable Clients: Spotify, Dell Boomi, Nickey Kehoe, EnTribe
Lead the creative team alongside the founders of Manual Labor in projects and processes that support internal operations and clients projects alike:
Lead and direct the creative and Ux teams in the development of successful end to end web experiences
Facilitate client workshops through all stages of the project lifecycle with a focus on Design Thinking and Agile practices
Built a practice where Manual Labor teams design and develop design systems for client and internal projects
Articulate a strong point of view and ability to help nurture creative ideas to client’s internal and external users
Proactive in steering best practices on client projects and internal teams by being sharing best practices
Coach teams with an eye toward agile approaches in Kanban and Scrum
Work with the internal Manual Labor team to develop internal practices and processes across operational and design disciplines
Contribute toward department growth of the Manual Labor team
Senior User Experience/Design Lead
February 2017 to August 2018
User Experience and Design lead on a team using design thinking, user research, user experience, and service design to close the gap between customer expectations and the experiences delivered.
TEACHING AND FACILITATION
Design Thinking Co-Creator and Facilitator
August 2017 to August 2018
Facilitation Topics: Blockchain Food Supply, Weather Channel App Features, IBM Journey Systems
Facilitate working sessions with teams to develop an understanding of the user-need through design thinking practices and techniques.
Employ design thinking methods to help organizations reframe goals that put users first to provide long-term, results-driven solutions.
Visual Design Instructor
May 2015 to Present
Classes Taught and Curriculum Written for: Visual Design (part time), Prerequisite work for User Experience Immersive Course, Visual Design 101 Primer Course
Educating up and coming creatives through best practice design principals and applications. Curriculum includes lessons in composition, color theory, typography, art direction as well as foundations in industry standard design tools such as Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator.
Responsible for writing online Visual Design pre-work course for General Assembly's User Experience Immersive program. This course allows User Experience students to learn the foundations that are vital to design.
Responsible for writing curriculum for a pilot Visual Design 101 primer course. This course allows prospective students to see if Visual Design is right for them.
TOOLS & APPLICATIONS
Agile Tools & Methodologies
Experience working in both Kanbon and SCRUM agile methodologies.
Experience working with Trello boards.
UX & Design Tools
Adobe Creative Suite, Sketch, InVision
HTML Editors/Content Management
Wordpress, Squarespace, Webflow
Analytics and Consumer Experience
Google Analytics, HotJar, Crazy Egg,
ForeSee Consumer Experience Analytics
Professional Business Applications
Microsoft Office Suite of Applications
Experience both as an art director and photographer
The Design Gym
Design Thinking Bootcamp
The School of Visual Arts, Continuing Education
Introduction to Architecture/Information Design
Interaction Design and Strategy Workshop
The College of New Jersey, BFA