Curriculum Vitae (CV)
Consulted, coached, or provided workshops for various design system teams at companies including Amazon, Blend, Cardstack, Deloitte, Delta, IBM, Justworks, Mass.gov, Panasonic, Pfizer, Spotify, Upwork, W3C Web Accessibility Initiative, Webflow, etc. Some projects were in collaboration with Deloitte, Superfriendly, Nine Labs, Group of Humans, Josh Silverman, and Vineet Thapar.
Managed a global team of design and developer advocates focused on educating and supporting both the internal and external design and developer community using Google’s Material Design, their tooling, and Google fonts.
Grew a team from 2 designers to 5 across Design Systems, Accessibility, Visual Design, and Mobile Foundations — within a year. Leading a team that has focused on shipping user-facing features, including dark mode, start times, wayfinding, messaging, accessibility, and more. Elevating internal processes by establishing design tokens and improving crit rotations. Leading Asana Design Quality definition and rubric. Presenting to the external community.
Starting as a contract designer and then moving to full-time, I led and product-managed the design systems and operations for AWS’s Honeycode, a no-code app builder. Responsibilities included documentation, providing creative, interaction, and visual design direction, frontend development, and working with engineers on UI code best practices, accessibility, design tooling distribution, and more.
Taking on a larger role as Lead Designer, I led the information architecture, design, and development for the design system. I also partnered with other designers to adopt the system. I continued evangelism efforts internally and externally.
Moved to the core team to work on design systems across various products. Worked closely with other product designers to standardize and document the design language and specifications for mobile and web application designs. Helped invent design tokens, which became adopted by the industry as a best practice for scaling design in a system. Pitched the design system to engineering and design leadership stakeholders and got buy-in. With the Lightning Design System funded and a team formalized, I received a title change to clarify my role. I conducted design systems work (which included UX design, visual design, front-end development, and documentation). I drafted the team vision and charter and worked closely with our team’s people manager on planning and presenting our goals to the organization. Also led the UX organization’s evangelism and outreach efforts, including being the Editor-in-chief for the team blog, the admin for the social media accounts, organizer of various meet-ups and conference sponsorships, writing, speaking, and coaching both internal and external people on best practices using the design system.
On a small design team of 3, I worked on a product called Do which was a social productivity product. Because we were a small team, I was product designer, marketing designer, and web developer. I led the Android app design. I also created the style guide for the marketing website and web application, as well as guided the engineering team on CSS best practices. Additionally, I led some of the design features for the iPhone application. Prior to hiring a marketing designer, I took on those projects which included our assets for the app/play stores, social media channels, and microsites for our marketing videos. This product, owned by Salesforce, was sunset in 2014. The domain name was sold, so the Do that exists today is not the same product.
Design and frontend development. I designed screens for pricing and sign up flows and the mobile app. I also supported internal design needs such as graphic design for Dodgeball uniforms and a company party invitation. I was the first woman in a product-focused role at the company.
I led the in-house user experience design, visual design, and frontend Sass development for the AppCloud experience. I developed a coded living style during the early days of this practice.
I provided design and front-end web development for various company products and client projects, including the ABC Nightline iPad and Twitter-stream microsite, the Disney iPhone app, 50 People One Question, and more.
I produced visual and interaction designs in-house for various features for the online shopping experience. This included the Mac configurator, the Cart and Checkout experience, the Sign In/Create Account flows, the iPhone purchase with mobile carrier sign-up flows, education landing pages, and more. I also designed and documented a style guide for the team.
I led the CSS architecture in-house for the remodel project, moving the entire online experience to web standards. I also maintained and documented front-end best practices in a style guide.
Interactive web designer and frontend web developer for clients including NuVasive, Medtronic, FedEx, Posh Pattern, and more.
Part-time web designer/developer for websites, business cards, and other printed materials for clients, including Emerge Memphis, Germantown Day Spa, etc.
In-house designer and developer for brochures, branded merchandise and gifts, company newsletter, stationery, large-scale graphics for trade show booths, company vehicles, and the intranet website.
Design and development for various clients, including Lausanne Collegiate School and Memphis Area Transit Authority.
Provided design and front-end development for client projects for a leading Memphis agency. This included creating style guides documenting design and code. Clients included the American Contract Bridge League, FedEx, International Paper, Anita Kerr, etc.
Taught Adobe Photoshop and digital art concepts to inner-city girls in two age groups: 12–14 and 15–18.
Supported tuition and living expenses through work study roles, including reception/administration, computer lab technician, and web development tutor for students.