2006Savannah College of Art and Design
BFA in Interactive Design and Game Development
Graduated with honors, magna cum laude, with accumulative GPA of 3.85; Received the undergraduate Outstanding Academic Achievement Award, May 2006
2018 - currentVentera Corporation
Sr. UX Designer
2013 - 2018ETS Corporation/Elevon - Ashburn, VA
Lead Graphic Designer
Product design and development of ETS’s core products, sites, and brand that is used by over 16k merchants throughout the US. Work in an agile environment with product owners, developers, project managers, and testers throughout of the project life cycle. Led and conducted extensive user research, competition analysis, and sprints for adding or improving features. Establishment of media kit, design patterns, libraries, and other assets used by the Tech team. Conceptualized, wireframed, designed, and prototyped responsive user-centered web and mobile applications (iOS and Android) for payment solutions and ecommerce, marketing, and landing pages. Created low fidelity layouts and high fidelity design comps throughout the EMoney product suite. Built and updated mockups and prototypes using the latest web standards. Introduced new design collaboration tools (Sketch, Adobe Xd, InVision and Avocode) in the team workflow. Shipped 1 terminal interface, 4 mobile apps, and 1 1 full web products.
2010 - 2013Fairfax County Public Schools
Media and Training Specialist
Created and developed the Graphics for the Web & Photoshop for Web Design classes at FCPS for adult learners. Content includes standard web graphics principles, wireframe, layouts, grids, and coding in HTML5 and CSS3. Taught FCPS staffers how to use the Adobe Creative Suite. Was awarded the Excellent Performance Recognition in IT Training Services within DIT Media & Training Services, Feb 2012.
2004 - CurrentFiretako LLC
Designed logos, book layouts, graphics for web pages, print media, mobile devices, and more. Create digital illustration, art assets for mobile games, and hand drawn graphics with traditional medium.