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Résumé

I'm currently not seeking employment opportunities.

However, feel free to check out my LinkedIn profile, where you can find my latest experience info and send me a message.

Recruitment offers and other inquiries for employment will be received, but due to time limitations, I will not respond to correspondence regarding employment until I'm actively seeking new opportunities. Thank you!

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Experience

Senior HCI Engineer Jan 2015 present

Charles Stark Draper Laboratory, Not-for-profit R&D, Cambridge, MA

  • On various mobile and web projects, responsible for all efforts relating to the design of the user interface: researching user needs, aligning team members, and defining an effective design through rapid prototyping.
  • Principle contributor on various designs relating to print, digital, and communication.
  • Proactively designed and built custom user research tools, augmenting team members’ capability.

Product Designer Jan 15–Feb 16 & Jul 18–Mar 19 (part-time)

Bridge for Billions, Social impact startup, Pittsburgh, PA

  • Re-designed a platform to support collabor­­ative idea exploration.
  • Built and iterated on interactive prototypes.
  • Established design guidelines for future work.

UX Designer & Developer Jan 2014 Aug 2014

Saxton Horne Communications, Advertising agency, Salt Lake City, UT

  • Designed information architecture, wireframes, and interactive prototypes for several client websites.
  • Developed front-end website.

UX Developer Oct 2013–Aug 2014

Kinpoint, Inc., Social network startup, Provo, UT

  • Designed and constructed narrative prototype which contributed to defining product vision, unifying stakeholders and team efforts, and communicating to prospective investors.

Sr. Software Engineer, 2007 (intern) & 2008–2013 (full-time)

Motorola Solutions, Inc., Fortune 500, Salt Lake City, UT

  • Proactively conceptualized, designed, and built a tool for data simulation that management said “proved to be invaluable” for diagnosing performance, discovering bugs, and demonstrating features.

Education

Human-Computer Interaction, M.S. Carnegie Mellon University 2015

Computer Science, B.S. Business Management, Minor Brigham Young University 2008

Awards

Student Design Competition 2015

ACM Computer-Human Interaction (CHI) Conference Seoul, Korea

  • Designed a platform empowering refugees to help each other acclimate to their host country.
  • Awarded 2nd place out of 70 submissions by international panel of judges.
  • Work published and displayed at ACM CHI Conference.

Web Analytics Competition, 2007

Omniture (acquired by Adobe Inc.), Provo, UT

Presentation of redesign recommendations for an e-commerce site based on analysis of usage data was awarded 2nd place by founders of Omniture.

Skills

  • Human-centered Research
    • Interviews
    • Contextual Inquiry
    • Design Probes
    • Survey Design
    • Speed Dating
    • Usability Testing
    • Workshop Creation & Facilitation
  • Interaction Design
    • Page Flows
    • Information Architecture Wireframing
    • Low- & High-Fidelity Prototyping
    • Animation
    • Microinteractions
    • Data Visualization
  • Communication
    • Print Design
    • Diagramming
    • Storyboarding
    • Sketching & Drawing
    • Video Scripting & Editing
    • Photography
    • Design Specifications
  • Code
    • React, Javascript
    • Mapbox
    • HTML, SVG
  • Tools
    • Sketch
    • Omnigraffle
    • Adobe Creative Suite
  • Collaboration
    • Confluence
    • Agile
  • Language
    • Mandarin Chinese