Resume

Work History

Kin + Carta, Chicago 

UX Research Consultant, 2017 - present

Bringing User Research and Agile coaching to Kin + Carta's clients. Supporting and empowering clients' success to create a collaborative and multidisciplinary development environment focused on producing human-centered solutions in industries such as:

Logistics
Collaborating with client teams to reimagine how a distribution company supports their representatives, branches, fleet workers, and suppliers to provide a seamless customer experience.

Agriculture
Helping to evolve AgTech to support all growers to succeed with tools that push the envelope of what was previously thought possible.

Insurance
Supporting major B2C and B2B providers evolve how they communicate, to better meet user needs, and grow clientele.

Finance
Experience in both banking and trading, to bring Agile and user-centric processes to corporate cultures supporting a human-centered modernization.

Other achievements include:

Voice of the Employee

Spearheading an initiative to provide a voice for employees and provide ways for leadership to make employee-centered decisions.

FWD NYC 2019 & Chicago 2019
Providing Research, Design, and Creative Direction to industry events showcasing the next by developing experiences using IoT, AI, Image Recognition, and Elasticsearch.

DESIGNATION, Chicago

Designer in Residence, 2016-17

Managing a UX cohort leading daily standups, providing creative direction, and feedback on UX methodologies.

UX Designer, 2016

Collaboratively working with UX teammates from kickoff to final handoff, putting UX methodologies into practice to provide businesses such as Chicago startup incubator, 1871 with user-centered solutions.

Chicago Public Schools, Chicago

Teacher, Department Chair, Arts Liaison, 2010-16

Developing arts curriculum and programming from scratch for multiple levels, encompassing traditional techniques to exploring the intersections between computer science and the arts.

Education

​Nielsen Norman Group

UXR Certificate, 2018

UX Certificate, 2018

Jacqueline B. Vaughn Graduate School

Credits in Teaching Reading Strategies, 2012

University of Illinois at Chicago

BFA Degree in Art Education, cum laude, 2010

Recognitions

Sales Bonus Award supporting Sales to sign an account worth over $30M, 2020

Waaves Case Study Publication to Prototypr.io, 2017

Roin Family Award & School Faculty Prize for Art Education, 2010

Talent Tuition Award, 2009

Fabretto Product Design Award, UIC, 2007

Giving Back

Volunteer work with Chicago French Bulldog Rescue Center and PAWS

AIGA UX Mentor leading a group of designers to explore a prompt

Development of a Makerspace program for CPS students in partnership with

the Museum of Science and Industry

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