Howdy! I'm a UX designer and web developer holding 12 years of entrepreneurial leadership experience, and my passion is helping software teams build elegant, user-centered web experiences.
Helped startup companies create awesome customer experiences and experience strategies. Organized and conducted qualitative research, including non-leading interviews and testing with participants. Built mental models based on tasks unearthed during the discovery process. Designed information architecture based on mental models. Created and presented visual designs and other recommendations for clients.
Helped grow company to 14 employees with thousands of customers in 43 countries. Primarily responsible for strategic leadership and product management. Led development and design of modwest.com, control panel, and other customer-facing tools. Designed and managed marketing campaigns, including messaging, graphic design, and analytics. Compiled financial projections, accurately predicting long term trends over the life of the company. Sold Modwest in 2012.
Designed and managed Grupthink product through all stages of development, including initial product requirements, prototyping, testing, launch, and development. Led team of 3 software developers in an agile-inspired style. Managed all other business and marketing efforts, including branding, messaging, community management, sales, product evangelism, making successful pitches to clients and funding groups. Presented to MIT Innovation Lab in 2007 and forged a two-year partnership with General Mills in 2008. Sold Grupthink in 2013.
Worked with marketing and software teams to improve usability, set standards, and design and implement web based software based on product requirements.
Worked with over 30 clients to design and build attractive, usable websites for businesses and non-profit organizations.
Double emphasis: Cartography and Town Planning. Upper level statistics and graduate-level coursework.
UX, UI Design, Product Management, Info Architecture, Mental Models, Web Dev, Mobile & Responsive Design, Community Management, Data visualization, Qualitative & Quantitative Analysis, Writing, Financial Projection, Documentation, Promotion, Presentation, Project Management, Agile Development.
HTML, CSS, JS, Ajax, PHP, JQuery, CVS, SVN, Postrgesql, MySQL, Facebook Apps & API.
Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Flash, Dreamweaver, Acrobat, Excel and OpenOffice Calc, all other MS Office and Open Office, Trac, MediaWiki, Wordpress.
Adaptive Path Alumn, 2005
NNG Usability World Tour, 2001
Started HitmanForum.com, largest fan community for the Hitman game and movie series.
Led UofM team to 1st Place (2nd individually) in Rocky Mountain/Great Plains Geography bowl, 1998.