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It's Resume Time🏄

The Where & What

Below you'll find a past and current employment as well as brands I've worked with, accolades and my technical skill sets and proficiency.

CarMax Senior Manager, Product Designer Richmond, VA April 2021 - Present As an evolution to my existing role, I no longer support a single product team, but instead lead designers in multiple verticals within the product org. Stretching between the capabilities group and retail group, I help bridge the gap between enterprise architecture, product strategy and design in hopes to drive innovation and enablement for product teams to experiment and move the user experience forward.

CarMax Lead Product Designer Richmond, VA September 2019 - April 2021 In this role, I Lead Product Design in the Checkout and Self Progression Product Group. Within this group, I help designers and their teams on various opportunity areas and products ranging from .com to associate facing. Core responsibilities of this role are; to oversee design, help craft long-term business strategy with leadership, ensure consistency, bridge communication and align designers in different product groups, advocate for the customer, stay current and educate others on best practices in discovery and design, and facilitate workshops across the org.

CarMax Senior Product Designer Richmond, VA April 2017 - September 2019 I work across and lead collaboration between multiple product teams in the online checkout (e-commerce) space. My team is driving innovate with alternate delivery options and bringing all purchase capabilities online for the customer. I am responsible for all forms of product discovery, aligning stakeholders on product strategy, executing production ready designs and specs and helping to craft the long term vision of CarMax. All while helping to evolve our design system and delivering quality and delightful experiences to our customers to meet their ever changing needs and expectations.

Dollar Shave Club Senior Experience Designer Los Angeles, CA December 2015 - April 2017 As a Sr. Experience Designer working at Dollar Shave Club I lead large roadmap projects, lead UX for the entire consumer facing e-commerce web platform, lead various business innovation initiatives and help challenge the norms of traditional e-commerce platforms. I help craft the holistic brand experiences throughout all touch points of our subscription customers. I ideate, design and polish new features for existing digital properties, and conceptualizing new products and digital experiences.

Dollar Shave Club Experience Designer Los Angeles, CA July 2015 - December 2015 As an experience designer at Dollar Shave Club, I help craft the holistic brand experiences throughout all touch points of our subscription customers. I ideate, design and polish new features for existing digital properties, and conceptualizing new products and digital experiences.

Team One USA Experience Designer Los Angeles, CA June 2014 - July 2015 Working on Lexus, Lexus Dealers Association, 2K Games and various internal projects my role is to ensure the end user has the best possible interaction with the brand across all digital and physical touch points.

VML UX Intern New York, NY June 2013 - August 2013 I was brought in as an Art Direction intern, but I worked half of the time in the creative department, and the other half with the UX team. In my short internship, I worked on multiple accounts including: Campbells Soup, BallPark Franks, Hillshire Farm, Ernst & Young, Xerox and did extensive work on 2 new business pitches.

I'm a life-long learner

Graduate VCU Brandcenter 2014 Masters in Business / Experience Design & Branding

Undergraduate Virginia Commonwealth University 2012 Bachelors in Mass Communications - Creative Advertising & Art Direction

Other Stuff 📖
Publications and speaking

"After Effects In A UX Workflow" Smashing Magazine June 2015 We all aim to be as agile as possible in today’s fast-paced web design world, while also remaining thoughtful of the end user and those we work with. After Effects is a great tool that enables us to quickly visualize and test robust animation patterns throughout a web design, share those with the development team and clients, and even test variants with users to get quick validation on a design before it goes into production. Read the article

Keynote Speaker Global Accessibility Awareness Day LA May 2015 At this event, we revealed our new Indiegogo campaign for Dustin's Words and told our new company's accessibility story.

Session Speaker Accessibility Camp At Linkedin February 2015 I was invited to speak at LinkedIn for the 2nd annual Accessibility Camp Bay Area about Innovation, design and technology in physical product accessibility.

Session Speaker Accessibility Camp LA December 2014 This event was held at Belkin HQ in LA and I shared a session in where we spoke about innovating accessibility through products.

"A User-Centered Design Case Study" Smashing Magazine December 2014 Freelance writing for Smashing Magazine allows me to output articles that express my process, concepts in the realm of UX, case studies and share my experience with others on a highly trafficked web-magazine. Read the article

Featured Article Hackaday + Arduino Blog August 2014 A few of my physical computing projects were featured on these very influential tech IOT websites. Read the article

Skills Sets 🛠
Red % = Proficiency out of 100

  • Communication & Leadership    90%
  • Product Strategy    72%
  • Service Design    83%
  • Product Innovation    83%
  • Conversation Design    71%
  • E-commerce    90%
  • System & Flow Docs    90%
  • After Effects    90%
  • Rapid Prototyping    95%
  • Visual Design Spec Docs    98%
  • Design System Creation    90%
  • Remote Usability Testing    90%
  • Front-End Development    67%
  • Sketch    95%
  • Proto.io    92%
  • Principle App    88%
  • Responsive Web Design    84%
  • Modular Design    72%
  • Micro-Interaction Design    75%
  • Concept Development    95%

Brand Experience 🍺
Some of the larger brands I've worked with

Campbells Soup Logo
2K Logo
Team One Logo
Lexus Logo
Ballpark Franks Logo
Drink-Up Organization Logo
Dollar Shave Club Logo
Hillshire Farms Logo
Pimco Logo
Dustin's Words Logo
LDA Logo

Contact Me 🔊
A few places where you can find me

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