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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.

EDUCATION 🎓
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

EXPERIENCE 📆
Every Experience Is an Opportunity To Learn & Make Friends


CarMax
Senior Product Designer

Richmond, VA
April 2017 - Present

I work on creating world class applications and web experiences for CarMax Store Associates. Everything from core functionality to complete orders or credits checks, to financing and the car's history report. Learning through discovery and one-on-one conversations with associates and consumers to make the products feel personalized.

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 Tackle each project from the mind set of our members and perspective members while also keeping the business goals in mind. Working closely with Visual Designers, CRM, Product Managers and Engineers I try to educate all team members on user experience best practices and encourage testing if the room is tore between designs.

Dollar Shave Club
Experience Designer

Los Angeles, CA
July 2015 - December 2015

Working at a start-up, my role as an Experience Designer is to create the best holistic experience for our user base. From online ordering through The Dollar Shave Club e-commerce site, developing new digital products, refining and launching new Digital platforms for content, iOS & Android applications and even focusing on packaging to keep the brand experience cohesive throughout all touch-points.

Dustin's Words
Co-Founder

Los Angeles, CA
October 2013 - Present

Our goal is to create an affordable, customizable device and platform that families can use to meet their unique communication needs. Many families who already struggle with financial burdens due to health-related issues end up spending thousands of dollars on assistive communication tools. We want to offer an alternative—a communication tool that augments a family’s daily routine by providing an easy way to say the things that matter most.

We’re also going to open source everything we do—from our code, to the 3D models, to the platform itself, so that in addition to being able to purchase a pre-assembled device, anyone can print and assemble a device of their own.

Smashing Magazine
Freelance Writer - UX

September 2014 - Present

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.

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 in car buying, car owning and game advertising.

VML
UX Intern

New York, NY
June 2013 - August 2013

Half of the time in the creative department and the rest with the UX team, I worked on multiple accounts including: Campbell’s Soup, BallPark Franks, Hillshire Farm, Ernst & Young, Xerox and did extensive work on 2 new business pitches.

Accolades 🏆
The things I've done that I'm most proud of


Awards


Digiday Award 2016
Best Brand Video Destination

Our team won this award for the re-design of Lexus's branded content platform, L-Studio. View this award on Digiday's site.


Richmond Ad Show 2014
Best-In-Show

A project of mine, Conductive Skate Photography took home Best In Show at the 2014 RAD Show Awards for creativity.


Richmond Ad Show 2014
Gold

A .60 spot we did for Tiffany & Co. Introducing the first engagement ring for men took home a Gold.


Richmond Ad Show 2013
Best-In-Show

My team and I won Best In Show for a .60 PSA spot we did for PeTa.


Publications & 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

  • Sketch    95%
  • AI Design    71%
  • E-commerce    90%
  • System & Flow Docs    90%
  • Arduino IDE + Hardware   60%
  • After Effects    90%
  • Writing User Stories    72%
  • Rapid Prototyping    95%
  • Functional Annotation Docs    98%
  • Bot Development & Design    95%
  • Remote Usability Testing    90%
  • Front-End Development    67%
  • Proto.io    92%
  • Principle App    88%
  • Product Innovation    83%
  • Responsive Web Design    84%
  • Modular Design    72%
  • Micro-Interaction Design    75%
  • Concept Development    95%

Client Experience 🍺
Some bigger clients 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
HSBC Logo

Contact Me 🔊
A few places where you can find me

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