SKILLS

Programs: Adobe Indesign, Illustrator, Photoshop & XD, Axure, Sketch, Invision, Figma, Solidworks, Rhino, Mailchimp, Shopify, Wix, Squarespace, Microsoft Office, Google Suite, Slack, Trello

Process: User Research, Stakeholder Engagement, Storyboards, Wireframes, Prototypes, Sketching, Design Reviews, Presentations & Pitching, User Testing, User Interviews, End to End Product Design

People: Strong Leader, Active Listener, Systems Thinker, Highly Collaborative, Project Management, Storytelling, Event Planning, Relationship & Customer Management

Production: Web Design, App Design, 3D Modeling, Copywriting, Editing, Digifab, Woodworking & Fabrication, Model & Mold Making, Building & Construction

EXPERIENCE

Design Team Lead at Barn2Door · February 2020 - October 2020

  • Managed team of 5 designers creating custom websites, brand kits and email templates for hundreds of small & midsize farm customers; providing feedback and leadership to the team, updating processes and presenting to executive team on behalf of department

  • Designed cored features of e-commerce product that shipped to hundreds of thousands of users

  • Designed automated intake system to guide customers through the design process in a simple and efficient manner

  • Created template website designs and wireframes for customers to choose from

  • Designed and presented over 125 custom websites and brand kits to customers

UX Designer at Democracy Lab (Volunteer) · September 2019 - March 2020

  • Designing wireframes and high fidelity prototypes of both web and mobile interfaces

  • Creating promotional material for events

Freelance Designer at Creative Circle · September 2019 - January 2020

  • Contract design for UX, Web, Graphics, Packaging and Product design

Director of The Good Food Collective at Headwater Food Hub · January 2018 - June 2019

  • Redesigned subscription products and membership program to increase retention and revenue

  • Implemented and improved UX of online ordering platform based on user testing and research

  • Managed operations, customer service and supply teams to improve web ordering, mobile, delivery and retail experience

  • Worked with site hosts and local business partners to grow membership, sales and outreach

  • Managed all marketing, communications, events, and brand partnerships GFC program

Director of Design & Marketing at Headwater Food Hub · June 2016 - June 2019

  • Rebranded Headwater Food Hub and created style guides, marketing materials, collateral and packaging

  • Designed digital products and programs to optimize value proposition, customer experience, market disruption and creative use of resources in an agile environment

  • Improved user experience of online ordering and inventory management systems

  • Hosted dozens of events and managed collaborations with local businesses, brands and artists

UX Designer at the SALT Lab, Syracuse University · January - June 2016

  • Created wireframes, click through prototypes, style guides, icons and use case scenarios for indoor mapping research project.

Co-Founder, Designer at Design to Table · September 2014 - November 2016

  • Launched, funded and ran a startup design firm that provided Branding & UX design and marketing services, as well as creating innovative business models for local farms, food startups and makers

Design Research Assistant at KBL Studios · January - June 2015

  • Gathered and analyzed qualitative and quantitative data on new forms of technology in higher education learning environments

 

EXHIBITIONS & AWARDS
Founder & Director at Milkhaus Studios · August 2012 - Current

  • Inspired by the design & craft philosophy of the Bauhaus, converted several old barns in Vermont into a multimedia gallery and makerspace. In 2020 we will host our 8th annual art + design festival, drawing dozens of artists, hundreds of visitors and vendors.

Outstanding Senior Design Year Award at Syracuse University College of VPA · May 2016

RvD Idea Award at Syracuse University Whitman School of Management · May 2015 & May 2016

  • Awarded grant funding in startup competition 2 years in a row for innovative sustainable business concepts

Exhibitor at International Contemporary Furniture Fair with Syracuse University · June 2015

Fast Forward Grant at Syracuse University · May 2014

  • Won competitive grant to design and build new outdoor furniture on Syracuse University campus. Design also featured in international contest and exhibit by Design Museum Boston in 2013.

 

EDUCATION
B.I.D. - Bachelors of Industrial & Interaction Design at Syracuse University · August 2011 - May 2016

  • Minor in IDS (Information Technology, Design, and Startups) from iSchool of Information Studies 

  • Magna Cum Laude

  • Dean’s List every semester