I am a professional User Interface and User Experience Designer with a passion for high-quality design and user friendly solutions. I advocate for web standards, visually stimulating designs, and the user.
Currently I work at Exclusive Resorts in Denver, Colorado as a UX Manager where I create user experiences that users want to use while maintaining the business' goals.
In the beginning of my career, all I wanted to do was design online presences. However I quickly learned that to be a good designer, it's important to under all aspects of the web. Because of this, I've picked up a strong skill-set in online marketing and user conversion, design and usability, and front-end development. I enjoy collaborating with a talented team, but also like being able to do things from start to finish.
This is all setting goals! I start to gather information for business and project goals and conduct user surveys and interviews to have a better understanding of what the user is looking for.
Next is figuring out what the user's goals really are. By creating user segements and task flows, I gain insight to the user needs and can start to determine the best direction.
This is the fun part! I love to create prototypes (low fidelity wireframes or high fidelity interactive prototype) to see if my ideas make sense to user. The key theme to this process is test, test, and test.
Almost there! I create the visual design and finalize the design. To ensure that my designs are implemented correctly, I either do my own front-end development or work with the development team, conduct cross-device testing to ensure that the experience looks good on both desktop and mobile devices.