Parsons, The New School for Design, New York, NY
Part-time Assistant Professor, August 2016 - Present
Teaching two courses per year at the Design and Technology MFA program. Topics include design process and research methods, evaluation of enabling technologies, and developing prototyping skills.
Lesley University, Cambridge, MA
Part-time Faculty and Course Designer, January 2017 - Present
Designed History of Interface, a core course for the new online BS degree in Design for User Experience. Also teaching course on Elements of Interface.
The Barbarian Group, New York, NY
January 2014 - September 2017
User experience lead for Samsung account. Managed a team of interaction designers. Played a key role in growing the business from website marketing and maintenance to large-scale product design projects. Partnered with Google ATAP on user research for wearable technology.
technekai, New York, NY
User Experienct Consultant, September 2008 - Present
- IBM: Developed online publishing and events platform for thought leadership in technology and business.
- Kaplan Financial Education: Systematic redesign of consumer and business websites spanning thousands of pages.
- The Lego Group: Created concepts for a digital storytelling application and worked on the redesign of Lego Digital Designer, a 3D modeling and virtual robotics software.
- Sesame Workshop: Designed and directed user experience for all digital media projects, from sesamestreet.org to games and iPhone apps, e-book interfaces to research projects, across all brands, audiences, and platforms.
IconNicholson, New York, NY
Associate Creative Director, September 2008 - August 2009
Led user experience team in development of creative vision for redesign of the National Gallery of Art’s website. Project included research, concepting, and collaborating with stakeholders to articulate their strategy for a digital media platform that would redefine the 21st century museum experience.
R/GA, New York, NY
Senior Interaction Designer, September 2003 - September 2006
Lead interaction designer for Nike and Target digital advertising accounts. Responsibilities included design of content, structure, and functionality of interactive web and mobile experiences. Contributed creative concepts and strategy for clients such as Nokia, Intel, McDonald’s Levi’s, Verizon.
Brown University Electronic Writing Fellowship 2006-2008
Cannes Lions 2006
Nike iD in Times Square Bronze, Ambient: Stunts and Live Advertising
Target Design for All Bronze, E-Commerce
New York Festivals Interactive Awards 2005
Nikewomen.com Gold World Medal in E-Commerce
Black Belt (Shodan), 2012, Aikido, Shin-Budo Kai
Master of Fine Arts, 2008, Literary Arts Program, Brown University
Master of Professional Studies, 2003, Interactive Telecommunications Program, New York University
Bachelor of Science, 2001, Cognitive Science and Digital Art, State University of New York at Buffalo