about

In 2014, I made the switch to designing exclusively for native mobile experiences and I’ve never looked back.

I hope to continue to design and manage a team in the mobile realm. With experience in Agile, juggling multiple development teams and lines of businesses, I hope to land in an environment that encourages continuing education, fosters innovation and empowers women.

Work Experience

Android & iOS UX/UI Designer – 07.2014 to present
Capital One

Native Mobile UX/UI Designer – 08.2013 to 07.2014
Aquent

Principal/Creative Director – 01.2011 to 07.2014
Protozoa Design

Web Designer – 03.2004 to 01.2011
University of Richmond

Teaching Experience

Adjunct Professor – 01.2011 to 07.2013
Virginia Commonwealth University

  • GDES: 308 Web Page Design
  • GDES: 346 Visual Narrative I
  • GDES: 366 Visual Narrative II
  • GDES: 491 Advanced Web Design: WordPress & CMS
  • GDES: 491 Design and the Language of Interactive Media

Adjunct Instructor – 08.2011 to Spring 2012
Virginia State University

  • VCAD: Web Design I
  • VCAD: 401 Web Design II
  • VCAD: 411 Web Design III
  • ARTS 217: 3D Methods & Material
  • ARTS 207: 3D Design

Education

Master of Liberal Arts – 2010
Film Studies – University of Richmond

Bachelor of Fine Arts – 2002
Communication Design – Virginia Commonwealth University

Bachelor of Fine Arts – 1997
Crafts – Virginia Commonwealth University

Certifications

Certified Usability Analyst
Human Factors International

Certified User Experience Analyst
Human Factors International

SWaM
Small, Women- and Minority-owned Business

Memberships

AIGA
the professional association for design

Additional Skills

Sarcasm, event planning, networking, motorcycling, Muay Thai Kickboxing and pot lucks

Articles, Quotes & Features

How a New Design System Sparked Innovation at Capital One
by Margaret Rhodes
AIGA Eye on Design E-Newsletter

A Graphic Design Student’s Guide to Freelance
by Ben Hammon
Chapter 8: Tips from Professionals

Awards & Recognition

J.D. Power Award – 06.2017
Financial App

Merit Award – 2016/17 Winter Edition
Financial App
How Magazine, In-Howse Awards

Finalist – 2016
Mobile App
Fast Company’s Innovation By Design Award

Industry Star – 2015
Mobile App
8th Annual Mobile Excellence Awards

Best Payment / Banking – 2015
Mobile App
8th Annual Mobile Excellence Awards

Mobile Apps/Sites – Finance – 2015
Mobile App
2015 W3 Awards

Mobile Features – Best User Interface – 2015
Mobile App
2015 W3 Awards

Mobile Features – Best Visual Design – Aesthetic – 2015
Mobile App
2015 W3 Awards

Bronze Cannonball – 05.2013
PlanG website
The Richmond Show, Richmond Ad Club

Speaking & Workshops

Design Making at WUT – 01.2018 to present
Third Thursday Lunch Exercises
What’s Up Thursday, Capital One

Intro to Design Making – 2016 to present
Monthly Design Onboarding Workshop
One Design, Capital One

Creative Disruption – 07.2017
Full Steam Ahead Conference

Motion as Meaning Workshop – 06.2016
Full Steam Ahead Conference

Fundamentals of Typography – 12.2015
Creative Academy, Capital One

Design Community Engagement – 01.2016
What’s Up Thursday

Motion as Meaning Workshop – 09.2015
Android Summit

Continuing Your Creative Education – 07.2014
Aquent

Skeuomorphism – 12.2012
Spreecast: Design Recharge

Design Methodologies – 06.2012
Spreecast: Design Recharge

Starting a Graphic Design Business – 09.2011
AIGA VSU Student Group

Coffee Talk: Avoiding the PDF – 12.2010
AIGA Richmond

GRADE 5 – 03.2010
AIGA Richmond’s Biennial, Greater Richmond Awards in Design Excellence

Annual Members Meeting – 11.2008
AIGA Richmond

Student Meet n Greets – Fall 2008
AIGA Richmond: Virginia Commonwealth University, Piedmont Virginia Community College and Virginia State University

Annual Members Meeting – 09.2007
AIGA Richmond

Community

Co-Coordinator/Instructor – 05.2015 to present
Design Making, Capital One

Co-Founder/Coordinator – 05.2011 to 2014
The Independent Creative

Contributing Artist – 10.2012 to 01.2013
The Sketchbook Project: 2013
Art House Co-op and Brooklyn Art Library

Vice President – 08.2011 to 01.2012
AIGA Richmond

Contributing Artist – 06.2011
First International Skull Appreciation Day Invitational Exhibition
Gallery 5

Student Mentor/Advisor – 2011, 2010, 2009
CreateAThon on Campus
Virginia Commonwealth University

Contributing Artist – 10.2010 to 01.2011
The Sketchbook Project: 2011
Art House Co-op and Brooklyn Art Library

Judge – 03.2010
Annual Juried Student Show
Virginia State University

Exhibition Designer, Coordinator – 2009
AIGA Richmond

Advisory Board – 2008 to 2011
Piedmont Virginia Community College

In-House Design Task Force – 2008 to 2010
AIGA

President – 2007 to 2009
AIGA Richmond

Signage/Promotional Designer – 2007
AIGA Richmond

New Media Coordinator – 2006 to 2008
AIGA Richmond