Work Experience
Independent Consultant : 2006 - 2007 : User Experience Design & Information Architecture

I have provided user experience and interactive expertise for a variety of clients including Disney, Citrix, Discovery Channel, SAP, Verizon, Sun, the New York Post, Reader's Digest, Rachael Ray Magazine, and Suzuki.

Yahoo!: 2005 - 2006 : Senior User Interface Designer

While at Yahoo!, I worked on applications to bridge the web, desktop and mobile. I participated in several photos projects and also created templates, documents and processes to ensure improved engineering, marketing and design collaboration. I also engaged in extensive user testing and research and provided guidance and leadership to a team of visual designers.

Opsware : 2003 - 2005 : Senior Designer

Opsware is a leading provider of enterprise software for data center automation. As a Senior Interface Designer, I worked primarily on the Opsware flagship Server Automation System (SAS) product. My tasks included developing user flows and information architecture, performing user research, user testing and providing detailed user interfaces for both web and java based desktop applications. I also provided project management for e-learning initiatives.

Openwave : 2003 : Senior User Interface Designer

Developed information architecture, user interface, user flows and UI specifications documents for a web and wireless calendar application. Wrote marketing requirements documents, created sitemap, user flow diagrams, user interface graphics and accompanying documentation.

Embrace Networks : 2002 : User Interface Designer

Developed user interface for a java based web application. This application provides management control for up to millions of internet enabled devices. Also created marketing materials, demos, a flash auto-run application, icons and documentation.

3Com : 2001 : Information Architect & User Experience Designer

Redesigned the Partner and Reseller site for 3Com, a large manufacturer of computer, internet and electronics parts. Performed preliminary research and ongoing usability testing. Developed all information architecture, user flows, sitemaps, page layouts, style sheets and guide, web design elements and navigation for this extensive site.

Paraform : 2000 - 2001 : Site Architect/Senior User Interface Designer

Built UI for a web collaboration application using an oracle/xml/jsp structure and for a desktop 3D design application targeted at the aerospace and automobile industries. Also acted as UI designer and art director for various other media projects including flash presentations, as well as other print and web marketing collateral.

E*TRADE : 1999: International UI Designer

Designed web guidelines and UI for E*TRADE international sites. Developed UI standards, page layouts, navigation, copy and typographical treatments, animations, and buttons and icons. Conducted international usability research with E*TRADE customers from Europe and Asia. : 1998 - 1999 : Merchandising Manager

Responsible for all merchandising on e-commerce site renting DVDs online. Responsibilities included program management for business development strategies, marketing promotions and ongoing website merchandise scheduling. Also managed sweepstakes, outbound emails, and studio relationships. Provided usability guidelines, editorial direction and materials for web publishing team.

Netscape : 1997 - 1998 : Project Manager

Managed several sites on the Netscape home site. Responsibilities included coordinating and managing website team; overseeing partner relations; building marketing, branding and ad campaigns; implementing graphical and content changes to sites; designing, launching and implementing feedback from user experience testing; writing and editing copy content; building graphics and animated gifs for use on site, creating a subscription affinity program; overseeing database restructuring and tracking of sales and page hits.

Apple Computers : 1997 : Certification Engineer

Hardware testing of the MacOS on clone computers: ran tests, wrote scripts, configured hardware, responsible for project management. Web design and structure for apple internal website: edited text into html, designed graphics,and set up web server. Software testing of apple internal testing tools (wrote test plans, created databases for process management, arranged testing schedules.

Organic Online : 1996 ; Web Designer

Graphics, animation and shockwave for various companies including Sony Computing.