RESUME

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EXPERIENCE

User Experience (UX) Design Intern
Google, Mountain View, California
May 2012 – August 2012

Supported the Google Apps team in the design of a new early-stage product. Assisted in UX research activities such as data collection and analysis. Instrumental in helping visually communicate research findings via posters and other material, which is part of a broader effort to make UX research more visible at Google.

Design Lead
The Plum Tree Group, Chicago, Illinois
September 2010 – July 2011

Managed the design team comprised of six designers. Led the creative direction for all branding, web, and application design projects. Gathered and documented design requirements and communicated design decisions to clients. Created wireframes, prototypes, and functional requirements and presented them to clients and developers. Designed interfaces and user experiences for key projects that required custom development.

Project Manager / Designer
The Plum Tree Group, Chicago, Illinois
March 2010 – September 2010

Managed and delivered 20 Magento eCommerce websites and Flex applications for small to medium-sized businesses. Developed project plans in Basecamp and weekly status reports. Coordinated work between the three offshore development teams in India, Pakistan, and China. Redesigned websites and application interfaces.

Content Writer
NogginLabs, Inc., Chicago, Illinois
July 2009 – March 2010

Gathered requirements and understood client material. Wrote content for award-winning e-learning courses, games, and simulations for Fortune 500 companies. Designed the course structure and types of interactions in each learning scenario.

Research Assistant
Badre Lab for Cognitive Control and Memory, Providence, Rhode Island
January 2008 – May 2009

Designed an experiment investigating whether humans select tasks in a hierarchical manner. Recruited and tested 45 study participants. Learned MATLAB and statistical analysis software for coding the experimental program and for analyzing the results.

EDUCATION

Carnegie Mellon University
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Master of Design, Interaction Design, Expected May 2013
Research Interest: Creative systems and processes, collaborative ideation

Brown University
Providence, Rhode Island
Bachelor of Science, Cognitive Neuroscience, May 2009
Honors Thesis: “Priming is a Test of Task and Response-Level Interactions”

SKILLS

Design
Contextual Inquiry, Prototyping, Wireframing, Sketching and Storyboarding, User Interviews, Idea “Speed Dating” (Needs Validation), Persona and Scenario Development, Design and Project Management, Video Editing and Animation.

Technical
Illustrator, Dreamweaver, Photoshop, InDesign, AfterEffects, Premiere, Flash, Actionscript 3, HTML, CSS, Visio, Axure RP, Balsamiq Mockups, Omnigraffle and working knowledge of JavaScript.

HONORS

Best Product Concept – Microsoft Design Expo 2012
2012 Champion – Interaction 12 Student Design Challenge
Magna Cum Laude with Honors – Brown University
Member – Phi Beta Kappa Academic Honor Society
Awardee – Brown University Undergraduate Teaching and Research Award

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