Resume

Experience

Design Director @ SeriousEats.com

New York: Mar 2013 - present
  • Member of Management Team. Steering course for team of 15, during which site traffic more than doubled to 9 million monthly uniques
  • Manage product roadmap and design initiatives to optimize web traffic and advertising opportunities
  • Lead new branding initiative, launched August 2015
  • Executed major site redesign with internal team of two; launched August 2015 
  • Launched responsive design in 2014 and produce data-rich interactive features 
  • Coordinate contractor and technology vendor relations, including monthly iOS Newsstand App (Top 20 in Food & Drink Category)

Head of Experience @ Lonestar Taco

 NY | 2011 - present
  • Co-founded and runs special events catering business with 30% average YOY revenue growth 

Principal @ Auburn and Ivory, Inc. 

NY | Oct 2010 - Apr 2012
  • Established and led a client services firm. Clients include Gothamist, Serious Eats, Papermag, Newscorp, Core 77

Design Director @ Six Apart 

NY | Dec 2008 - Jan 2010
  • Supervised team of designers in the Client Services group in presentation and iteration of design concepts, IA process, UI implementation and design documentation 
  • Facilitated design needs across all departments and between the NY, SF & Tokyo offices
Previously 
Designer @ Apperceptive/Six Apart    NY | 2007 - 2008
Designer @ Mass Transmit    NY | 2005 - 2007
Freelance Designer @ Ambienttraffic Studio    NY & Boston | 2002 -present
Technical Designer @ Myriad, Inc.   Boston, MA | 2000 - 2002 

Skills

  • Management: project and client management, scoping and budgeting, presentations, proposal writing, forecasting, hiring contractors and staff, staff management 
  • Design: UX design, prototyping, visual design, UI design, design strategy, branding, information architecture, app design 
  • Technical: CSS (LESS and Sass), HTML, jQuery, Python, Javascript, Git, RESTful architectures, environment-based deployment tools

Education

  • Artists' Workshops
    Cape Town, South Africa; La Cipressaia, Italy: Summer 2006, Jan 2005, Summer 2003, Summer 2002
  • B.A. @ Wellesley College
    Wellesley, MA: 1996 - 2000 
  •  Major in Studio Art 
  • Summa cum laude 
  • Phi Beta Kappa