I have worked with advertising agencies, clients, companies, consultancies, individuals, marketing firms, non-profits, and start ups. As a former developer, I strive to bridge everyone’s needs with the simplicity offered through a consistent design language, encourage and promote collaboration, and inspire everyone to be mindful of the user in our collective work.
I am presently a Senior UX Product Designer at Morgan Stanley within the Wealth Management UX team leading the Strategic Portfolio Analytics squad covering the Risk Assessment and Performance products. As an Individual Contributor, my role encompasses identifying prospective audiences, leading strategy, and designing concepts and creative options that are consistent with our UX Guidelines. My day to day responsibilities include visually translating business requirements that solve a user problem with a simple and clean intuitive layout considering various interaction states; advocating for the user’s needs through research; educating the overall team about our UX process, and presenting distinct solution options to developers, designers, product owners, and executive leadership. I primarily design wireframes and UI elements within Sketch. My InVision based desktop, tablet, and mobile prototypes are straightforward and thorough.
I also am leading the UX Design of Airscape, AI.Reverie’s new synthetic data product. Working with our developers, product owners, and leadership to build an intuitive web product for Machine Learning developers to create, review, and download synthetic data at scale for their AI products. I use Sketch, InVision, and Zeplin to share and collaborate upon work with my teammates.
From 2016 to 2019 I was Manager, User Experience Development for FlightSafety International where I managed two designers and worked concurrently as an individual contributor. My responsibilities also included coordinating with over fifteen developers, multiple product owners, marketers, executives, whilst always keeping our users at the forefront. I helped shepherd the team to focus upon the user, foster a refined design ethos, and build consistent design practices.
I received a Master’s Degree concentrating on User Experience & Interaction Design from the Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP) at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. I earned my Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science and Economics from Gettysburg College.
I am passionate about technology and how it can positively impact our lives, making pizza, woodworking, cooking, swimming, playing music, driving, and spending time with my Golden Retrievers Louie and Oliver, and my parents in the Pennsylvania countryside. I used to make pies nights and weekends at Paulie Gee’s & Paulie Gee’s Slice Shop in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. These days I just manage PG’s websites and contact free ordering systems. I hope to resume hosting pizza parties home with my Ooni Karu oven and offer advice for making great pizza at home.
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