Skills

Research and Design

  • User-Centered Design
  • Contextual Design
  • Competitive Analysis
  • Literature Review
  • Usability Testing
  • Think Aloud
  • Accessibility Testing
  • Heuristic Evaluation
  • Storyboarding
 

Development

Proficient:
  • JavaScript
  • HTML 5
  • CSS 3
  • C++
Experienced:
  • jQuery
  • NodeJS + Express
  • Ruby on Rails
  • Java
  • Python
  • Wordpress
 

Software

Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, AfterEffects, Keynote (Presentation and prototyping), PowerPoint, Axure RP

 

Fun Facts

Los Angeles born and raised, but not afraid of the cold; HUGE fan of ice cream and dessert in general

Work Experience

BitTorrent, Inc.

San Francisco, CAMarch 2014 - April 2015

UX Interaction Designer

Interaction designer on the μTorrent and BitTorrent Windows desktop applications used by 100+ million users worldwide. I work on a SCRUM team of developers, marketers, and a product manager. My weekly processes include ideating with a visual design partner, creating wireframes to communicate ideas, and testing prototypes with users. I am also responsible for synthesizing feedback from users and stakeholders into actionable pieces of work and then either executing on that work myself or communicating it to developers or PMs via the product backlog.

 

Cisco Systems

San Jose, CA June 2012 - Aug 2012

Software Engineering Intern

Researched and documented features of a next-generation packet switching platform. My compiled research went towards severely cutting the time it takes for developers to become competent with the new platform and begin development.

 

Liberty Mutual Group

Portland, OR May 2011 – Aug 2011

Commercial Lines IT Intern

Worked on a software development team to support a business application for creating commercial insurance policies nationwide. I worked heavily with Microsoft Excel to manipulate and analyze data and I also carried out extensive testing on various subsystems of the application.

Project Experience

Pearson MHCI Capstone

Pittsburgh, PAJan 2013 - Aug 2013

Technical Lead

Completed an 8 month long full user-centered research, design, and development process on an interdisciplinary student team. Conducted contextual inquiry, literature review, and competitive analysis to uncover user needs in the education space over 5 months. Prototyped and evaluated a novel user interface during a 3 month iterative design process. Organized and executed the development of a functional prototype written in Javascript (jQuery and Knockout.js), HTML, and CSS.

 

Letucé

Pittsburgh, PA Mar 2013 - Apr 2013

Worked on team of 3 to develop a cross-platform mobile web application to allow group-viewing of YouTube videos across several browsers and mobile devices. Worked full-stack, but primarily wrote a back-end in Node.js and Socket.io. The back-end hooked into a MongoDB database.

 

Parkey

Pittsburgh, PA Feb 2013 - Mar 2013

Worked on a team of 4 to design a UI for moible devices that aids the end user in paying for parking in a city. Conducted user interviews, wireframing, paper prototyping, and Axure prototyping. Created personas to characterize target user populations.

Education

Carnegie Mellon University

August 2013

Human-Computer Interaction Institute

Masters in Human-Computer Interaction

Relevant coursework: HCI Capstone Project, Software Structures for User Interfaces ,User Centered Research and Evaluation, Interaction Design Studio, Cross-Platform Mobile Web Applications, Advanced Web Design

 

Howard University

May 2012

B.S. Systems and Computer Science

GPA: 3.72/4.0, Magna Cum Laude

References available upon request.

Skills

Research and Design

  • User-Centered Design
  • Contextual Design
  • Competitive Analysis
  • Literature Review
  • Usability Testing
  • Think Aloud
  • Accessibility Testing
  • Heuristic Evaluation
  • Storyboarding

Development

Proficient:
  • JavaScript
  • HTML 5
  • CSS 3
  • C++
Experienced:
  • jQuery
  • NodeJS + Express
  • Ruby on Rails
  • Java
  • Python
  • Wordpress

Software

Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, AfterEffects, Keynote (Presentation and prototyping), PowerPoint, Axure RP

Fun Facts

Los Angeles born and raised, but not afraid of the cold; HUGE fan of ice cream and dessert in general

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