Leading UX design for mobile properties across iOS, Android, and web platforms that account for more than 100M monthly users.
Designing UX and UI for the BuzzFeed Android app, which has been showcased by Google for excellence in Material Design and recognized as best of 2013 and 2014 in the Google Play Store.
Prototyping and designing complex user interactions and workflows in across low, medium, and high fidelities using new tools and tested methodologies.
UX, UI design, front-end development and performance architecture for the BuzzFeed mobile web platform.
July 2007 - July 2010
American Jewish World Service
Developed templates with XHTML/CSS in an enterprise content management systems.
Prepared multifaceted analytics reports using Google Analytics for use in strategic planning.
Designed, reviewed, formatted, and published content for both email and web.
Carnegie Mellon University
School of Computer Science, Pittsburgh
Masters of Human Computer Interaction
Served as technical lead on a nine month research and design project to develop a mobile user interface for real-time remote monitoring of energy systems to encourage conservation behavior for Eaton Corp.
Created interactive art explorations using combinations of OpenFrameworks, Microsoft Kinect, HTML5, jQuery, Processing, and social media APIs under professor Golan Levin.
Designed and prototyped a series of web, mobile, and tangible interactive products as exercises in interaction design.
Performed research, prototyping, and evaluation for an integrated web-based user interface to aid in troubleshooting Hadoop distributed computing systems in partnership with Intel Labs Pittsburgh. The findingswere published and accepted to the ACM CHI-MIT conference, Dec 2011.
Prototyped an Android mobile application to aid in incident reporting during disaster relief for the open source SAHANA project.
University of Michigan
School of Literature, Science, & the Arts, Ann Arbor
Bachelor of Arts, Asian Studies, Japanese Studies
Completed three years of Japanese language instruction.
Studied for two semesters at the Japan Center for Michigan Universities, Hikone, Shiga, Japan.
User Experience and Design
Contextual inquiry and user research methodologies
User-centered design and iterative prototyping
Usability evaluation methods and heuristic analysis
Product and interface design for mobile platorms
Programming and Technical
HTML5 and dynamic templating architecture
CSS, OOCSS, SCSS and postCSS processors
Web applications architecture
Mobile web performance patterns and antipatterns
XML, JSON, and structured data formats
GIS concepts, KML, Geo-RSS, Google Maps APIs
Applications and Tools
Sketch and Adobe Creative Suite
Rapid interface prototyping with HTML/JS, FramerJS, Principle, and InVision
Version control with Git and the Agile software development cycle
Google Analytics and similar analytics
Other Areas of Interest
Android OS and Material Design
The web as a platform for mobile applications
Mobile web performance patterns for low-spec devices and users in the developing world
Context aware and ubiquitous computing
Hardware and tangible interaction prototyping with microprocessors