• Dedicated and strategic Lead Designer with a proven track record of creating cohesive design systems that harmonize user experience with brand identity.
  • As an adept Figma specialist, I’ve consistently elevated designs to new horizons, ensuring uniformity and consistency across diverse platforms.
  • With a flair for fostering collaboration among multidisciplinary teams, I’m passionate about user-centric designs, and I pride myself on my commitment to design excellence and innovative approaches.
  • Passionate about elevating user experiences through meticulous design, accessibility standards, and innovative solutions.


Lead UI/UX Designer (WIGG), Lead Product Designer (ACES)

University of Illinois

  • Championed the standardization of user-friendly experiences by assimilating WCAG standards, ensuring 50+ uniform high-fidelity design assets across various platforms.
  • Mastered Figma to curate a scalable and responsive design system with digital standards, 6 style guides, 20 pattern libraries, and interactive prototypes for 100+ layouts.
  • Spearheaded 4 cross-functional collaborative project teams of 6-12 members, including UX designers, accessibility specialists, and engineers, to ensure cohesive design and documentation decisions that align with user needs and business goals.
  • Communicated design strategies and updates through 14 monthly meetings to stakeholders, driving a 20% rise in web theme adoption across the organization.
  • Boosted usability with the ACES Program Explorer product, reducing decision paralysis by 60% and accommodating an ever-growing array of majors, degrees, and certificates.
  • Employed low to high-fidelity wireframing and rapid prototyping to iterate UI/UX concepts, streamlining project management for the development of the College of ACES’ new web theme and migration of 10 websites averaging 170 pages in 15 months.

Senior UI/UX Designer

University of Illinois – Campus Recreation

  • Conceived and executed content marketing strategies with an emphasis on UI, resulting in a 12% surge in program registrations.
  • Collaborated closely with various teams to foster a unified brand and product experience.
  • Managed the transition of the existing website and staff intranet to a new content management system and visual identity, while adhering to new University branding guidelines.
  • Supervised two full-time staff, a graduate assistant, and nine student interns.

UI/UX Designer, Product Owner

Melissa Waller Photography & Design

  • Researched, designed, and engineered an intuitive online storefront and added a membership component which led to a 35% surge in digital template sales, a 20% boost in tutorial engagement, and an enriched user experience.
  • Planned and implemented targeted marketing campaigns with suggestions for related product sales and customer retention.
  • Scripted and recorded tutorial videos and online classes to teach other photographers how to use photo software and digital templates for printed materials to increase their sales and business offerings.
  • Photographed a wide variety of clients specializing in families, high school seniors, and infants. Proficient in studio and natural lighting with an emphasis on portrait photography.
  • Produced superior editing and photo manipulation through Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom.

Graphic Designer

Division of Intercollegiate Athletics, University of Illinois

  • Devised and delivered visually captivating print materials, including event tickets, large posters, and media books, employing design principles to convey key messages and amplify brand recognition effectively.
  • Managed brand identity, including logos, fonts, and colors on all printed materials.

Marketing, Design, and Web Coordinator

Ramshaw Real Estate

  • Developed and designed web interfaces, graphics, layouts, brand identity, and logos for multiple new projects and replaced all existing collateral.
  • Designed templates and trained users for the development of future web pages and content.


Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design, University of Illinois, 2000

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