Portfolio
readme.txt

Here is a selection of projects that shows the work that I have been up to over the past few years. For more details on any of these projects message me.

Cover Letter.txt

Congratulations! You have found my portfolio! Thank you for taking the time out of your day to find out a bit more about me.

To start, I am a fan of technology. From the time I was born I have been surrounded by tech thanks to my family who has always taught me its value. My involvement in tech started by playing computer games when I was a toddler, to building my first computer in elementary school, and then programming in middle school. In high school, my focus shifted from the purely technical side by incorporating a liberal arts mindset.

My extensive technical background led me to choosing Michigan State University and their Computer Science major to ramp up my technical skills and hopefully land me a job at one of the top companies in the space. My goals evolved one night when I was helping one of my friends choose another major. During the search, I discovered the Experience Architecture program, a first-of-its-kind bachelor's program for people interested in the intersection between liberal arts and technology. The first chance I got, I went to my advisor and requested the change.

Choosing that program was one of the best decisions that I have ever made. My first year I made new friends, joined new clubs, took a Study Away and landed a contractor position with Google! The people I met and things I learned by switching my path up was unbelievable. I owe so much of my success to all of the people who encouraged me to say yes to the opportunities that I had in front of me.

I graduated early in the class of 2019 and got a job at a local consulting firm that truly believed in and valued the skill sets of user experience professionals. Currently, I am at General Motors helping to make sure that our users are provided with a fantastic experience with all of our technologies.

If you have any questions for me or are taking an interest in my work please contact me! I would be happy to chat!

people-science.txt
woether.txt
em360.txt
soundwriting.txt

I worked with a team on an experimental project that relates to the creation of a revolutionary user interface for how we interact with sound in virtual spaces. My focus on this project is to make sure the aspects of the interface go above and beyond accessibility standards. Creating a usable, sustainable, and accessible prototype and proof of concept is the primary goal for this experience.

The chapter interface of the soundwriting application.
The listening interface of the soundwriting application.
The listening interface of the soundwriting application with closed-captioning activated.
playnows.txt

At Playnow I was tasked with being the core UX person who is in charge of conducting user research, user testing, screen design, and interaction design.

Developing and testing the redesigned interface were my primary duties. Working with individuals and small groups to create a finished and polished product was where a majority of my time was spent.

An overview of the Playnows interface.
Resume.txt

Digital Experience Architect - General Motors

  • ๐Ÿ“‹ Reviewing customer feedback to identify pain points and prioritize UX design updates, collaborating to create and develop a prioritized list of improvements.
  • ๐Ÿ–Œ๏ธ Providing input on product designs to ensure a seamless user experience prioritizing usability, accessibility, and quality.
  • ๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ”ฌ Conducting validation tests to ensure that UX and appearance met design intent, and escalated unresolved issues as necessary to technical stakeholders.
  • ๐Ÿ—บ Tracking UX issues to closure, including design and defect-related issues, and maintained comprehensive documentation.
  • ๐Ÿงฐ Supporting the development of new tools and processes for early identification of UX issues, contributing to continuous improvement initiatives.

User Experience Lead - Stellantis

  • ๐Ÿ›  Managed a global team of designers and developers
  • ๐Ÿ”ฌ Managed change adoption with customer research to identify pain points.
  • ๐Ÿ—บ Led agile project management to prioritize updates based on user stories and track these updates to completion.
  • ๐Ÿ™Œ Responsible for fit and finish of customer facing applications and dashboards through end-user satisfaction metrics including NPS.
  • ๐Ÿงฐ Developed tools and processes using new technology to improve the end user experience.

User Experience Architect - Coetic HR

  • ๐Ÿงญ Guided design processes led by values and supported by business goals.
  • ๐Ÿ”จ Developed products and experiences with customer experience in mind.
  • โ˜ Designed and developed the flagship collaborative software suite, Woether.
  • โ›ช Improved the experience behind Effective Ministry 360 by using user analytics.
  • ๐Ÿก Refreshed the web presence by creating new web applications with Vue.js

Google Cloud Platform Student Innovator - Google LLC. | Vaco

  • โ˜ Student Innovator for the Google Cloud Platform
  • ๐Ÿค Worked on evangelization and outreach to members of the community
  • ๐Ÿซ Educated people about features of GCP and how they can be useful to their work
  • ๐ŸŽ“ Utilized available resources to become certified in using and teaching the GCP
  • ๐Ÿ—บ Guided several projects to engage people in the community

Professional Outreach Manager - Michigan State University: College of Arts and Letters

  • ๐Ÿ’ผ Networked with industry professionals
  • ๐ŸŽจ Created meaningful professional experiences for members of XA Club
  • ๐Ÿ—ƒ Organized speakers to assist members in navigating the industry

Lead Accessibility Researcher - Michigan State University: College of Arts and Letters

  • ๐Ÿงช Developed an experimental user interface for interacting with sound in virtual spaces.
  • ๐Ÿ“– Researched how this project could go above and beyond accessibility standards
  • โ™ฟ Advocated for accessibility throughout all features and design