I’m a senior UX and interaction designer, product manager, and art director in Vancouver, Canada. I manage all aspects of UX projects, especially research, conceptualizing, and prototyping. I work closely with my teams to develop creative, user-focused solutions that meet communications and business needs. I have experience leading complex projects with multiple stakeholders and diverse creative teams, while being a champion for good design practices and a user-centered approach. I have worked in product based environments and have experience designing and planning across multiple releases.
I manage diverse cross-functional teams including designers, content strategists, and technologists. In my three years at Yellow Pencil, I’ve helped grow the design team by mentoring junior designers and helping senior designers develop their design and leadership skills. I believe in creating safe, creative, and collaborative work environments and leading by example. I balance the needs and personalities of individual team members, but still make sure we deliver excellent work.
With more than 14 years of experience in communications design, branding, and multimedia/web design, I have a strong combination of design skills and technical skills. I’m well-versed in designing for a multi-platform media landscape.
I am an exceptionally quick learner and excellent problem solver, with excellent communications skills. I bring a big picture view to the table, think well on my feet and can combine my analytical and creative sides to develop effective design solutions that address real business or user needs.
Art Direction, Communications, Corporate Branding, Creative Strategy, Design Thinking, eCommerce, Mobile UI Design, Mobile Web, Motion Graphics, Proposals, Rapid Prototyping, Research, Team Leadership, User Experience Design, Visioning