I believe a capable UX designer is an advocate for the user. When implemented with empathy, it makes a company smarter.
User Experience Engineer with a strong background in experience design and leading teams from ideation to delivery.
I have conceptualized innovative solutions with close scrum teams for a global software company. One of my favorite roles was working with the mac team doing design integration. I was able to communicate across engineering, leading workshops along with mapping, sketching, prototyping, and testing to ensure there were solving the correct problem.
I Love to travel and could retire in Hawaii. I have jumped from an airplane or what some people call tandem skydiving. Kayaked in Alaska with humpback whales and encountered a bear on the hike to see the Salmon migrating. (The bear managed to escape without harm...)
All the places I've been
Salt Lake City, Utah 02/2020 - 04/2020
UX COORDINATOR - SNAP FINANCE
Worked closely with the Director of UX to establish clear project objectives, maintain clear lines of communication with product managers.
Efficiently accomplish tasks on time and within budget.
Created stories and actionable items
Determined job priorities for multiple projects.
Communicated priorities and timelines to the entire team.
South Jordan, Utah 12/2016 - 01/2020
UX ENGINEER 2 - IVANTI SOFTWARE/LANDESK
Conducted design processes at all stages, including research, conceptualization, testing, and implementation.
Facilitated discovery workshops to create intuitive software.
Researched, for multiple, personas, use cases, and software environments.
Generated and translated concepts with user flows, wireframes, mockups, and prototypes.
Orem, UT 02/2016 - 09/2016
UX DESIGNER AND RESEARCH - STUDIES WEEKLY
Gathered, defined, and translated client requirements into product stories and actionable tasks.
Responsible for design specifications for newly engineered components and processes.
Designed and implemented a digitized k-12 weekly magazine for ios and Android devices.
Reviewed design specifications for newly engineered components and processes. Traveled to Tomball, Texas to delivered end-user training on CMS
Springville, UT 05/2014 - 05/2015
UX DEVELOPER - CONTRACT - MODERE
Translated concepts into User flows, wireframes, mockups, and prototypes to promote positive intuitive designs.
Research and maintaining a Japanese based front end for globalization. Traveled to Japan headquarters to
Maintained strong education in the new CMS technologies.
For more work experience and recommendations please visit my LinkedIn page
Early in my career, I worked in broadcast and production, doing anything from being a Pa, grip, or set design along with post-production.
Some of my fun gigs were MTV, American Idol, and The Sundance film festival. Between production jobs, I did contract work in web design.
WHY CINDERS BLOCK?
During my education, I would do side projects for neighbors and friends. When I delivered the assets or finished a consultation, I would attach an invoice signed or labeled "Cinders," which evolved to "Cinders Block" because I was the neighborhood digital guru.