Principal User Experience Designer

Previous positions: Sr. User Experience Designer, User Experience Designer
Salem, New Hampshire | September 2009 – present

  • Design app interfaces for mobile devices including iPhone and Android
  • Create user-friendly interfaces for blood glucose meters sold around the world
  • Work with software and firmware engineers to bring designs to life
  • Maintain and update corporate websites (United States and United Kingdom)
  • Facilitate localization and translation activities for apps and blood glucose meters
  • Employ creative techniques to prototype and communicate design concepts
  • Participate in interface design at all stages, including initial sketches, wireframes, and final graphics
  • Create photorealistic product renders for packaging and marketing materials
  • Create animated videos and prototypes to support marketing efforts
  • Write and maintain technical and design documentation for multiple product lines within a regulated system (e.g. FDA)
  • Research trends in diabetes management to drive future product development

Walt Disney Animation Studios

Interaction Design Intern

Burbank, California | Summer 2009

  • Brainstormed and prototyped interactions for 3D modeling
  • Sketched and prototyped ideas to improve the usability of render queuing software
  • Worked on interface designs for animation and production software
  • Conducted user interviews to drive interface design
  • Participated in the Scrum process to manage interaction design projects within an Agile software development environment

Indiana University School of Informatics

Associate Instructor for Designing and Developing an Information System

Bloomington, Indiana | Fall 2007 – Spring 2009

  • Led technical seminars to teach undergraduates a variety of programming and design technologies
  • Provided feedback and guidance to students in the School of Informatics working on senior design projects


Human Factors Intern

Mechanical Product Development Intern

St. Paul, Minnesota | Summer 2007 & 2008

  • Conducted usability analysis of intra-oral dental scanner, recommended and prototyped improvements
  • Developed testing protocol to compare performance of RFID and bar code express checkout library kiosks
  • Performed competitive product analysis, compiled data, presented results to project leaders
  • Conducted usability tests for content management system
  • Created 3D models in Pro/Engineer for rapid prototyping
  • Collaborated with interdisciplinary team to design, model, and prototype a circuit cover for semi-conductor wafers
  • Mentored a technical aide


Mechanical Engineering Intern

Arlington Heights, Illinois | Summer 2006

  • Assisted senior engineers with certification and environmental testing
  • Performed thermal tests from set-up to post-test data compilation
  • Utilized Pro/Engineer to create 3D models and 2D drawings for injection molded part

Tools & Skills

Part of the fun of design is getting to learn new technology, but these are some of the standards I like to use.

  • InDesign
  • Photoshop
  • Illustrator
  • Sketch
  • Maya
  • Blender
  • JQuery
  • Word
  • PowerPoint
  • Arduino
  • After Effects


I may not be a programmer, but I’m comfortable diving into a new language if there’s a need.

  • Processing
  • PHP
  • C
  • C++
  • Java
  • JavaScript
  • Perl
  • SQL
  • Objective C


  • Medical devices
  • iPhone
  • iPad
  • Websites
  • Desktop
  • Android


Indiana University

M.S. in Human-Computer Interaction/design

Bloomington, Indiana | 2007 – 2009

University of Iowa

B.S.E. in Mechanical Engineering

Iowa City, Iowa | 2003 – 2007

School of Motion

Animation Bootcamp

Character Animation Bootcamp