Experience

  • Owner & UX/UI Designer

    Purely Functional,2011 - Present|Remote (Seattle, WA)

    Runs a three-person remote development team in building websites, web applications, and mobile apps. Designs all user flows, prototypes, and high-fidelity layouts, and translates them to fully responsive custom code and styles. Conducts business analyses in order to update existing systems to more efficient management workflows.

    • Hazel Analytics, built a fully responsive marketing website with custom graphics and CSS animations for a Seattle-based SaaS company. (https://hazelanalytics.com)
    • Native Stories, designed the logo, created app prototypes, and managed the frontend development of a Hawaii-based storytelling app.
    • Root + STEM, designed a responsive web application and built an interactive, living data visualization of Hawaii STEM resources. (https://www.rootandstem.org/map)
  • Project Manager

    Braintrust,December 2019 - Present|Remote (San Francisco, CA)

    Communicates with leadership on a daily basis and manages the team building the company’s new consumer-facing website scheduled to launch in March 2019.

  • Product Owner & UX/UI Designer

    AirshipCMS,2013 - Present|Seattle, WA

    Manages the overall product, design, and development for all features of the Airship CMS PaaS web development platform. Established a design system for consumer-facing modules and designed and built the marketing website. Currently managing relationships with 10 clients using the platform. (https://airshipcms.io )

  • UX/UI Designer

    Extreme Arts & Sciences,2018 - 2019|Seattle, WA

    Designed and coded fully responsive layouts for various small-scale websites to enterprise-scale web applications.

    • Loyalty Program, served as Product Owner for the ideation phase of a loyalty program targeted at a niche market. Pitched to the C-level team of a Credit Union.
    • Credit Union Website, served as an interim Account Manager for the initial six weeks of the project. Produced wireframes and built fully responsive layouts.
    • Sales Playbook, designed the information architecture for an enterprise company’s sales team playbook in order to propose improved UX.
    • Launch, designed a team-building game that is currently being used as a seminar training tool. Conducted extensive user tests and led rapid development sprints in order to ensure effective game mechanics. (https://launch-game.airshipcms.io/)
    • Matchmaking, designed a web application for conference attendees to find others with similar interests and schedule one-on-one meetings. Worked closely with the backend developer to ensure that designs could be built to spec within a constrained time frame.
  • Web Designer & Guest Instructor

    DevLeague,2013 - 2015|Honolulu, HI

    Served as a design mentor and instructor. Created curriculum for the following topics: responsive web architecture, SCSS, and grid systems.

  • UX/UI Designer

    Sudokrew Solutions,2013 - 2014|Honolulu, HI

    Contracted as a website and web application designer for this Hawaii-based full-stack software development company.

    • High-End Car Leasing Company, created detailed user flows and interactive prototypes for the sales tool, consumer platform, and admin management interface.
    • Comprendio, designed a new UI for a system of dynamic infographics for a mind-mapping / education web platform.
  • Game Designer, Curriculum Developer, & Instructor

    Goma Games,2011 - 2015|Honolulu, HI

    Led a small team in creating games that teach leadership, game development, and programming skills to a K-12 audience. (https://gomagames.com)

    • STEM Projects, created an open-source archive of game development tutorials and resources. (https://stem.gomagames.com)
    • La Pietra Summer Tech Program, developed the curriculum for and instructed a summer tech series in game design, illustration, and programming for four years.
    • Global Game Jam, organized the Hawaii site for the International Global Game Jam Hackathon for four consecutive years.
  • Graphic Designer

    Various Clients / Companies,2008 - 2011|Honolulu, HI

    Designed logos, created branding systems, produced packaging and print materials, illustrations, and fully-coded website layouts for various clients and agencies including HumanHand, Wall to Wall Studios, and the University of Hawaii Art Gallery.

    • M.A.P. Student Planner, worked with the team from Manoa Alcohol Project to utilize a $20k budget to design, print, and distribute 2,000 copies of a student planner that served as a resource for alcohol awareness.
    • Writing with Thread, worked with the University of Hawaii Art Gallery to design a 300+ page catalogue featuring an extensive collection of Chinese textiles. The book received a Pele Regional ADDY Award for book design in 2010.

Skills

Visual Design

  • User Interface Design
  • Mobile App Design
  • Responsive Web Design
  • Illustration
  • Tools: Illustrator, Sketch, InVision, Photoshop, Animate, Adobe Draw

User Experience

  • Wireframes
  • Paper Prototypes
  • Interactive Prototypes
  • User Flows
  • User Personas
  • Test Group Moderation
  • Information Architecture
  • Tools: Sketch, InVision

Web Development

  • HTML5
  • SCSS/CSS
  • CSS Animation
  • CSS Frameworks (Foundation, Bootstrap, Bulma, Semantic UI, etc)
  • Handlebars
  • Basic Gulp/Node Workflows
  • Tools: Github, VS Code, iTerm, Chrome, Codepen.io

Product & Project Management

  • Strategic Planning
  • Feature Roadmapping
  • Client Management
  • User Acceptance Testing
  • Kanban, Agile Workflows
  • Issue Creation & Tracking
  • Technical Writing
  • Tools: Github Projects, Basecamp, Asana

Awards & Education

Awards

  • Featured Blog Post

    How I Fixed Gmail’s UX and Saved My Sanity,Modus.Medium.com,2020
  • Best Overall

    VoterTab,Civic Hackathon,2019
  • Best Overall

    SafeWord,Civic Hackathon,2017
  • Popularity Prize

    Unicorns vs. Dragons,Node Knockout,2016
  • Best Overall

    MicroManager,AT&T Hackathon,2016
  • Pele Regional ADDY Award for Book Design

    Writing with Thread,Pele Awards,2010

Education

  • University of Hawaii

    BFA Graphic Design,2009
    BBA Marketing,2009
    • Suma cum laude
    • Full-tuition Regents Scholarship
    • Honored as top Graphic Design student
  • Mililani High School

    2004
    • Valedictorian
    • Editor-in-Chief of Trojan Times