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Mostly Serious JKS
2016 - 2021

Mostly Serious

Creative director and user experience design lead at award-winning web agency, specializing in high-end custom websites and digital products.

  • Lead research phase for key projects and clients, including data analysis, competitive benchmarking, and other qualitative methods
  • Lead foundational UX design decisions and planning, including user flows, information architecture, sitemapping, and high-fidelity wireframes
  • UI design, including mobile and responsive screens, accessibility, and interaction design
  • Present work internally and directly to clients to ensure alignment between stakeholders
  • Design and manage house UX design system for client web projects, streamlining design process and creating efficiencies and shared UX practices
  • Champion a collaborative approach, working seamlessly with other designers, engineers, writers, and project managers to facilitate project work from conception to launch
  • Manage and lead a growing production team, managing staffing, performance review and development, and providing design mentorship and creative review
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2014 - 2016


Design and art direction for national agency representing premiere B2B and consumer brands

  • Support national clients, including Bush's Best®, Starbucks Coffee®, French's Food Service® with ongoing ideation, design, and direction for print and digital advertising and brand work
  • UX/UI design for branded websites, microsites, and new product development experiences
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2013 - 2019

Springfield Creatives

Founding board member, group leader, and past president of nonprofit

  • Provide foundational strategic planning and development for group expansion, overseeing the growth from inception to over 250 local members
  • UX/UI design and projectmanagement of website featuring multiple business and member directories, job postings, and managing paid group memberships
  • Mentor students and junior members, providing education & development, portfolio review, and other professional guidance

The Critical Thinker

Good user experience is always rooted in sound thinking and problem solving. My greatest design strengths lie in my affinity for problem solving, and figuring out how to best move the needle for a given challenge. I listen closely, speak up with questions and ideas, and challenge assumptions before asserting a solution.


The Heavy Lifter

Because of my experiences working in small, nimble teams, I've gotten the chance to support projects at full depth, hands dirty, from sales to launch. For all of the work you see in my portfolio, I've been a primary contributor for delivery on multiple phases that can include sales and pitching, strategic planning, scoping and feature plans, research and planning—all in addition to major design deliverables.


The Team Player

I'm experienced working on cross-departmental, cross-functional teams, working shoulder-to-shoulder with engineers, project managers, copywriters, and business development to facilitate seamless project work. While effective at leading teams, I'm equally happy in a supporting producer role, learning from experienced teammates.


The Go-Getter

Real talk: I simply love to go get 'em, knock socks, and rally for more. You can count on me to meet deadlines, exceed expectations, and sell ideas with the enthusiasm of someone who gives a darn—because I do.

Expertise that checks the boxes

I'm a quick study; continuously refining my skillset, learning new techniques and tools

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User Experience (UX) Design


User Research + Planning

Organization + Architecture

User Flows + Mapping

Wireframes + Prototyping

Collaborative, Iterative Process

Direction + Leadership

Design for Accessbility

Design for Mobile + Responsive

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