As a hands-on design leader, I encourage and empower Product Design teams to find a simpler and more useful way to make things work.  
Creative Direction             Product Design            Data Visualization          UX & UI Design                   
Agile Process          Design Thinking             Visual Design             User Centered Design   
       Information Architecture         User Research & Testing            Rapid Prototyping            
Lead Product Designer  
Bread, New York, NY                                             
July 2020 – Present
Lead and manage product design teams for Bread's personal loan offering, embedded checkout experience, merchant portal, and mobile app
Work with senior leadership, external stakeholders, and partners to move product team initiatives forward to support company health and growth
Coach and mentor a team of 4 junior and senior product designers to level up both tactical and professional skill sets
Build and promote collaborative cross-squad design culture through weekly design critiques and workshops
Partner with Product Management and Engineering Leads to determine strategy and roadmap for our Agile squad
Manage both internal and external user research efforts including discovery workshops, journey mapping, card sorting, surveys, and freeform brainstorming sessions with SMEs and stakeholders
Lead Product Designer  
CentralReach, Greater New York City Area                                                     
November 2018 – May 2020
Lead experience design team across a suite of six products
Partnered with product owners and engineering teams on achievable roadmaps, backlog management, design spike resolution, and sprint cycle management in an agile product environment
Managed team scheduling, timelines, estimation, and career development for UX team of designers, architects, and researchers
Created custom interactive data visualizations that uncover financial opportunity, track performance KPIs, align to industry benchmarking, and set individual practice targets for CR Insights, a business intelligence analytics tool for clinical and practice management applications
Managed ongoing creation and application of a company-wide design language through the use of atomic design component library
Provided creative oversight to design teams within product and corporate marketing functions

Senior UX Designer     
Infragistics, Greater New York City Area                                                     
August 2015 – Present
Consistently delighted clients by leading a focussed and user centered design process from concept to completion of web, enterprise, SaaS, and mobile solutions
Mentored and lead junior team members in moving forward project initiatives and keeping design process on track
Crafted visually stunning designs with purpose 
Designed compelling and highly interactive data visualizations for external clients
Created wireframes and high fidelity rapid prototypes 
Facilitated design workshops and UX requirements gathering
Performed user research and testing
Collaborated and iterated with remote international team of UX Architects and UI Developers
Clients Include: The American Institute of CPAs, ASSA ABLOY, BAI, The Doctors Company, Ecteon, Efficient Capital Management, IEEE, Johnson & Johnson, Keysight Technologies, Merit Market, Penn State University, QRC Analytics, Trimble, V.Ships
Lead UX Designer    
Meridian Health, Greater New York City Area
March 2012 – August 2015
Lead design and content teams in the effort to redesign, restructure, and rebuild Meridian Health's 800+ page responsive site on a new CMS SaaS platform
Designed and programmed responsive sites for Meridian Weightless, Meridian Urgent Care, and AfterHours Immediate Care
Re-Designed and implemented new strategy and look for Doctor Bernard's Kids Clubhouse 
increasing site visits by 166% 
Managed redesign and development of Meridian Momtourage, a 150+ page online community and health resource for women in Monmouth and Ocean Counties 
Senior Web Designer  
614 New Media, Greater New York City Area                             
December 2007 – February 2012

Acted as sole designer, information architect, and developer for various interactive projects
for agencies and direct clients including Meals on Wheels, Autism Speaks, The Wellness Circle, Mortgage Market Guide, Seasonal World, and Friends of Jazz
Collaborated with in-house project teams to complete sites to specifications
Redesigned, developed, and optimized nonprofit site directed at seniors and their
caregivers resulting in a 400% increase in total traffic over a period of 4 months
Redesigned and developed 150-page consumer website for New Jersey's leading
swimming pool installer
Executed conceptual planning, architecture, and design of "The Entertainer" iPhone app
BA, Sociology                                    
Barnard College, Columbia University, New York, NY
Conferences and Publications                                           
Digital Summit Conference Speaker ‘If Everyone is a Designer Why am I Here?’’            2018
UXify International Conference Speaker ‘If Everyone is a Designer Why am I Here?’’      2018
UXPA International Conference Speaker ‘The Art of Data Visualization’                            2017
UXPA Student Design Competition Judge                                                                            2017
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