Resume '19

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Education

June 2014
Graphic Design — Diploma
Algonquin College School of Media & Design


June 2014
Digital Web Studio — Certificate 
Algonquin College School of Media & Design


Work Experience

July 2018 - Present • Toronto On
Wattpad, Product Designer

Leading design efforts of the Premium offering, and co-champion of the assembly and on going maintenance of our design system.

  • Design end to end experiences across native iOS and Android, as well as responsive web.
  • Collaborate with PM to determine problem definition, experiment & project scope.
  • Organize and facilitate group ideation sessions and workshops both within the team, and greater design team.

    Problems I’ve worked on include but are not limited to:
  • Image moderation workflow that filters out banned content from the platform creating a safe environment for readers while providing a creative space for writers to create — at scale.
  • Audited all platforms to note all colour, typographic, and icon inconsistencies to better inform the creation of our design system.
  • Held a leadership role in the creation and implementation of our design system and company rebrand.

March 2018 - Present • Toronto On
Aleric Marketing, Freelance Web Designer

Freelance web design, and consulting for Toronto/Chicago duo.

  • Mobile first design adhering to responsive web best practices .
  • Information architecture and taxonomy of both new and existing websites.
  • Comprehensive wire-framing and client feedback loops.
  • High fidelity visual design output documented and prepped for development.


February 2016 - April 2018 • Ottawa & Toronto On
Shopify, Product Designer

Designed delightful and innovative solutions to new business ventures and expansions of the core product as a member of the Garage team.

  • Design end to end experiences across native iOS and Android, as well as responsive web.
  • Organize and facilitate user research, interviews and testing for idea generation and solution validation.

Projects I had the pleasure of working on:

  • Frenzy — all the hottest sneaker and streetwear drops straight to your phone without the hassle of lineups, bots, or raffles.
  • Arrive — track the delivery of all of your online orders in one place.
  • Cash on delivery — India focused
  • Sello — Social selling mobile platform


May 2014 - January 2016 • Ottawa On
Gymtrack, Product & Marketing Designer

First design hire and first 5 member of Ottawa fitness hardware & software tech startup.

  • Design end to end experiences across native iOS and Android, as well as responsive web.
  • Marketing and promotional material including and swag, brochure sites, business cards and trade show booth design
  • Rapid iteration and fail fast methodologies
  • Hands on testing of both hardware and software in office, as well as on location.


February 2014 - August 2014 • Ottawa On
Algonquin College Applied Research & Innovations, Product Designer

Contract UX design for minimum viable product creation for tech companies within the Ottawa area (incl. Gymtrack).

  • Participated in the planning of mvp product feature sets.
  • Android first design adhering to native Android design standards and best practices.
  • End to end design with clear deliverables prepped for development.


Achievements

Fall & Spring 2014
Honours level
Algonquin College School of Media & Design


Spring 2014
Award of Excellence 3rd place — Applied Research & Innovations Day 12.1 (Gymtrack)
Algonquin College School of Media & Design


Tools

Sketch, Abstract, Zeplin, Principle, Framer, Figma, Balsamiq, Photoshop, Illustrator, Indesign, After Effects


Skills

Research, Prototyping, Usability Testing, User Interviews, HTML, CSS.

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