Experience

Senior Product Designer

Nagarro

< 1 year
Aug. 2021 – Current

Strategize with clients, subject matter experts, and project managers to deliver exceptional digital experiences for their customers. Assit team-members with proposal presentations and product strategy. Evolve internal design culture and foster team collaboration. 

More About Nagarro  ::  Digital Ventures is a strategic business unit of Nagarro with Silicon Valley roots. We craft products and experiences people love. We are global, remote, and diverse — bringing together the best talent from around the world. We take pride in our craft and in the fact that millions have seen the work we create.

UI/UX Product Designer

Gallup

6 years 8 months
Jun. 2014 – Jul. 2021

Create digital experiences for higher education, large enterprise companies, and eCommerce B2B and B2C products. Lead Product Designer for Gallup’s Education Suite and Mobile Experience Team. Create and implement accessibility standards company-wide. Collaborate with cross-functional remote teams in an agile environment.

More About Gallup  ::  You’ve heard of the Gallup Poll right? Gallup is much more than polls. Combining more than 80 years of experience with its global reach, Gallup knows more about the attitudes and behaviors of employees, customers, students, and citizens than any other organization in the world. With a variety of products and services, Gallup specializes in creating Exceptional Workplaces, K-12 / Higher Education, and Advance Predictive Analytics.

Web Design Instructor

Metropolitan Community College

7 + years
Jun. 2014 – Current

Night-time instructor for web design-related courses. Created curriculum for two classes, Designing With WordPress and Mobile App Design, and co-created the UX/UI class, which all became required classes for the Web Design degree. Assist the Co-program Coordinator with educational strategies and student engagement for the Web Design Program.

Excellence in Teaching Award  ::  The MCC Institute for the Culinary Arts sought out assistance for a mobile app concept to deliver enrichment and palate development to both our students and the community. Under my coordination, culinary students, design students, and development students partnered together for two school quarters to create the app concept. This provided real-world experiences for students and collaboration for a real product between three departments within the college. After this ambitious experiment was concluded, I was awarded by my colleagues an Excellence in Teaching Award.

Web Master /
Product Strategist

AIGA Nebraska

1 + year
Oct. 2019 – Current

Volunteer position as chapter Web Master for an overall digital strategy which includes, WordPress management, social media promotions, marketing strategy, digital event coordinator, and member of the Diversity, Inclusion, & Equity initiative committee.

What is AIGA  ::  The American Institute for Graphic Arts is the oldest and largest professional membership organization for design—with more than 70 chapters and more than 18,000 members—we advance design as a professional craft, strategic advantage, and vital cultural force. We work to enhance the value and deepen the impact of design across all disciplines on business, society, and our collective future.

Web Designer
& Engineer

University of Nebraska Omaha : College of IS&T

1 year 7 months
Feb. 2013 – Sep. 2014

While still in college, gained immediate real-world client experience and began to practice early principles of UX design and product development before graduating. Also designed and built hand-coded websites or modified WordPress applications, and designed interactive mobile applications. My biggest contribution was to product development for on-campus bus transportation tracking. 

How I Got My Start  ::  In my Junior year of college, I felt my education didn’t offer enough web design classes. I took the initiative to learn on my own while working within this incubator populated with students. We partnered with University staff members to create digital applications for clients of the community, which included local start-ups, entrepreneurs, and non-profits.

One project we implemented was a campus app with real-time locations of buses en route to buildings across campus. The bus experience was a major bottleneck to students transitioning across campuses which the app help relieved student frustration and improved transportation between peak hours of school days.

Education

Visual Design

University of Nebraska Omaha

B.A.S.A.
Aug. 2012 – May 2014

Small town girl got an upgrade. I transferred my junior year to the big city of Omaha at UNO’s Visual Design program where I still didn’t know what I wanted to do but knew I would find it here. There I tried film, printmaking, sculpture, hand lettering, and even thought about switching to creative writing. I seemed to be at a loss partway through my junior year.

However, a casual announcement from my academic advisor solidified my fate. He’d said there was a web design position for an incubator on campus. None of the other designers seemed to be intrigued and were even scared to apply to such a difficult realm of design. It was there in that position I discovered I was a web designer and started practicing product design.

Graphic Design

Northeast Community College

A.A.
Aug. 2010 – Jul. 2012

Here I learned the basic principles of design through the graphic design program. I was also introduced to coding for the first time through an elective class. When the class was over I said, “Well that was fun, but I don’t see web design or coding in my future.” I think we know how that turned out.

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