UX/UI Design Lead

Design. Beauty. Passion.

Design is everywhere in everyday life, and good design is what makes life delightful. I strive to achieve great design by understanding people and understanding that what I create is an extension of people.

I have over 10 years of experience working in a variety of digital mediums, with 7 years experience in UX/UI, and 4 years as a UX/UI Lead. I love creating things and you’ll always see me in constant thought, ready to doodle with my pen and notebook.

Specialties

UX/UI
Wireframing and Prototyping
Product Design
User Research
Art Direction

Tools


Experience

UX/UI Team Lead @OANDA
May 2014 - Present
  • Design the user experience for OANDA’s mobile and desktop trading platforms
  • Collaborate with product managers, directors, engineers and team members using the agile methodology
  • Manage and mentor a team of designers and ensure their career growth
  • Sketch and prototype userflows and wireframes
  • Build usability research plans for testing internally and externally
  • Understanding of html/css, iOS and Android platforms, and desktop applications
Sr UX/UI Designer @ OANDA
May 2013 - May 2014
  • Redesign all mobile applications for OANDA fxTrade
  • Create wireframes, prototypes and documentation
  • Direct and manage junior designers
  • Conduct user research sessions with clients
  • Work closely with project managers, product managers and engineers
UX/UI Designer @ CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation)
June 2012 to May 2013
  • Design UI/UX for web and mobile for CBC News, Politics, and Video
  • Design and develop websites from concept to final product
  • Meet, present, and collaborate with stakeholders
  • Create wireframes, prototypes and documentation
  • Provide direction and conceptual development to clients
Senior Art Director @ Ignite Health
July 2008 to February 2011
  • Design websites from concept to final product
  • Design and test UI for websites and applications
  • Manage and lead team of designers
  • Art direct photography and video shoots
  • Meet, present, and collaborate with clients
Senior Graphic Designer @ VPI.Net
October 2007 to July 2008
  • Design websites, microsites and games for various clients
  • Create UI and art assets for applications and games
  • Develop conceptual designs for various potential clients
  • Develop RFPs for various potential clients
Graphic Designer @ Microsoft MSN
July 2007 to October 2007
  • Create graphics, banners, advertisements
  • Collaborate with project managers, brainstorm
  • Manage stock photos and graphic library
Graphic Designer @ Kaboose.com
August 2006 to October 2007
  • Design microsites, contest pages, and online guides
  • Create art assets and illustrations for web use and games
  • Collaborate with account team to create conceptual designs for clients
  • Lead designer for sister sites (Funschool.com & Zeeks.com)
Graphic Designer @ Adculture
May 2005 - November 2006
  • Design advertisements, brochures, magazines, and other print collateral
  • Oversee and produce production ready print files
  • Work with Art Director and Creative Director to ensure brand consistency

Education & Awards

Graphic Design Associate Degree
  • George Brown College
  • Honour Roll and Dean’s List
MM&M Awards 2011 Finalist
  • Best Interactive Initiative for
  • Healthcare Professionals
2010 Web Marketing Association’s Web Award
  • Health Care Standard of
  • Excellence Award