I’m an Atlanta based Design Professional that improves the experiences people have with the processes and technology that support their role within an organization. Currently, I’m a designer & application developer for UNUM®, assessing, planning and designing improvements to the desktop applications used to support and drive operations. My day is filled with different responsibilities that include talking with different internal customers, finding out their business goals, solving for pain-points, doing design work, and developing web-based desktop applications.

Bio.

I studied Fine Art at The School of Visual Arts and design at Full Sail University, but ended up as a design educator for 10 years after being offered a teaching position right out of college. My journey as an educator revealed a passion for supporting students in both their professional and personal growth.

As a Course Director by day and a entrepreneur by night, I gained my design experience working on social advocacy, ministry, non-profit, food & beverage, legal, insurance, and also did a lot of local pro bono work to build my portfolio after graduation. Gaining exposure to enterprise and agency-level work allowed me to become self-taught in the areas of brand communication design, web development, desktop application development, user experience design, print design, and understanding how to discuss the design process with business managers and executives.

I care deeply about craftsmanship, quality, listening, collaboration, and I’m an advocate for protecting the well-being of design professionals and creatives.. I’m an advocate for improving design quality and user experience where it falls short, maintaining brand standards, and adamant about “good design” existing everywhere – from digital product design, dining experiences, automobiles, homes, and public spaces.

Recognition.

• Winner of 2019 Marcom Gold Award for Best Business Application Design

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