We are surrounded by technology and interfaces that are less than intuitive, creating frustrating and stressful user-interactions. My goal is to work on a team whose top priority is to create interfaces that are enjoyable and easy to use so that we might eliminate just one bit of stress from our users' busy lives. It is my passion to create wonderful, friendly user-interfaces.
Check out some of my work:
Fish, Wildlife & Parks
In the 9 years that I managed this website I completed several large, successful projects and won several awards:
Montana WILD site and scheduler - Saves 20 manhours per week
Discover Montana's Ecosystems - Governor's Award
Design & Construction - Digital Plans - Saves $250,000 per year
Fish, Wildlife & Parks - Design & Construction
This project was designed to allow staff to enter data once, to be used on the website as well as for accounting and reporting purposes. It could have saved countless manhours of work and reduced errors significantly had it been implemented.
Aging Adult Monitor
This toolset provides way to help caregivers monitor their aging family members to ensure they are healthy and safe, giving everyone peace of mind. The product consists of a wristband worn by an aging adult and an accompanying phone app. The wristband collects health and location data, sends alerts, sends and receives messages, and makes phone calls. The phone app provides a means of accessing important information quickly and easily.
Projects & Freelance
I have helped many small businesses with their online presence since 2002. I help business owners understand why it's important to know their audience. We work together to determine what information users want and need. Then I design a site that is enjoyable and easy to navigate.
I began my career in to web development. Shortly after I completed my BS in Computer Science I went back to school to study art and design. At first it was all about painting and drawing, but with more design knowledge I grew more interested UI and UX design. So I made the switch to the front-end and continued to study many aspects of design, including UX.
I eventually landed in Montana, managing a large state agency website. I managed content, design, and everything UX. I loved being involved with so many aspects of the site as well as having the opportunity to really get to know my audience and their needs. I did research, usability testing, design flows, and other UX artifacts as I worked to improve the site's usability.
Please send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.