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Summary of Experience:

Over fifteen years of experience in leading interactive design, graphic design, and marketing teams. Currently employed as a Senior Director of User Experience at MasterCard. Prior experience includes Adjunct Professor at the Art Institute of St. Louis, Web Designer at Abercrombie & Kent and Marketing Coordinator at Kaufman, Rossin & Co. A 3.9 GPA and in the Honors Program at Bradley University. Graduated Summa Cum Laude. A 4.0 GPA in the Human Computer Interaction Graduate Certificate program at University of Missouri and a 4.0 in the Masters of Business Administration program at Mississippi State University.

Educational Information:

  • Bradley University, Peoria, Illinois
  • Bachelor of Arts in Multimedia & Advertising, Minors in Marketing & Graphic Design
  • Date of Graduation: December 2004
  • GPA: 3.9/4.0
  • Graduated Summa Cum Laude and in the Honors Program
  • Mississippi State University, Starkville, Mississippi
  • Masters of Business Administration – Concentration in Project Management
  • Date of Graduation: December 2014
  • GPA: 4.0/4.0
  • University of Missouri, Rolla, Missouri
  • Graduate Certificate in Human Computer Interaction
  • Date of Graduation: December 2013
  • GPA: 4.0/4.0

Experience:

  • MasterCard: New York, New York
    September 2015 – Present
    Senior Director of User Experience
  • Lead a team of user experience developers building market-leading experiences across multiple digital product lines
  • Take design artifacts of varying degrees of fidelity and leverage them in the creation of conceptual prototypes for the purpose of proof of concept and usability testing
  • Rapidly generate and iterate on prototypes from low to high fidelity
  • Work in an iterative design process such as Lean UX and Agile
  • MasterCard Worldwide: St. Louis, MO
    September 2013 – September 2015
    Lead Systems Analyst/UI Developer
  • Worked with the product team to develop technical requirements
  • Developed wireframes and prototypes using Axure
  • Created user stories and acceptance criteria as part of an Agile team
  • Fixed user interface bugs using HTML, Handlebars.js, JQuery & JavaScript
  • Art Institute of St. Louis: St. Louis, MO
    January 2015 – August 2015
    Adjunct Professor – Graphic & Web Design
  • Taught undergraduate web design & web development courses
  • Planned lessons and lectures
  • Created homework assignments, in-class assignments, tests, and quizzes
  • Chose the textbooks used for the classes
  • Conducted student/teacher conferences bi-weekly with students
  • Received excellent feedback and reviews from students
  • MasterCard Worldwide: St. Louis, MO
    October 2012 – September 2013
    Lead UI Engineer – Design & Prototyping
  • Designed & developed HTML 4/5, CSS 2/3, & Javascript websites/applications
  • Managed software development projects
  • Developed & designed native iOS & Android prototypes using web technologies
  • Created product promotional & instructional videos using Adobe After Effects
  • Participated in idea generation for future web applications
  • Researched emerging Internet technologies and trends
  • MasterCard Worldwide: St. Louis, MO
    October 2007 – October 2012
    Senior Usability Analyst / Senior Software Engineer
  • Designed wireframes
  • Developed websites using HTML/CSS/JS based on wireframes
  • Designed & prototyped web applications using Adobe Flex/AS3
  • Abercrombie & Kent: Oak Brook, IL
    October 2006 – October 2007
    Web Designer
  • Designed websites such as aknewzealand.com and akmarcopolo.com
  • Developed and distributed weekly HTML emails to over 94,000 clients
  • Designed HTML e-mail templates which resulted in quadruple the number of print brochure orders and an increase in bookings via email
  • Managed Abercrombiekent.com
  • Designed a quarterly Flash animated magazine for aksundowner.com
  • Built Flash applications for British Airways lounges and A&K brochures
  • Kaufman, Rossin & Co. Certified Public Accountants: Miami, FL
    June 2005 – October 2006
    Marketing Coordinator
  • Managed vendor graphic design/advertising, web and PR agencies
  • Designed internal and public websites
  • Developed & maintained Kaufman Rossin and KRU brands
  • Created Adobe Flash animated presentations
  • Assisted Marketing Principal with daily/monthly email newsletters
  • Designed advertisements published in magazines and newspapers
  • Assistant producer of employee orientation video and program
  • Designed monthly company newsletter in web and print versions

Computer Skills:

  • Fluent with Adobe graphic design software, including: Photoshop, After Effects, and Illustrator
  • Experienced with CSS, HTML, Angular, React, JQuery, PHP, and MySQL databases
  • Experienced with native iOS/Android development using web technologies
  • Experienced with Axure
  • Fluent with WordPress
  • Fluent with Microsoft Office
  • Ability to use both Windows and Apple computers

Patents:

  • SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR GRADUATED SECURITY IN USER AUTHENTICATION US20150052587A1

Honors:

  • Member of the St. Charles Community College Graphic Design Advisory Board
  • Grand Prize Winner of MasterCard Mission:Innovation
  • Winner of the MasterCard Digital Marketing Award
  • Finalist in MasterCard Involve Innovation Challenge
  • Winner of MasterCard Worldwide Developer Challenge
  • Winner of MasterCard Worldwide Innovation Time
  • Participant in MasterCard Worldwide Innovation Express
  • Multiple patent applications
  • Nominated Rookie of the Year for the Association of Accounting Marketers
  • Graduated Summa Cum Laude
  • 2003 Interfraternity Council President of the Year
  • 2003 Advertising Student of the Year
  • 2003 Multimedia Scholar of the Year
  • Dean’s List