UX / Dev / Design, Nashville, TN
@nss-day-cohort-14 grad, recovering graphic designer, and on-again, off-again “artistic” photography hobbyist. I like people, places, and things. 👍
I am a "Nashville native" with a curious side: I am obsessed with making things better, and honestly it has gotten me in trouble from time to time! I love being around people, and trying to have a great time whatever the world throws at me.
I feel like I will find my true fit in the workplace when I feel challenged, appreciated, and when my coworkers feel like family.
Apprentice Software Developer at Nashville Software School
May 2016 – November 2016
Web Coordinator / Digital Imaging Specialist at HudsonYards Studios
June 2010 – April 2016
High end retouching and critical color correction for catalog and web images. Organization and categorization of web imagery facilitating a “smarter not harder” approach to workflow. Constant evaluation and improvement of workflows and standard operating procedures. Coordinated staging and planning of web projects in tight turnover situations. Facilitation of “live job tracking” methodology utilizing Google Drive.
Graphic Designer at Premier Digital Printing
April 2007 – June 2010
Design all ranges of media from business cards to vehicle wraps. Heavy customer interaction including all design and media consultation, designing, revisions and approvals, proofing, and assembly. Prepare all files for offset press using Heidelberg RIP station. Prepare all files for large format printing using Roland Rip station with VersaWorks. Produced pricing guidelines for large format printer including cost and profit analysis.
Full Stack Apprentice Developer at Nashville Software School
May 2016 – November 2016
I learned about and implemented planning strategies, graphical relationship diagramming, Kanban basics (Trello), team-working, Git and Github workflows, and Project Management.
I was part of Cohort 14, with a focus on Node.js and the MEAN stack, graduating November 4th, 2016.
Professional Development UX and UI at Nashville Software School
January 2016 – April 2016
Completed an intensive UX & UI Professional Development course at Nashville Software School (NSS) (UI & UX for Digital Product Design). Over the 13 sessions spread out over three months, we ran the gamut of User Experience and User Interaction practices. We collaborated and debated. We defined and refined. We interviewed and assessed. We learned the benefits of low fidelity prototyping and then transitioned our users feedback and multiple iterations into high fidelity models and proofs of concept. We grew even more fond and familiar with our new best friend; the Post-It Note. We even dipped our toes in front-end development.
Here’s my story:
Marketing at Tennessee Tech. University
1995 – 2001
Member of the Tennessee Tech team of students awarded first place in a National Business Case Competition sponsored by the American Marketing Association in 2001.
Front End Development