A senior designer with 10+ years of experience. From the Midwest. Currently in Brooklyn with my dog, Dexter Oliver Givens (yes, his initials are D.O.G.) I love creating smart product experiences. I embrace and adapt to processes that favor forward thinking and experimentation.

Experience

NEWSELA | 6.2020 - PRESENT
Senior visual designer for design systems.
RO | 9.2019 - 6.2020
Senior product designer on Growth: Conversion. Increasing subscription conversion rate by designing the best optimized experience for prospective members. Areas of focus include sign up, online visit and checkout funnels. Responsible for holding brainstorms, conducting user research, wireframes and visual polish.
WEIGHT WATCHERS INTL | 6.2019 - 9.2019
Product designer on the Recipes team. Supporting members by providing an ecosystem in which they can create, discover, share and save recipes throughout their WW journey and beyond.
WEIGHT WATCHERS INTL | 5.2018 - 6.2019
Visual designer on the growth team. Responsible for creating designs for the pre-member experience that increases conversion and revenue. Primary contributor to the WW design system.
WEBMD - MEDSCAPE | 3.2016 - 5.2018
Visual design manager and IC. I mentored a team of 6 designers, developed processes and tools to ensure design quality as well as measuring success in terms of human and business impact. I facilitated one on ones, working sessions, daily stand ups and other cadences that were conducive to a productive design culture.
WEBMD - MEDSCAPE | 8.2013 - 3.2016
Lead designer. Responsive design for highly trafficked content-driven websites. Designing a wide range of product offerings that hosts physician portals and related mobile applications for physicians and healthcare professionals.
THE COLLEGE BOARD | 8.2012 - 8.2013
ZETA INTERACTIVE | 6.2011 - 7.2012
PUBLICIS | 6.2007 - 6.2011

Education

PRATT INSTITUTE | BKLYN, NY
BFA with a concentration on Graphic Design
GENERAL ASSEMBLY | NY, NY
User Experience Design

Skills

Design management
Product design
Visual design
Accessibility design
Design systems
Figma
Sketch
Invision Studio
Principle
Zeplin
User centered design
Usability testing
B2B
B2C
Responsive design
Digital illustration
HTML and CSS