PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY

An experienced leader and creative thinker seeking to leverage the skills I’ve gained in the U.S. Navy to design and lead user-centered projects that encompass a wide-range of technologies and various communication mediums.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

OBJECT PARTNERS, Omaha, NE July 2020 – Present

UX Consultant

  • Enable better interaction between clients and their users to help organizations realize their business goals and connect with their customers
  • Bridge the divide between stakeholder expectations and user needs to deliver intuitive digital experiences that resonate with people.
  • Help clients realize the immense Return on Investment that good design brings to their business.

TIGERPAW SOFTWARE, Omaha, NE June 2019 – July 2020

Product Designer + UI/UX Front-End Developer

  • Responsible for creating and shaping the user experience through unique and captivating user interfaces and journeys
  • Lead, coordinate, and conduct user research and translate findings into impactful user experience interfaces.
  • Create initial concepts and designs, wireframes, and high-fidelity mockups to communicate vision with senior leadership and stakeholder groups
  • Collaborate with users and stakeholders throughout the product lifecycle to deliver applications and experiences that are tailored to and benefit the end-user

ORIGINAL ZEN, Omaha, NE March 2016 – Present

Creative Director / Founder

  • Work with a diverse range of clients to produce digital and print projects that improve their business
  • Create websites that are built on various platforms, including WordPress, Vue, and React, for multiple clients
  • Help my clients craft and develop their brand and deliver their message through graphic design work

UNITED STATES NAVY, Various Locations April 2009 – June 2019

Naval Aviator

  • Led large, diverse teams of people and managed multi-million dollar programs and assets in demanding environments
  • Assisted the Navy in fielding two of its newest platforms to service: the P-8A Poseidon and the MQ-4C Triton
  • Ensured that project requirements were met; created and oversaw programs that led to the successful implementation of both the P-8A and the MQ-4C

EDUCATION | CERTIFICATIONS

  • Master of Science in Web Design and Development, University of Denver, Denver CO
  • Bachelor of Science in Aviation Technology, Metropolitan State University of Denver, Denver, CO
  • Commercial Pilot, Single and Multi-Engine Aircraft
  • Certified Flight Instructor / Instrument Flight Instructor / Advanced Ground Flight Instructor

SKILLS SUMMARY

  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • UX Design, Research, and Testing
  • Figma / InVision
  • Wireframing
  • High-Fidelity Prototyping
  • Graphic Design and Illustration
  • HTML5 & CSS3
  • SASS/SCSS
  • JavaScript
  • React/Vue/Angular
  • Leadership
  • Communication
  • Creativity
  • Innovation