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Agency / Client:Teach For America, Inc.

Project: As part of transforming User Experience for TFANet, I redesigned the search and browse experience for people, tools and resources. The PeopleFinder prototype demonstrates browsing UI and functionality for people search results.

Work Details:
  • User Research
  • UX Strategy
  • Wireframes
  • Interaction Design
  • Visual Design
  • Production-Ready HTML Prototype

Year: 2013

Tools: Omnigraffle Pro, PhotoShop, HTML, CSS, JavaScript.

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Teacher Placement App

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Agency / Client: Teach For America, Inc.

Project: App design for iPhone 5+ (iOS 6+). I conceptualized and designed a mobile experience to allow incoming TFA Corps Member (ie: Teachers) to easily keep track of their placement process to schools around the country. The app would allowing users to save and message pertinent data and is intended to communicate with other iOS apps, including Calendar, Maps, Phone, and Mail.

Work Details:
  • User Research
  • UX Strategy
  • Interaction Design
  • Sketches and Wire-flows
  • Visual Design and Iconography

Year: 2013

Tools: Omnigraffle Pro, Illustrator, PhotoShop, paper

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Rachael Ray Club RR

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Client: KingWorld

Project: Online fan club for Rachael Ray fans and viewers. I designed a custom online community experience to function seamlessly with the Rachael Ray website through the KickApps community platform. I conceptualized the user experience, executed visual design, customized static HTML/CSS page architecture, and managed front-end integration with the KickApps Community Platform.

Agency: KickApps, Corp.

Work Details:
  • Brand Research (Rachael Ray)
  • Community Strategy (performed in concert with Sales Lead)
  • UX Strategy, Site Map, Wireframes
  • Visual / UI Design
  • HTML/CSS Page Architecture
  • Usability and Integration Testing

Year: 2008-9

Tools: PhotoShop, Illustrator, HTML, CSS, JavaScript.

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CW Network Lounge

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Client: CW Network

Project: I designed an online demo community to demonstrate how the KickApps Community Platform could deliver a thoroughly customized, rich-media CW fan club experience to work seamlessly within the CW Network site. Community strategy highlighted high-demand features, such as, video and photo galleries, blogs, Twitter feeds, message boards, and more.

Agency: KickApps, Corp.

Work Details:
  • Brand Research (CW, ANTM)
  • Community Strategy (in concert with Sales Lead)
  • UX Strategy
  • Researched and diagrammed advantages of KickApps' social tools over client's current solution
  • UI and Visual Design for CW Lounge Home and ANTM Lounge

Year: 2009

Tools: PhotoShop, Illustrator, PowerPoint, Visio.

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TFANet Resource Search

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Client: Teach For America, Inc.

Project: Overhaul of user experience for TFANet site-wide search.

Agency: Teach For America, Inc.

Work Details:
  • User Research
  • UX Strategy
  • Interaction Design
  • Sketches and Annotated Wireframes
  • Visual Design and Iconography

Year: 2012-2013

Tools: Illustrator, Omnigraffle Pro, PhotoShop

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Client: Turner Sports & Entertainment

Project: Customized community website for fans of Turner Classic Film, powered by the KickApps social platform.

Agency: KickApps, Corp.

Work Details:
  • UX Strategy
  • User Research
  • Site Map, User Flows, Wireframes
  • Visual / UI Design and Iconography
  • Platform Integration Strategy
  • Project Management
  • HTML/CSS Page Architecture
  • Usability & Integration Testing

Year: 2009

Tools: PhotoShop, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, KickApps App Studio

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TFANet Teaching Icons

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Client: Teach For America, Inc.

Project: Icon design for teaching resource categories on TFANet.

Agency: Teach For America, Inc.

Work Details:
  • Visual Design
  • Research of Teaching Iconography

Year: 2013

Tools: Pen & paper, Illustrator, PhotoShop

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MarthaStewart.com Viral

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Client: MarthaStewart Omnimedia, Inc.

Project: Demo viral page for MarthaStewart.com, powered by the KickApps social media platform. I designed the experience to highlight KickApps' customizable viral widgets and conducted the on-site pitch.

Agency: KickApps, Corp.

Work Details:
  • Brand Research (MarthaStewart.com)
  • Audience Research
  • UI Design for the viral page and widgets
  • Visual design to expand upon and work as a seamless showcase for client brand
  • Front-End Implementation

Year: 2009

Tools: PhotoShop, ActionScript, Flash, KickApps App Studio, JavaScript, CSS, HTML

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Yoga Journal Community

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Client: Yoga Journal

Project: Community website for yoga enthusiasts and YJ readers, powered by the KickApps social platform.

Agency: KickApps, Corp.

Work Details:
  • Brand Research
  • User Research
  • Layout Design (Wireframes) for custom pages and features
  • Visual Design and iconography
  • Front-End Development
  • Usability & Integration Testing

Year: 2008

Tools: PhotoShop, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, KickApps App Studio

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General Mills' SnackFresh

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Client: General Mills, Inc.

Project: General Mills launched a research initiative to learn about the snacking habits of 3 target age groups. I designed 3 websies utilizing the KickApps' community platform aimed at the three priority audience types identified by General Mills, to encourage the users to share their snacking experiences.

Agency: KickApps, Corp.

Work Details:
  • Brand Research (MarthaStewart.com)
  • Audience Research
  • Site Concept and Community Strategy (partnered with KickApps Sales VP)
  • UX Strategy for platform customization
  • UI Design
  • Visual Design and Typography
  • Front-End Development

Year: 2009

Tools: Illustrator, PhotoShop, CSS, HTML, JavaScript.

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AVP Volleyball Nation

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Client: AVP

Project: Community website for AVP volleyball fans. Part of the challenge was to harness the Kickapps' social platform's most relevant offerings (i.e.: customizable, pages, widgets and social graph engine) to drive traffic and user activity.

Agency: KickApps, Corp.

Work Details:
  • Brand Research
  • User Research
  • Social Strategy (in concert with the Marketing Director and Sales Lead)
  • UI Design for custom pages and widgets
  • Visual Design and Iconography (adherent to AVP brand guidelines)
  • Front-End Development
  • Usability & Integration Testing

Year: 2009

Tools: PhotoShop, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, KickApps App Studio

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Marvel Fan Network

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Client: Marvel Characters, Inc.

Project: Designed demo fan website to pitch KickApps' community platform capabilities to Marvel Characters, Inc. The successful demo pitch was resulted in a contract for implementation.

Agency: KickApps, Corp.

Work Details:
  • Brand Research (Marvel Characters)
  • User Research (comic enthusiasts, Marvel fans)
  • Community Concept and Strategy (in partnership with KickApps Sales VP)
  • User Journey and Demo Site Map
  • UI Design (wireframes) for custom demo pages and widgets
  • Visual Design (skin, brand treatment, typography)
  • User Testing (for design)

Year: 2008

Tools: PhotoShop, Illustrator, HTML, CSS, JavaScript

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AOL Cityguide Features: African American Scene

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Client: AOL, Inc.

Project: As a designer at AOL, I generated UI and visual designs for AOL Local Features. Shown here: African American Scene headline page and Gallery page.

Agency: AOL, Inc.

Work Details:
  • UI Wireframes
  • Visual Design

Year: 2006-7

Tools: Illustrator, PhotoShop

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