An alchemist of user experiences, a conductor of creative design, and a virtuoso of front-end development — my journey in the realms of UX design and front-end development has been a symphony of innovation and growth. With a proven track record of crafting intuitive interfaces and translating designs into captivating digital experiences, I have orchestrated success across diverse industries, from education and gaming to marketing and beyond. From strategic leadership and fundraising to fostering inclusive learning environments and empowering youth, my passion lies in creating immersive user experiences that leave a lasting impact. If you seek a visionary UX designer and front-end development consultant who can harmonize creativity, technology, and strategic thinking, then let's compose something extraordinary together.
Experience | Jul 2022 — Current 
UX Designer + Front End Development Consultant 
Strategic Leadership and Fundraising
Successfully supported the vision, storytelling, and creative design for the California Community Engagement 2.0 6-year grant, encompassing a $100 million scope.  Collaborated with the San Diego County Office of Education and the University of San Diego to serve under-resourced urban and rural communities and 147 school districts across California. Partnered with the Chief Executive Officer to develop compelling storytelling and creative design for new funding and grant opportunities. Supported senior leadership in designing impactful annual reports and impact reports, utilizing multiple modalities. Built an online platform for the year-long performance review portfolio process.
Assisted the Chief Executive Officer in the creative design and packaging of materials for board meetings, conferences, and new community partnerships.

Learning, Knowledge, and Development
Developed a user experience and design process for launching an interactive education learning platform, amplifying the voices of the most vulnerable students nationwide. Led listening sessions as a strategy for human-centered design. Designed a process for building learning modules to support internal and external learning. Introduced universal design principles to ensure material and web design accessibility for all individuals. Implemented design standards to maintain brand integrity and fidelity. Coached and built the capacity of Eskolta community members to learn new technologies and software.

Youth Leadership Program Facilitation and Design
Supported the establishment of a Youth Advisory Board, contributing to the strategic direction of the organization. Co-facilitated year-long advisory and team-building sessions with underserved high school youth, fostering their growth as learners, leaders, and advocates. Created design materials to support the marketing of the program. Assisted in developing an interactive application process incorporating multimedia elements, such as videos, to provide diverse avenues for youth to share their voices and opinions.

Partnership Support Design and Development
Created visually appealing and functional templates for various types of documents, ensuring consistency in design elements and formatting.
Co-designed interactive brochures using Adobe InDesign, incorporating multimedia elements, interactive features, and engaging layouts for an enhanced user experience. Conducted training sessions on Adobe InDesign and Adobe Acrobat, empowering clients and team members to perform minor file editing and providing essential functionalities, tips, and best practices. | Aug. 2012 - Feb. 2020
UI/UX Designer & Front End Developer
Orchestrated the design and implementation of innovative UI solutions for Student and Teacher Portals, showcasing a deep understanding of user experience. Collaborated closely with business analysts and developers to deliver optimal product solutions, consistently exceeding stakeholder expectations. Pioneered the development of an internal tool, replacing Excel and Google Drive, resulting in improved efficiency and workflow. Created comprehensive wireframes and detailed product specifications, setting the stage for successful design implementation. Formulated development guidelines, including asset specifications with CSS and HTML coding, ensuring consistent and high-quality deliverables. Worked in conjunction with the communication department to produce captivating marketing and web materials, effectively promoting our product. Utilized management tools such as Jira and Confluence, effectively coordinating project tasks and ensuring streamlined collaboration. Proficiently employed Adobe Creative Suite, CSS, HTML, and Bootstrap framework to bring designs to life.

Scopley | Jun. - Sep. 2016
Freelance Mobile Designer
Collaborated with the Sales and Marketing team to develop compelling marketing materials for popular in-house mobile games like The Walking Dead, Dice with Friends, and Yahtzee with Friends. Employed Basecamp as a project management tool, ensuring efficient communication and timely project completion. Demonstrated expertise in utilizing VPN access to the Marketing Server, facilitating seamless collaboration. Leveraged Adobe Creative Suite to deliver visually captivating marketing assets.

StartApp | Jul. 2013 - Feb. 2016
Freelance Mobile Designer
Collaborated closely with the Sales and Marketing team to generate persuasive supporting materials, including impactful infographics and engaging PowerPoint presentations. Devised and executed innovative concepts for mobile ad integration, significantly enhancing user mobile interaction. Crafted visually appealing mobile ad concepts and delivered compelling sales presentations. Skillfully employed PowerPoint presentations to communicate complex ideas effectively. | Jun. – Aug. 2012
Freelance Mobile UI Designer
Developed user interface projects and provided elegant design solutions for the iPhone mobile application. Collaborated seamlessly using InVision and leveraged Adobe Creative Suite to bring designs to life. | Mar. – May 2012
Freelance UI Designer
Produced captivating online advertising creative for flagship series like Desperate Housewives, Top Chef, Kathy, and Around the World in 80 Plates. Proficiently utilized Adobe Creative Suite, HTML/CSS, and Flash to deliver visually compelling content. | | Jul. 2008 – Jan. 2011 
Creative Director
Spearheaded the definition and implementation of cutting-edge UI solutions for an advanced trading system application. Led the optimization of the web platform for responsive mobile standards, resulting in enhanced user experience. Oversaw and managed the creative team, fostering their growth and career advancement. Collaborated closely with project managers and developers, successfully launching key projects such as trading platforms and web applications.

The Nation Traffic - Tel Aviv | Oct. 2007- May 2008 
Interactive Designer
Designed compelling print and web advertisements, showcasing creativity and visual acumen. Produced and managed a series of web pages for gaming sites, delivering captivating user experiences. Developed marketing materials, including landing pages, banners, and emails, effectively promoting products.

Community Connect Inc | Sep. 2005 – Jul. 2007
Senior Designer
Collaborated with Producers to conceptualize and develop campaigns for social media websites such as BlackPlanet, MiGente, and Created proof-of-concept mocks to support the sales department with RFPS, delivering persuasive visual materials. Proficiently employed Adobe Creative Suite, Flash, and HTML/CSS to bring designs to life.
Fashion Institute of Technology - NYC
Communication Design
2000- 2004 AAS

Graphic Design 
2004-2006  BFA
Interaction Design Foundation 

Mobile UX Design

UI/UX Design
Print Design
Cricut Design

Graphic Design
Adobe XD
Adobe Photoshop 
Adobe Illustrator 
Adobe InDesign 
Adobe Audition
Adobe Primer Pro
Adobe Dreamweaver

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