I am a passionate Product Designer combining user-centered design and technology to craft smart, meaningful and beautiful experiences. I have over 10 years of professional leadership as Interaction, User Experience and Art Direction. Yes, I made the hat I’m wearing in this photo.
My education includes a Masters’ Degree in Interaction Design from New York University, a Bachelors degree in Fine/Graphic Arts and Design Leadership Certification from Cooper Institute.
As a Lead Product Designer, I have successfully led projects for name brands like MiniCircuits.com, Weill Cornell Medicine, the US Stock Exchange, the Prevention and Parenting Magazines, the Gillette / Braun Corporation, and also work for Public Transit and advocacy for hartransit.org.
When possible, I accept invitations to Lecture classes in New Media, the latest, an Interaction Design class for the Fashion Institute of Technology FIT in New York City.
The Present (12 years)
A decision to push my design career further into to the latest technology, led me to make a life-changing career move. I was accepted into NYU’s Masters Program at the Tisch School of Art. The Interactive Telecommunications (ITP) in New York City. Presently one of the world’s most progressive, competitive and esteemed new media programs, according to this CNET review.
While studying full time, I continued to add to my client list with names such as The Parenting / Prevention Magazine and The New York Stock Exchange among others, as well as received invitations to lecture Design, New Media and Technology classes at my former alma mater, Western Connecticut, in Westchester and currently in New York City at the Fashion Institute of Technology.
ancient History - YOU CAN STOP READING UP TO HERE
My design career began with with a Bachelors degree in Graphic Design and an internship as a Multimedia Artist for Ethan Allen - where I remained employed one year after graduating. Ethan Allen, opened the doors as a Jr. Art Director, at one the most popular Marketing Agencies in Connecticut - Marketing Drive US - where I quickly grew to a Senior Art Director for the Gillette, Duracell and Braun campaign.
While the DotCom era happened, I held positions like Marketing and Public Relations and Lead Designer for the Housatonic Area Regional Transit Agency in Western Connecticut. Where I created, promoted and maintained the agency’s brand, in addition to enhancing the transit’s way-finding and scheduling didactics. While in this post, I also became involved in the community by joining public meetings, as a Board Member of local organizations, and collaborating with civic organizations, including becoming an "Official Translator" for the City of Danbury.
If you would like to hear how I can help you with Design, User Experience, Art Direction, Photography, or Information Architecture, send me a message. I'd love to hear from you.