EXPERIENCE

Founder, Question Box Studio / 2012-Current

Design branded websites, digital assets and videos for schools, non-profits and startups with a focus on social good and community engagement to align key stakeholders and launch services.

  • Partner directly with clients and their stakeholders to uncover insights, research solutions and complete project objectives
  • Craft story framework and visual assets for all initiatives from sketches to deliverables
  • Project manage client work, including cultivating research, design and technology methodologies to apply the best tools for each unique project

 

Designer, Lift Collective / 2015 - 2016

Produced visual brand and digital communication solutions for businesses that include Fortune 500s, large private corporations, non-profits and startups. 

  • Discovered opportunities by researching user needs and communication channels via competitive benchmarking, interviews and mood boards
  • Leveraged customer insights to define strategic messages to develop communication frameworks as well as deploy brand identities and stylized complex internal and external processes and information flows

 

Visual Designer & Video Editor, Manning Digital / 2014 - 2015

Drove digital web strategy, user experience design and video production for digital agency. 

  • Led visual design process and project management with clients, as well as educated clients on the importance of design, user experience and storytelling strategy
  • Designed client website and web apps based on deep understanding of user needs as well as edited web-ready client videos

 

Production Intern, Kartemquin Films / 2012 - 2013

Selected via highly competitive process to assist with documentary film production. Film credits include: Life Itself, The Homestretch, The Interrupters and The Trials of Muhammad Ali.

 

Video Producer, University of Michigan / 2012 - 2013

Produced two short documentaries for the UM Library used for international training. 

 


Giving Back

Co-Founder, Trundle / 2014-2016

Launched start-up that collaborates with families to create smart, inspiring spaces where children in need can sleep and study. Designed, prototyped, funded and deployed service experience. 

 

Volunteer Art Teacher & After School Tutor / 2013 - 2016

Work with 1st-8th grade students to teach fundamentals of English, art, science and math. 

 

Board Member, Girls Education International / 2013 - 2015

Selected as board member for an international non-profit that fundraises for scholarships.

 


Education

Business Design & Digital Innovation / 2014 - 2015

Northwestern University, Post-baccalaureate Certificate program

 

Elective Certificate / 2014 - 2015

  • Design Lab – Design Research & Strategy / Fall 2015
  • +Acumen and IDEO – Certificate in concept ideation and prototyping

 

B.A. in Art & Design, Minor in Global Media Studies / Spring 2012
University of Michigan Penny Stamps School of Art & Design

University Honors, Magna Cum Laude, GPA 3.7/4.0
Scholarships

  • Stamps Merit Scholarship
  • Nam Center of Korean Studies Research Grant

Study Abroad

  • Harvard University – Seoul, South Korea: Documentary film production
  • Charles University – Prague, Czech Republic: European New Wave film studies
  • U.M. EcoExplorers – Madagascar: Community outreach at Ho Avy research center
  • Languages – Spanish, intermediate / Czech, beginner / Korean, beginner

Undergraduate Representative, Advisory Dean Search Committee

  • Selected by faculty to represent student body in the search for the new Dean for the Penny Stamps School of Art & Design.  

Expertise

Core Skills

  • Human Centered Design
  • Strategy
  • Storytelling
  • User Research Methods

 

Experience Overview

 

Technical Tools

  • Visual Design – Adobe Suite
  • Prototyping – InVision & UX Pin
  • Photography & Video – Final Cut
  • Communication – Office & Keynote