Outlook Experience Studio
Managing, inspiring, and growing world-class designers while providing product direction for Microsoft’s leading productivity app. Setting a dynamic vision and thought leadership across disciplines and products to foster groundbreaking, high-quality experiences rooted in customer insights. Instrumental in driving key goals for Outlook, including increasing mobile growth and delivering powerful innovations while maintaining quality that delights customers.
Microsoft Mobile Experiences
Creative lead at the helm of a globally distributed design team focused on defining the mobile strategy for Microsoft and creating magical multi-device experiences where any device is connected seamlessly to YOU. Partnered with leaders to drive innovation across mobile platforms with notable success, including the Microsoft and Samsung partnership.
Microsoft Web Framework Experiences / MSCOM
Crafting beautiful experiences that showcase the products people love using Microsoft Web Framework while streamlining the customer journey. A key player in strategic design efforts to maximize Windows engagement and conversion such as defining the IA of Microsoft Store across all platforms and establishing a system for design cohesion with Microsoft Web Framework. Managing, inspiring and growing creative leaders within Microsoft design studios.
Branded Entertainment Experiences Team
Providing innovative solutions to increase engagement and create a beautiful, compelling global product by spearheading the formation of adaptive, responsive design standards for MSN while working in partnership with developers, product managers, and user researchers. Ensuring the standardized guidelines are accurately migrated into all 49 global markets by functioning as design lead.
Founder of a global design studio dedicated to crafting branding solutions, premium websites and unique interactive experiences for clients, including Gibson Guitar. Responsible for managing the creative team, strategic planning, client relations, and overall business strategy.
Created cutting-edge advertising solutions for top 100 brands across MSN and Windows Live platforms while working in partnership with advertisers, account executives, and developers resulting in annual revenue exceeding $100 million. Produced high-fidelity interactive demonstrations, visual concepts and the first Windows Live monetized gadget.
Conceived and created custom branded solutions across MSN, Xbox Live and Mobile for Microsoft's premier advertising clients. Provided custom designs and animations for top tier clients
Greater Chicago Area
Applied creativity and artistic talent to web/print design solutions while producing quality work within tight budgets in a high-pressure, fast-paced environment. Partnered with art directors, copywriters, and project managers while meeting marketing objectives and supporting client brand positioning.
UX Beyond Borders
University of Washington
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