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About

I have been designing and building websites since 2000, among other creative pursuits. My visual design focus of the web world shifted to a UX emphasis around 2011 when I left an interactive agency and joined a proper UX team. I spent around five years working on user shopping experiences, then spent about a year transitioning into what would become a systems designer role. From around 2017 to the present, I have been a lead designer working primarily on design systems.

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2021–Present

Remote. Lead UX Designer on a newly-formed design system serving all internal and some external Expedia Group applications and services.

2017–2021

Remote. Returned to Expedia to lead the design effort on a design system for supplier experiences.

2016

Remote. Left Expedia to pursue a full-time remote Sr UX Designer position with an online retailer. Worked with the company for 1.5 years.

2014

San Francisco, CA. Transferred to Expedia's Bay area location. Worked on traveler itinerary experiences and the start of a design system.

2011

Bellevue, WA. Took a position with Expedia as a web designer on the UX team. Learned that hypotheses weren’t just for scientists. Worked on lodging shopping experiences.

2008

Kirkland, WA. Sold RED to a small interactive agency, joined the team as an Art Director, eventually became Creative Director.

2006

Seattle, WA. Moved back to the United States and joined RED Creative Group with long-time friend and fellow designer, Ryan Riley. Learned HTML and CSS so we could offer additional web design services to small businesses.

2005

Moscow, Russia. Taught design and illustration at the British Higher School of Art & Design.

2004

Moscow, Russia. Moved overseas and worked as a freelance ESO (English as a second language) teacher.

2003–2004

Los Angeles, CA. Freelanced for a year. Became certified to teach English as a second language.

2003

Pullman, WA. Graduated Magna Cum Laude from Washington State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Fine Arts.

2001

Dot-com bubble bursts. After working professionally as a print graphic designer for 1.5 years, I was laid off. I decided this was a good opportunity to do a little more schooling and get a 4-year degree.

1999

Seattle, WA. Graduated with honors from the Art Institute of Seattle with a AAA degree in Visual Communication.