UX Designer


UX lead and system designer for Buoyant Cloud, which automatically keeps the Linkerd control plane and data plane up to date with the latest versions, handles installs, trust anchor rotation, and continuously monitors the health of your Linkerd deployments to proactively send alerts about potential issues before they escalate.

Oct 2019 – Present

Senior UX Manager


Led UX for Minted Wedding Websites, along with other online tools and growth initiatives. Architect and design lead of the Minted Component Library. While at Minted, I learned to carefully balance user needs and business goals to create products that are loved by their customers.

Feb 2015 – Oct 2019


Hitched Up

Co-founded Hitched Up: the easiest, fastest way to build your wedding RSVP site. Hitched Up was acquired by Minted in 2015.

April 2013 – July 2015

Associate Creative Director

MMGY Global

Led design for Destination Hotels, South Dakota Tourism, Visit KC, Enterprise, Sixt, Davenport Hotel Collection, UDR, Dolce Hotels and Resorts, and Surf or Sound. Responsibilities include developing UX requirements and workflow, project planning, creative direction, interface design, and illustration.

Dec 2011 – Feb 2015

Interactive Creative Director

Liquid 9

Led design and development for Borden Cheese, WKC Restaurants (McCoy's, Foundry, Beer Kitchen), and Dispatch Music. Designed and developed promotional websites for Strange Music. Responsibilities included creative direction, interface design, front-end development, PHP development, illustration, and photography.

Sep 2009 – Dec 2011

Sr. Interactive Art Director

Bernstein-Rein Advertising

Led design for Elbow Chocolates, Kansas City Performing Arts Center, Kansas City Repertory Theatre, Kasil Jeans. Designed and developed promotional websites for McDonald's, Ruby Tuesday, Ubisoft and Walmart. Responsibilities included art direction, interface design, Flash development, and front-end development.

Nov 2004 – Sep 2009

Sr. Art Director

lookandfeel New Media

Led design and front-end development for Lee Jeans. Designed and developed promotional websites for Kodak, Duncan Toys, Kansas City Symphony. Responsibilities included art direction, interface design, Flash development, front-end development, and illustration.

Feb 2000 – Nov 2004

Art Director

Cephas Multimedia

May 1999 – February 2000

Sr. Process Artist

Hallmark Cards, Inc.

May 1996 – May 1999