I'm all about interactive, and pretty thrilled to have found a medium that blends geek thrills and creative sensibilities so beautifully. How did I get so lucky?


  • Inspired interactive designer with 10+ years of experience; Passionate about compelling public communication, digital strategy and storytelling, and media interaction; Capable of leading large projects and teams requiring strong technical background and user experience focus.
  • Skills and specialties:
  • UX and communication strategy, writing, and implementation across digital interfaces (web/mobile/etc.), social media, and traditional platforms; Graphic and interactive/UX design; Front-end web development (HTML/CSS/Javascript/JQuery); Mobile and app (iPhone) development; team-building and leadership.
  • Strengths:
  • Clear communication of complex topics; Relationship-building with resources, contributors, stakeholders, and key executive leaders; Committed leadership of a diverse interactive and UX / media / communication team.


  • Lead UX Specialist, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, December 2013 to present
  • Role: Lead UX practice for the organization through building a team dedicated to design with UX at the forefront, handling digital communication strategy (web/mobile/social media), managing developer roles and constituent relationships
  • Clients: Minneapolis Fed digital presence, including public and internal sites as well as external subsidiaries
  • Skills: Design, HTML/Javascript/CSS, Sitecore, iOS development
  • Results: Working toward the creation and unification of a great user experience across all digital mediums, including traditional web, social media, mobile, and video; content procurement and editing; data visualization; and consistent education of constituents
  • UX Specialist, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, July 2009 -December 2013
  • Designer, Ham in the Fridge, November 2006 to June 2009
  • Roles: Conceptualization, design, front-end development, and implementation
  • Clients: Local and national retail, children's, and entertainment companies, including Target, Best Buy, Marvin Windows, Nickelodeon, and Cartoon Network
  • Technologies: XHTML, Javascript, CSS, ASP, Joomla, and Actionscript 2
  • Results: Interactive campaigns, websites, online games, rich media banner ads, and email campaigns
  • Freelance designer/developer, 2004 to 2011
  • Interactive design intern, Tunnel Studio, summer 2004
  • Graphic arts intern, American Girl/Mattel, summer 2003


  • B.S., graphic design, summa cum laude, University of Minnesota, May 2004.
  • Capstone project completion, College of Human Ecology Honors Program.


  • Warm-weather biker, time-to-time gymnast, voracious reader, happy Minneapolitan