A tale of growth

Aug. 2014—Present
Distributed / Remote

Automattic, Inc.
WordPress.com, Jetpack, WooCommerce, Tumblr, & more

Senior product designer & project lead specializing in early and late stage design, along with project management and scoping. Responsibilities include UX research, flow mapping, assumption mapping, wire framing, interaction design, UI / visual design.

Other highlights include: Leading “Design Den” instructional courses to help other designers at Automattic grow, participating in 1:1 design mentorship sessions with other designers, and assisting our DesignOps team with designer hiring.

In my early years at Automattic, I also specialized in marketing design for international events and front-end development for Jetpack and WordPress.com.

Feb. 2014—Aug.2014
Distributed / Remote

Parka, LLC. (Acquired by Automattic)

Lead designer & front-end developer. Created and maintained brand guidelines, marketing & web design, product UI design, and more. I had a primary focus on our flagship product BruteProtect, where I designed and developed much of the front-end of our web app and WordPress plugin. I also designed and built BruteProtect.com.

Parka, llc / BruteProtect were acquired by Automattic in August 2014.

May 2012—Feb. 2014
Providence, Rhode Island

Astonish (Acquired by Zywave)

Lead designer & front-end developer. While at Astonish, I managed design & front-end development of enterprise clients. I worked with our web team to create and maintain a custom WordPress theme framework, plugins, and multitude of custom WordPress child themes for our 450+ active clients.

I also helped to create an internal design system, and marketing materials.

Astonish rebranded to Intygral and was acquired by Zywave in 2015

Sept. 2009—May 2012
New Bedford, Massachusetts

Slocum Design Studio

Senior designer & front-end developer who specialized in print design, package design, and web interface design. Often worked on designing & building custom WordPress theme for hundreds of small & medium sized businesses throughout the United States.

After joining the team, I spearheaded the effort to rebrand Slocum Design Studio. The rebrand included a new identity, website, business cards, letterhead, envelopes, and an entire suite of marketing materials.

Oct. 2008—May 2012
Providence, Rhode Island

Schwadesign (Defunct)

Junior designer & front-end developer who specialized in web design, marketing design, and branding design for dozens of mid-size clients around the United States. Built custom WordPress & Drupal themes.

Jan. 2004—Aug. 2014
New Bedford, Massachusetts

Midnight Shift Studio (Defunct)

I ran my own full service design studio for just over 10 years, working with over 300 small and mid-size clients from around the United States and Canada. Depending on the type of client needs and project size I would often assemble small agile teams of contractors to help complete certain tasks such as PR and back-end development.

Jan. 2004—Aug. 2014

BayNet Web Services

Web designer & front-end developer who designed and built several hundred small business websites throughout the United States. Occasionally created brand & marketing design packages.