The Smokin' Pig is a restaurant based in South Carolina very close to my alma mater, Clemson University. They currently have minimal branding and a messy website, so I started redesigning their web presence to represent the restaurant better and to include an online ordering platform.
After a year of being at August Schell as their visual and UX designer, I was finally able to dive into rebranding the company. My team created an entire new brand, produced all new content, and developed a new website. I was the digital lead for the project.
Mobile first thinking lead me to creating the ASE Mobile CRM App. While the desktop CRM is somewhat responsive, it is not particularly user friendly. The August Schell solutions providers and sales reps are constantly on the go - meeting with clients and engineers, so creating a mobile app was a logical step for the company.
Expedition Insects is a children's iPad story that can be navigated multiple ways. I worked on it as the Interaction Designer, where I had to research children's iPad usability, interests, and develop personas. I also created the user interaction flows and the coloring section.
Due to my side business of being a wedding photographer, I frequently work with brides and grooms on a budget. I wanted to create an application that would help them stick to that budget, see what they still needed to hire/purchase, and create a log of all their expenses. Weddings can be so expensive, but I hope this app helps those couples that say they're on a budget, stick to it and keep them mindful of where they're alloting money.
I love clean spaces, organization, and solving puzzles. I have a fascination with how people use the web and how I can make human computer interaction better. I have a master's degree in interactive media and a bachelor's degree in communication studies and social sciences. I am both creative and logical, and I love combining the two using my diverse and techy skill set.
Currently, I am a UX designer for August Schell. I primarily design mobile apps and internal facing web apps. I also assist with marketing efforts in regards to designing HTML emails, landing pages for events, and keeping the current website up to date.
In my free time I enjoy traveling, exploring the outdoors, and building my photography business. I love all things related to wildlife and culture.
MA Interactive Media (Elon University, 2014)
BA Communication Studies (Clemson University, 2012)
UX Designer at August Schell
Web and Content Producer at Smithsonian Institution
Adobe Creative Suite, Sketch, Balsamiq, Invision, HTML 5, CSS, Jquery, User Testing, Responsive Web Design, Prototyping, Mobile Design