Over 8 years of experience in

UX Design, Web Design & Front-End Development

I am a UX Designer skilled at all aspects of the design process from user research to front-end code.

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Mortar Labs

web application development

Mortar Labs is a company that designs and develops websites and web applications.

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CCLI Store

music licensing

CCLI, or Christian Copyright Licensing International, provides information and resources for churches and copyright owners around the world.

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MOOLplan

planning software

moolPLAN is an online application designed to help couples build a stronger foundation together while planning for the future.

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Design Process

When approached about building a website, I usually launch in to question-asking mode. What goals do you have? What do you hope to accomplish? What are the top three things you want people to do on the site?

Websites aren't just about aesthetic appeal and big, beautiful images. They are there to help people find information about you and your business.

Every element I design is intentional, taking your audience and your business goals into consideration. This is why I start my process with user research and data analysis.

1User Research · Understanding the audience
2Data Analysis · Establishing a baseline
3Concept Development · Sketching a plan
4UI Design · Visualizing the outcome
5Development · Making it happen

Once I understand how to align the needs of your customer with the goals of your business, I start problem-solving mode. This usually involves sketching out some rough concepts - not always pretty, but good for conversation.

Concepts quickly evolve into graphical representations of what your website will look like. During this time, I often work with graphic designers and content writers to complete the picture.

With a plan in place, I get to work developing your site. I frequently work side-by-side with developers, ensuring that the outcome isn't just a literal execution of the design, but a high-quality product that helps you succeed.

About Me

Design is my life

I currently reside in the Pacific Northwest with my family and spend my time living and breathing design. It's much more than just a job for me, it's a lifestyle. When people hear that I'm a designer, they immediately think about graphics and artwork which, while a crucial part of the user experience, does not encompass all that I do.

What moves me

People are multi-faceted and complicated, which is why User Experience Design is so fascinating. It deals with the deeper, more psychological aspects of design and digs into the complexity of how and why humans interact with technology. This is the stuff that keeps my fire going. And this is why I read psychology books and papers for fun.

What I'm Up To Now

My business partner and I have recently launched a web application design and development company called Mortar Labs. Together, we are focused on building meaningful connections in the technology space and on creating experiences that make a difference.