Messaging app

Design Developer for Windows 10

As a Design Developer at Microsoft, I helped build the native Messaging application that runs on everything from small mobile phones to giant desktop screens. Working in-between devs and designers I prototyped the responsiveness of the design to iron out any problems with it before dev started coding. This also prevented a lot of bugs from coming back to me after it was finished.

Contact Us Page

UI/UX Designer for Microsoft Support

After I switched to a UX design position at Microsoft, this was one of the first projects I worked on. The contact us page is viewed 30 million times per month and encompasses every Microsoft product. After m design went live, the dropoff rate from the previous experience lowered by 20%.

Calling App

Design Developer for Windows Phone 8.1

When I first started contracting at Microsoft, I worked on the official calling app for Windows Phone. It was built using a proprietary coding language that had to be learned on the fly. Working very closely with dev, I got the app looking how the designer intended.

Microsoft Support Chat Bot

UI/UX Designer for Microsoft Support

This is my most recent UI/UX design item that I've worked on and it spanned about 8 months from begining to end. Working alongside Microsoft Research, I designed all of the UX for this artifical intelligence that aims to help you solve your Microsoft problems before you have to reach a live agent.

Messaging app

Design Developer for Windows Phone 8.1

People app

Design Developer for Windows Phone 8.1

Wallet app

Design Developer for Windows Phone 8.1

Calling app

Design Developer for Windows 10

Tacoma Film Festival

Freelance

Tablet in-dash

Side project

DTC Club ad

Washington State University

Holcomb PTA site

Intern at Level Design

Always learning.
Consistently improving.

Experience

Currently I work on the Microsoft Support design team that explores the pages on Support.Microsoft.com. I am part of a current re-design effort, which touches many support areas including contacting Microsoft, device repair, product hubs, and much more. I wireframe, redline, prototype, and create visual designs for my team. Only some of this content is live today, and most will ship in the coming months.
After graduating, I immediately started working at Microsoft in Redmond, WA under Aquent. For 2 years I was a Design Developer working in-between the design and engineering teams. It was my job to make sure that what devs coded was exactly what designers had intended. If it was wasn't, I would use my coding skills to edit languages such as HTML, CSS, XAML, and C# in the product itself. I did this for the calling, messaging, people, and wallet apps for Windows Phone 8.1 and Windows 10.
During my junior year at WSU I took a summer internship at Level Design in Portland, OR. This was my first time working with clients and collaborating with other people for real world projects. I was able to learn the end-to-end process of designing and coding a website for local Portland, OR companies. After the summer internship was over and I had to go back to school, I was allowed to work remotely for Level Design.
Digital Technology & Culture (DTC for short) was a brand new major when I entered WSU and it focused on all forms of digital media creation. At the time I couldn't decide whether I wanted to go into coding or design and this major eventually taught me the importance of knowing both. I was exposed to web/mobile development, graphic design, and even the fine arts.

I'm always interested in new opportunities


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