k.m

A little About me

I am a multi-disciplined designer with a focus on user interface development in San Francisco.

I am currently the lead designer at Giant Rabbit, where I am building an ambitious design department from the ground up. I get my hands into all parts of a product design and strategy. My responsibilities include website design, mobile app design, print design, logos, branding strategy, information architectures, and content strategy.

In my free time I love to cook, eat, and travel with my boyfriend, R, and learning new art skills with my Mom (the best mom in my opinion).

I am a New York City girl who immersed herself into the heart of technology, San Francisco CA. And no, I cannot say which city is the better city; that is an impossible question.

Resume

Current

Lead Designer

Giant Rabbit

I lead a small team that help non-profits pursue their mission in the online space. I have shepherded many successful design processes ranging from a budget of $10K to $500K. 

Responsibilities include:

- Cross collaboration with information architects, developers, and project managers to define a scope of work to meet the user's needs with clients expectations all within a specified budget.
- Utilize user and competitive research to create a visual language; unique to the client's voice that stood above the crowd.
- Generate compelling content strategy for user flows that centered around the desired user action.
- Produce work from low-fi wireframes to high-fi prototypes.
- Develop internal design processes to focus on best practices; transitioning the design department into a more established program. Also includes design product development.
- Improved upon key business practices that helped increase employee productivity, produced better pipeline insight, and enhanced client facing documents.

MAY 2016 - JULY 2017

Web Designer

Giant Rabbit

Expanding upon my time as a contract designer, my responsibilities include: brand strategy, logo design, information design, user experience, mobile app design, and creating successful presentation and design hand off processes.

Sept 2015 - May 2016

Contract Designer

Giant Rabbit

Assisting the lead designer in all tasks related to web design including: wireframe, prototyping, and graphic design.

June 2015 - Aug 2015

Online Media Intern

Exploratorium

Assisted in the content management of the main Drupal-based website. Re-designed and developed the "Science of Baseball" website. Modernized the aesthetic and made the website responsive to all devices sizes.

OCt 2012 - Aug 2015

Financial Analyst

Situs

Analyze historical cash flows on commercial real estate including malls, strip centers, CBD office buildings, hotels, and resorts.

SEPT 2010 - Oct 2012

Financial Analyst

Moody's Investor Services

EDucation

2013 - 2016

MFA Web Design and New Media

Academy of Art

Learned the building blocks of effective web and mobile designs including: coding languages (HTML, CSS, JavaScript, JQuery), effective UX/UI, and utilizing visual tools such as typography, info-graphics, motion graphics, digital imaging, etc. to create smart, fluid designs.

2006 - 2010

BA in Mathematics

Skidmore College

Undergraduate degree in mathematics with a minor in music. Societies include the Skidmore Dynamics.

Proficiencies

Web Design

User Interface Design

User Experience

Brand Strategy

Logo

Content Strategy

Information Architecture

Product Development

Problem Solving

HTML

CSS

JavaScript