Experienced in user-centered design, user experience, and beautiful code for digital products. Effective at integrating functionality and design. Strong conceptual, prototyping, layout and typographical skills boosted by ten years of professional experience. Well-organized work style. Able to manage multiple projects and meet tight deadlines. Strong analytical and troubleshooting skills. An enthusiastic team player and fast learner. Excellent communication skills.


Atom Groom Design, LLC

January 2001 to Present


As owner of my own small freelance business I am responsible for all aspects of running the business. Graphic design, web design, development, client relations, vendor relations, accounting, etc.


  • Built a business of over thirty full-time clients.
  • Designed, developed and maintained several large and complex websites as well as small websites.
  • Successfully concepted and designed brands, logos and other print materials.
  • Moved from a home office space to a commercial office space.


February 2015 to May 2015
Lead Product Designer


Responsible for working directly with product owners and development team on rebuilding an app that is feature-rich from the ground up. Responsible for producing wireframes, interactive prototypes, and high-definition design files. Responsible for managing a small team of experience designers that implement various aspects of the app.


  • Successfully completed a re-branding of the company logo and product design to be released later this year.
  • Successfully recruited and built a small team of product and user experience designers.


May 2014 to January 2015
UX Designer / Front-End Development


Responsible for working directly with clients on single page applications. Responsible for project management, planning, client relations, user interface design, user experience design, prototyping and front-end development.


  • Helped company to improve User Experience design and prototyping process.
  • Completed the user interface and user experience design of two internal applications at super secret company that I can’t say publicly.

Sierra Trading Post, Inc.

February 2012 to February 2014
User Interface Designer, User Experience Designer and Front End Engineer


Responsible for designing user experiences with the in-house team for one of the world’s largest e-commerce retailers. Responsible for working directly with the in-house development team on front-end development of new iterations, features and bugs.


  • Redesigned the mobile version of the site.
  • Designed the Android, iPhone, iPad App User Interface and Experience.
  • Designed and developed the experience of several new features of the website.
  • Converted the website to a LESS CSS development environment with the development team.
  • Built the company’s first online style guide.

Manufacturers Products, Inc

December 2008 to February 2012 – Valparaiso, Indiana
User Interface Designer, User Experience Designer, Front End Engineer


Responsible for design, maintenance, front end programming and testing of two large e-commercie websites. Worked with a team of web developers to create a custom web portal to maintain e-commerce sites. Managed all web marketing, e-mail campaigns, search engine optimization, and more.


  • Worked with a team of Ruby on Rails programmers to create a completely custom e-commerce web application from the ground up.
  • Learned to work with in a GIT web production environment as well as learned basics of Ruby on Rails and HAML.

Madhaus Studio, LLC

March 2008 to December 2008 – Valparaiso, Indiana
Web Development Manager


Responsible for design, front end programming and testing of all web sites from the ground up. Created search engine optimized web sites and micro sites. Consulted with clients on re-programming their sites to be SEO friendly and implementing the process. Worked with a team of graphic designers to create compelling web site user interfaces to take into the build out phase.


  • Coded the entire front end of the 2008 Centier Bank Site.
  • Re-Designed and Re-Coded the White Lodging site for Search Engine Optimization
  • Developed a web design process increase production stability and flow.
  • Promoted from Senior Web Designer to Web Development Manager


March 2007 to March 2008 – Valparaiso, Indiana
Senior Web Designer


Responsible for designing and programming compliant websites from the ground up. Worked directly with client and internal project managers to meet tight deadlines. Designed and created flash animations, flash banners and e-mail creatives. Worked directly with creative director for all of Livemercial branding including website, print collateral, and promotional materials. Helped to manage a creative team of 13 in both the Indiana and Florida offices which includes designers, web developers, video editors, and copywriters.


  • Developed several internal web application interfaces
  • Front-end development and launch of several large client websites including:Eastman Kodak, Spacebag, As Seen on TV Network, and many more.
  • Developed a web design process increase production stability and flow.
  • Worked with team of programmers and developers to create the new “VCC5” System.

Bad Boyz Toyz, Shocktech, The Badlandz, Krush Skatepark

March 2004 to March 2007 – Calumet City, Illinois
Art Director, Web Designer, Web Master


Created graphic design for logo identity, major industry magazine advertisements, in-store signage, p.o.p signage, large format signs, banners, brochures, price guides, flyers, clothing graphics, and skateboard deck graphics. Designed and maintained over ten major websites. Worked with photographer on product photo shoots. In charge of in-house T-shirt printing press including: managing employees, printing color separations, quality control and excellent knowledge of the T-Shirt printing production process. Position required excellent project management skills.


  • Re-designed the e-commerce website from the ground up, encompassing everything from creating the user interface, front-end development and final implementation.

Squad Company / ImageSure

February 2003 to March 2004 – Chicago, Illinois
Graphic Designer, Web Designer

Mexus Ink Corporation

February 2002 to February 2003 – Chicago, Illinois
Graphic Designer, Web Designer, Production Manager

OfficeMax, Inc.

June 2001 to March 2003 – Chicago, Illinois
Graphic Designer

Liquid Generation .com

March 2001 to June 2001 – Chicago, Illinois
Junior Designer

Technical Skills:


  • Typography
  • Grid Systems
  • Hierarchy
  • Color Theory
  • Illustration
  • Brand Identity

Interface Design

  • Website Design
  • Application Design
  • Product Design
  • Mobile / Tablet / Desktop
  • Icon Design
  • Designing in the Browser

User Experience Design

  • Sketching
  • Wireframing
  • Interactive Prototypes
  • Usability Testing
  • Card Sorting
  • Micro and Macro Interactions


  • User Personas
  • Questionnaires
  • User Testing
  • User Interviews
  • Competitor Analysis
  • Data Analysis

Front-End Development

  • HTML
  • Javascript/Jquery
  • Grunt/Gulp
  • Responsive Design
  • Scalable Modular HTML/CSS
  • Bootstrap/Foundation
  • WordPress/Magento/Joomla
  • Ability to hand code
  • Cross Browser/Device Testing


  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • Axure
  • Sublime/Coda/Brackets
  • Command Line
  • GIT / SVN
  • MS Office


The International Academy of Design and Technology, Chicago, IL.

  • Associate of Applied Science in Computer Graphics / Graphic Design, January 2001.
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts in Multimedia Production and Design, December 2002.