Professional Experience
Product Designer

07/21 - present
Design user experiences (UX) and interfaces (UI) for suite of real-time, AI-powered conversation intelligence and call coaching products. Evaluate current product offerings and work with customer support to respond to client requests. Conduct research to plan new feature implementations. Create and maintain design system assets and documentation in Figma and Zeplin. Collaborate with product owners and developers to maintain consistency and accessibility.

Product Designer
RTI International
06/18 - 06/21

Designed responsive landing pages and interactive applications using Figma, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and relevant code libraries. Drew and designed supplementary assets such as infographics, vector artwork, and branding materials to promote RTI to potential clients. Championed accessible web standards and communicated brand value to clients.
• Designed award-winning website to engage 6,000+ employees, dispersed over 75+ countries, in the RTI 60th anniversary celebration.
• Designed and developed interactive, responsive survey application using React and Material Design that resulted in a 78% response rate.
• Crafted text and design mockups to champion user-centered design and 508 compliance for a $1.3 million winning proposal.

Visual Arts Specialist
University of North Carolina Greensboro
11/16 - 09/17

Photographed campus events, staff portraits, and creative editorials under tight deadlines. Assisted graphic designers with magazine layouts, ad campaigns, and social media posts. Maintained file management system and trained coworkers to use digital assets appropriately.
• Photographed ad campaign and editorial photos for university’s 125th anniversary edition of alumni magazine.
• Designed map visualizations and one-sheets to present campus expansion projects to community stakeholders.
• Acquired FAA drone pilot license to take aerial campus photos for use in ad campaigns.

Katie Irene Photography
05/11 - 11/16
Built an event and portrait photography brand. Wrote copy, designed ad campaigns, and maintained business website. Used Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator to deliver high quality products.
Bachelor of Arts: Media Arts and Entertainment, Cinema concentration
Elon University
• Courses in communications, liberal arts, elementary special education
• Study abroad course - London: The Photographer’s Gaze
• Work study - Media Relations Photographer for Elon Athletics
• 130 hours of student teaching in public elementary schools
Produced, filmed, and edited documentary short "Contrary Movement"

Credits transferred to Elon University: Filmmaking
University of North Carolina School of the Arts

• Courses in Filmmaking and Humanities
• Work study - production office assistant
• Participated in the creation of over 50 student films
• Supervised 30 classmates as co-producer of 10-minute student film

Product Manager Nanodegree
Full Stack Web Developer Nanodegree

Adobe Certified Expert - Photoshop CC

Design: UX design, UI design, marketing design, brand design, print design
Design Software:
Figma, Adobe XD, Sketch, Zeplin, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign
Programming: HTML, CSS, SCSS, JavaScript, React, GraphQL, PostgreSQL
Other: Team leadership, event planning, program management, mentoring

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