Professional Experience
UX Designer

2021 - 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.

UX Designer
RTI International
2018 - 2021

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
2016 - 2017

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
2011 - 2016
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.

Executive Assistant, Visual Designer
Casa Esperanza
2014 - 2015

Managed donor communications, marketing, and brand guidelines for small non-profit providing accommodations for cancer patients. Assisted Director of Development in planning and promoting fundraising events.
• Maintained database of 25,000+ donors and reported to Board of Directors on fundraising effectiveness.
• Designed digital and print marketing materials for inaugural gala event that raised $40,000+.
• Defined brand guidelines and redesigned brochures, web pages, and reports to present a consistent image.

Bachelor of Arts
Media Arts and Entertainment
Elon University

Product Manager Nanodegree
Full Stack Web Developer Nanodegree

Adobe Certified Expert - Photoshop CC

Design Software: Figma, Adobe XD, Sketch, Zeplin, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign

Programming: HTML, CSS, SCSS, JavaScript, React

Design: UX Design, UI Design, Marketing Design, Brand Design, Print Design

Other: Photography, Illustration, Google Analytics, A/B testing, copy writing

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