I joined Sears Home Services as their Design Lead in 2010. Among the projects I've worked on are implementing a fixed 960-grid site structure to offer greater flexibility as well as to encourage content sharing across Sears-owned properties; defining testing plans for site features; and establishing an updated style guide, site taxonomy, and design language.
After leaving FatWallet at the end of 2008, I worked on several freelance projects through 2009 and into 2010 for companies in various fields, including financial services, property development, recreation, and mapping–both as a visual designer and as a user experience consultant.
After being hired as the company's first interface designer, I lead visual overhauls of the site's homepage, community forums and site-wide navigation. In addition, I was responsible for the design of both email and print communications to the public.
Hand-picked for a variety of projects with American Greetings, including redesign and maintenance of 2 of the company's top 3 properties, Blue Mountain and eGreetings, as well as being the lead designer for a co-branding effort with Yahoo!
Led a redesign of the web site in 2000 involving all pages, navigation, forms and communications in order to create a more user-friendly, cohesive and accessible web site. I was later in charge of designing the sign-up/join process when the web site went to a pay model in 2001.