UXR Portfolio

UXR Research Overview


Research Interests

Creative strategy, the sociability of digital products, games, learning, psychology, big data 

Recent UX Research Studies

Innovation (business opportunities in shared economy, Smart Cities), customer validation, machine learning, chat bots, shopping attitudes/behaviors, information architecture, web accessibility (visual/mobility/dexterity), instructional design, user flow, rebranding, visual design (iconography, avatar) 

UX Skillset

  • Leadership, project design
  • UX team support and mentorship
  • Customer and Project Validation methods
  • Cognitive walkthroughs
  • 1:1 Usability sessions: remote, in person, or unmoderated
  • Focus Groups
  • Ethnographic exploration
  • Contextual inquiry
  • Expert/Heuristic Review
  • Survey design
  • Customer interviews
  • Persona development
  • Journey mapping
  • Collaborative Analysis
  • Rapid prototyping
  • Quick sketches by hand or using InVision
  • Creative strategy
  • Accessibility Review/Audit
  • Quant/Qual Data analysis
  • Persuasive, concise presentation skills
  • Experience advocating for, evangelizing benefits, education UX at executive level
  • Fake Doors

Education (Resume & Coursework)

  • Master of Liberal Arts, Digital Media Design, Harvard Extension (2017)
  • Master of Science, Human Factors of Information Design, Bentley University (2014)
  • Post Baac, Creative Advertising & Marketing, Northwestern University (2011)
  • BFA, Studio Art & Art History, School of the Art Institute of Chicago (2007)


  • Innovation
  • SCRUM, Agile
  • User Zoom, Validately
  • Axure, Balsamiq
  • Morae, Web Ex
  • Photoshop, Lightroom
  • Wacom tablet
  • WordPress
  • Learning: SQL, Python, 3D Printing, JavaScript, Adobe Photoshop, Google Sketch