WORK EXPERIENCE

2017 to present

Lead Product Designer, Global Strategic Initiatives (2019 – Present)
Booking.com (NASDAQ: BKNG) – Amsterdam, NL

Prior roles: UX Manager, China Business Unit (2018 – 2019); Lead Designer, BookingSuite (2017 – 2018)

Currently driving design strategy across Booking.com’s global product departments, while collaborating with ICs, directors and C-level leaders to effect cultural change, improve processes and build scalable products for the travel industry. 

My focus includes: Design strategy for the company’s ambitious Connected Trip initiative; Strategic support for remote divisions in Shanghai, China and Tel Aviv, Israel; Identifying and creating design strategies for multiple high-ROI opportunities; Optimizing evaluation, allocation and resourcing practices for 250+ designers; Design thinking training for the UX community; Mentorships that lead to multiple senior/lead promotions. 

Prior to my current focus on global strategic initiatives and user accounts, I filled the role of interim UX manager in our Shanghai, China unit, and led UX teams in the BookingSuite division that focused on building SaaS oriented products for small to medium hotel partners.

Example work available upon request

2012 – 2017

Director of UX (2015-2017)
Axial – New York, NY

Prior roles: Lead UX Designer (2014 – 2015); Senior UX Designer (2012 – 2014)

As UX director I supervised all UX design and implementation for Axial’s fin-tech SaaS product. 

I was responsible for: Recruiting and managing performance of skilled multi-strength product designers; Coordinating team deliverables against product roadmap; Driving higher-visibility product review processes with stakeholders; Owning overall usability research and insights. 

Prior to my role as director, as Lead UX Designer I worked with product managers and development teams on product architecture, data visualization, and led the UX implementation of all product design, including: New-user acquisition and on-boarding; Search and messaging; Buy-side and sell-side workflows; Mobile app workflows and relevant feature sets; Design patterns and style-guides.

Example work available upon request

2010 – 2013

Consultant, UX & Graphic Design
Freelance 

I provided design services for creative solutions and deliverables in UX, UI print, video, and identity systems for a variety of clients ranging from independent entrepreneurs, small businesses, corporate groups, advertising agencies and non-profit groups covering the following industries: Higher education & universities; Media/film & creative services; Healthcare; Legal; B2C sales; Real estate.

Example work available upon request

2011 – 2012

UX Designer
Bloomberg LP – New York, NY

I focused on the general UX, information architecture, and UI design systems for customer-facing web products and editorial tools for internal editors and content creators of bloomberg.com and businessweek.com. These websites each had over 300mm monthly active users. My core responsibilities included: Data visualization for market data (global equities, commodities, currencies etc); Information architecture and taxonomy design for over 150 content sections; Visual design and guidelines for editorial content templates & special sections (events, 2012 presidential election, editorial features); User experience and product flows for editorial tools.

2004 – 2010

Creative Director (2009 – 2010)
Sliced Bread Co – Athens, GA

Prior roles: Art Director (2006 – 2009); Graphic Designer (2004 – 2006)

My professional career began as a Graphic Designer, advancing to Art Director, and in my final year to Creative Director. Throughout that time, I designed and developed work independently and with a creative team; designed and applied identity systems; created advertising for print, web, and TV; developed promotions; designed collateral materials and managed pre-production; designed and developed websites and interactive media; shot, edited and post-processed video. As Creative Director I supervised all identity, advertising, promotions, print production and collateral, websites and programming, and videography; designed projects directly with clients; and facilitated communication and streamlined interactions between each client, project manager, designer, marketing specialists, and engineers.

PROFICIENCIES

Processes

Product Design; User Experience Design; Interaction Design; Service Design; Design Management; Design Operations; Information Architecture; Design Systems; Design thinking; Design sprints; workflow design; mobile application design; wire-framing; prototyping;  user research; user testing; qualitative research; quantitative research; data visualization; presentations; visual design; UI Design; agile development;  product management;

Software

Figma; Sketch; Omnigraffle; InVision; Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, After Effects; git; Jira; Axure; HTML; CSS; basic PHP; Javascript; Final Cut Pro; print pre-press production;

*US Citizen. Qualified to work in EU

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