k.m

A little About me

I am a multi-disciplined designer with a focus on user interface development in San Francisco.

I am a visual designer and user experience strategist at Kanopi Studios. An integral part of any website strategy, I help outline site goals, identify the key performance indicators, and construct intuitive experiences using layout, visual design, and interactions. Storytelling plays a large role in my approach because I believe a good story makes you relatable and creates lasting impressions.

In my free time I love to cook, eat, and travel with my boyfriend, R, and learning new art skills with my Mom (the best mom in my opinion).

I am a New York City girl who immersed herself into the heart of technology, San Francisco CA. And no, I cannot say which city is the better city; that is an impossible question.

Resume

Current

UI & User Experience Strategist

Kanopi Studios

I work with a range of businesses, leading them through user research, content strategy, information hierarchy, and interface design while keeping a close eye on budget, timeline, and organizational goals.

July 2017 - December 2018

Lead Designer

Giant Rabbit

I lead a small team that help non-profits pursue their mission in the online space. I have shepherded many successful design processes ranging from a budget of $10K to $500K. 

Responsibilities include:

- Cross collaboration with information architects, developers, and project managers to define a scope of work to meet the user's needs with clients expectations all within a specified budget.
- Utilize user and competitive research to create a visual language; unique to the client's voice that stood above the crowd.
- Generate compelling content strategy for user flows that centered around the desired user action.
- Produce work from low-fi wireframes to high-fi prototypes.
- Develop internal design processes to focus on best practices; transitioning the design department into a more established program. Also includes design product development.
- Improved upon key business practices that helped increase employee productivity, produced better pipeline insight, and enhanced client facing documents.

MAY 2016 - JULY 2017

Web Designer

Giant Rabbit

Expanding upon my time as a contract designer, my responsibilities include: brand strategy, logo design, information design, user experience, mobile app design, and creating successful presentation and design hand off processes.

Sept 2015 - May 2016

Contract Designer

Giant Rabbit

Assisting the lead designer in all tasks related to web design including: wireframe, prototyping, and graphic design.

June 2015 - Aug 2015

Online Media Intern

Exploratorium

Assisted in the content management of the main Drupal-based website. Re-designed and developed the "Science of Baseball" website. Modernized the aesthetic and made the website responsive to all devices sizes.

OCt 2012 - Aug 2015

Financial Analyst

Situs

Analyze historical cash flows on commercial real estate including malls, strip centers, CBD office buildings, hotels, and resorts.

SEPT 2010 - Oct 2012

Financial Analyst

Moody's Investor Services

A credit analyst in Commercial Mortgage Backed Securities in the new issuance group.

EDucation

2013 - 2016

MFA Web Design and New Media

Academy of Art

Learned the building blocks of effective web and mobile designs including: coding languages (HTML, CSS, JavaScript, JQuery), effective UX/UI, and utilizing visual tools such as typography, info-graphics, motion graphics, digital imaging, etc. to create smart, fluid designs.

2006 - 2010

BA in Mathematics

Skidmore College

Undergraduate degree in mathematics with a minor in music. Societies include the Skidmore Dynamics.

Past Clients Includes

Benetech, Cutaneous Lymphoma Foundation, Edible Schoolyard, Gauntlet Gallery, Giant Rabbit, Howlround, Kanopi Studios, MADRE, The Mechanics' Institute, Putah Creek Council, and The Trust for Public Land,

Proficiencies

Web Design

User Interface Design

User Experience

Brand Strategy

Logo

Content Strategy

Information Architecture

Product Development

Problem Solving

HTML

CSS

JavaScript