Experience

Purpose-driven. Multidisciplinary. Leader.

Professional Experience

  1.  – 

    Director of Product Design & Engineering at Booking.com

    Amsterdam, Netherlands  |  Hybrid

    Led and shaped the design and development of diverse customer-facing and partner-facing products across a wide range of technologies. Managed and mentored teams of 30-100 designers, engineers, researchers, and other professionals, driving strategic direction, team development, and business growth.

  2.  – 

    Design & Engineering Manager at Booking.com

    Amsterdam, Netherlands  |  Hybrid

    Led four Agile, cross-disciplinary teams of designers, developers, and copywriters. Shaped product strategy, design, and development for diverse customer-facing projects. Championed user-centered design principles and data-driven decision-making to optimize product experiences, driving business growth.

  3.  – 

    Product/UX Designer at Booking.com

    Amsterdam, Netherlands  |  Office

    Embraced full ownership of the design process, crafting engaging user experiences from initial research to polished UI implementations. Leveraged skills in UX, HTML, CSS, and in-house templating engines to bring ideas to life and effectively display data from the back-end.

  4.  – 

    Full-Stack Designer Freelance

    United States & Europe  |  Hybrid

    Accountable ownership of the project life-cycle process, for personal clients. Crafted engaging experiences from discovery to delivery. Leveraged skills in graphic design, web design, front end development, animation, photography, and illustration to bring ideas to life.

  5.  – 

    UX Designer at Smashing Boxes

    Durham, North Carolina  |  Office
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Everything during & before University

  1.  – 

    Graphic Design Intern at North Carolina Department of Natural Resources

    Raleigh, North Carolina  |  Office
  2.  – 

    Designer & Photographer at The Technician

    Raleigh, North Carolina  |  Office
  3. Junior Graphic Designer at Engineering Communications

    Raleigh, North Carolina  |  Office
  4. Lead Interaction Designer at Token Energy

    Raleigh, North Carolina  |  Hybrid
  5. Photography Intern at Elizabeth Galecke Photography

    Raleigh, North Carolina  |  Studio
  6.  – 

    Cashier & Bagboy at Harris Teeter

    Wilmington/Raleigh, North Carolina  |  Store
  7. Web Design Intern at BlueTone Media

    Wilmington, North Carolina  |  Office
  8.  – 

    Concessionist at Carmike Cinemas

    Wilmington, North Carolina  |  Cinema
  9.  – 

    Soccer/Football Referee at Pleasure Island Soccer Association

    Wilmington, North Carolina  |  Field
  10.  – 

    Soccer/Football Referee at Cape Fear Soccer Association

    Wilmington, North Carolina  |  Field

Areas of Expertise

Leadership

  • Project Planning + Management
  • Cross-Functional Communication + Collaboration
  • Resiliency and flexibility
  • Diversity, Equity, Inclusivity and Allyship

Craft Operations

  • Processes and Workflow Improvements, Documentation and Governance
  • Craft Consistency + Excellence
  • Knowledge Base Research, Assessment, Planning and Development
  • Tools, Resources and Content Inventories and Audit
  • Organization + Practice Development
  • Employee Experience + Engagement

Team Development

  • Career Development
  • Skills Development
  • Goal Setting + Tracking
  • Leadership Training
  • Mentorship + Coaching
  • People Strategy

Craft Delivery

  • Execution, Delivery and Direction of Traditional, Digital and Experiential Design
  • Branding, Graphic Design, Advertising and Marketing Communication
  • UX / UI Design and Consulting
  • Design Thinking
  • Agile Methodology

Tools

  • Figma
  • Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, After Effects, Premiere
  • Confluence, Jira, Trello
  • Airtable, Notion, Coda
  • Google Office, Microsoft Office
  • Slack, Workplace
  • Keynote, Powerpoint

Education

2007 – 2011

North Carolina State University

Bachelor of Graphic Design; Minor in Spanish; Cum Laude

Coursework covered principles of graphic design, typography, imaging, visual theory/history, and communication problem-solving through progressively advanced studio projects. Developed expertise in concept development, branding, print/digital design, motion graphics, and portfolio preparation. Studied design process, creative strategy, audience analysis, and implementing appropriate visual solutions.