Senior UX Designer

CloudBees, Inc. (2019-present)

I work with a globally distributed cross-functional team to redefine the user experience of the world's most important CI/CD tools. I'm also collaborating on the future of CloudBees' design with fellow designers through the creation and management of two design systems.

UX strategy and design to revitalize legacy CI/CD products

Design work for forthcoming, cutting-edge products

Design research to understand users and unique DevOps challenges

Collaboration with a global community of open-source contributors

Collaborating with other designers to form a ResearchOps organization

Collaborative design and maintenance of two design systems

Consistent documentation of design projects and methodology

Deeply collaborative work with cross-functional peers

Disney Experience Designer

The Walt Disney Company (2018)

At Disney, I designed innovative internal tools for Cast Members through a combination of visual storytelling and user experience design.

Visual identity design work for various internal projects

Extensive brand research to inform visual identities

Research-driven, large-scale illustrations

Collaboration with cross-functional peers throughout the global org

Holistic UX strategy and UI design for internal products

Thorough design documentation

Product and Visual Designer

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (2015-2018)

At HMH, I designed digital-first education platforms for a global audience. I also drove DesignOps and helped instill modern design techniques in an evolving company and industry.

Holistic UX strategy for products with a global audience

Thorough design and interaction documentation

Regular research to understand pedagogical constraints

Rapid creation of prototypes for diverse interactions

Cross-functional collaboration throughout long-term product life cycles

Designing national and global education brands for millions of customers

Designing thorough brand guideline documentation for internal teams

Freelance Designer

Brueggen Design (2012—present)

I've worked as a freelance designer with companies ranging from lean startup organizations to massive global corporations.

Thorough usability audits to inform UX strategy

Helping clients solve diverse user experience challenges

Web application and website design

Mobile application design

General user experience and DesignOps consultation

Visual identity design for startups and established companies


Areas of expertise

Diverse skills inform one another and result in well-rounded products. I am first and foremost a product designer, but I also practice visual design and I'm a strong advocate for DesignOps.


Branding and visual identity design

Icon design and methodology

Branded material design


User research and testing

Holistic UX strategy

UI and interaction design

Thorough design documentation

Cross-functional collaboration


UX and design advocacy

Design system creation and evolution

Design resource management

Design org leadership


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