I am a user experience (UX) designer based in Columbia, Missouri. I combine thoughtful design with user research to create digital products that offer great experiences for users while meeting organizational goals.
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The Show Me Mizzou Day website needed to provide our community quick access to event information from any device. Using on-brand graphic elements and the Bootstrap framework, I created a mini-site to complement print, social and environmental materials within the larger campaign. The responsive design was optimized for mobile users so they could access activity information from their phones during the event.
The Missouri Veterans History Project needed a user interface design that made it easy for veterans and their families to participate in the project. I designed a simplified navigation system and space to showcase veteran stories, inspiring others to participate in the project.
The University of Missouri Division of Inclusion, Diversity and Equity got a fresh, on-brand design with a streamlined interface and responsive screen displays for phones, tablets, laptop and desktop screens. As this group grew from the Chancellor's Diversity Initiative to a full-fledged division, organizational priorities and services changed. I developed a new site navigation that not only better represented the division's new focus areas, but also reflects the things that mattered most to our site users.
I designed several promotional pieces for the University of Missouri's total eclipse celebration in 2017. These materials included:
I coordinated the marketing and promotions for Mizzou's Black History Month events from 2013-2015. This included creating the master calendar of events and handling promotions through a variety of other channels:
As part of an earlier redesign, I developed the wireframes for the University of Missouri News Bureau website. MU's media team not only needed to be able to publish news releases, but also needed space to promote university experts, major media placements, upcoming events and research radio spots. The site's primary audience was media professionals who needed to be able to quickly access news releases and other items to use in creating their own stories about the University. The new site plan addressed both the organizational goals of the department and needs of the site users.
I conducted user interviews to identify student needs unmet by the current website. Using this information and the department's stated goals for the project, I developed a project plan for our design team. The new plan outlined specific actions that would improve the design interface and overall user experience of the new website as well as help the department accomplish their organizational goals.
The Thompson Center had an online presence but it didn't reflect all the skillsets and services their team had to offer. Their site needed to serve both families looking for information about autism diagnosis and researchers/practitioners looking for the latest data, therapies and published reports Thompson Center faculty.
After conducting research to inform our design decisions, I developed a sitemap and wireframes for the new website that served both parents and professionals. I then worked with another UI designer/developer to complete the project.