Jan 2013–present

HipmunkSenior Design Manager

  • Led overall UX and product design strategy

  • Partnered with sister companies TripIt and Concur Expense on product ecosystem

  • UX champion within the organization

  • Led culture of innovation through design thinking and fostering company-wide design culture

  • Led user research and customer insights strategy

Hipmunk • Design Manager

  • Built processes around design best practices, tools, critique, hiring, and company design culture

  • Fostered an environment of continual learning, professional development, and support through 1:1s, mentoring, and development opportunities

  • Recruited and hired top talent

  • Reviewed all designs and provided ongoing feedback prior to launch

Hipmunk • Lead UX Designer

  • Design, built, prototype and tested innovative products

  • Conducted user research and usability testing

  • Supported and mentored junior designers


Sept 2012–May 2013

Academy of Art UniversityInstructor

  • Prepared instructional materials (course outlines, syllabi, projects, & exams)

  • Fostered community of constructive feedback and active design discussions

  • Maintained high standards for student work and provided constructive feedback to help students improve their design sensibility

  • Graded student work based on clearly defined project objectives


Apr 2012–Dec 2012

SparkartUI / UX Designer

  • Designed responsive web experiences for top name clients including Bon Jovi & America’s Cup

  • Wrote frontend code for all client sites

  • Pulled various public APIs into an in-house CMS to provide clients a rich social experience with their fan base


Jan 2012–April 2012

Lunar Design • Independent Contractor


Sept 2011–Dec 2011

Cuban Council • Design Intern


Apr 2005-Apr 2007

Stockley Academy • High School Art Teacher



Sept 2008–Dec 2011

Academy of Art University, San Francisco, CA

Bachelor of Fine Arts, New Media


Sept 2000–Dec 2004

University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ

Bachelor of Fine Arts, Studio Art & Art Education


Professional Development


Effective Manager Conference, Manager Tools

Effective Communicator Conference, Manager Tools



Bridge Design Management Fellowship, Designer Fund

First Level Manager Training, SAP



Human Centered Design Workshop, Luma Institute