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Accomplishments

10+ years industry experience in an Enterprise environment

Creating, building and evolving a Design System, from scratch, at scale

Design system supports  100+ products across 12 product units. 

Design system is currently in its third major design language

Accessibility advocacy

Working on interdisciplinary groups of researchers, developers, project management, visual designers and interaction designers.

Work
Experience

2020 - Present

OpenText

Lead UX Designer

Manage the Visual Design for the OpenText Design System

Design system is comprised of  components, patterns, and best practices that ensure consistent look and feel of experience across the company’s large suite of products

Design System is user focused, where our user is developers, PMs, QA and UX and Visual designers

Conceptualize, define and design atomic design components—from structural layouts to micro-interactions

Team building - coaching and training team members and interns

Project roadmapping and working closely with stakeholders to communicate timelines effectively

Working in an agile and sprint environment

Hiring committees for UX and Visual Design roles

Extensive use of Jira and Confluence

Asset management - icons, branding &Figma component libraries

Conducting User Research

2017 - 2020

Senior UX Visual Designer

OpenText

Migration of design artifacts from Adobe CC products to Figma

Transitioned our Design Language from our first major version to 2.0 & 2.1

Developed process for Design System components creation, review submission

2013 - 2017

OpenText

Visual Designer

Product focused  designer working in the Digital Asset Management Space

Responsible for providing comprehensive mockups and visual design specifications

Notes

RGD Judge — Student Awards: Nurun Award for User Experience Design

Judging of student awards for the Association of Registered Graphic Designers student awards

Fireside chat

Guest speaker for an internal OpenText Women In Tech series 

Education

2008 - 2011

Graphic Design
 

St Lawrence College

Kingston, ON

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