Rhode Island School of Design, Providence RI 2006-2010
BFA Industrial Design, 3.8 GPA, Dean’s List 2006-2010
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge MA 2010-2011
Study in developing a functional low-cost phototherapy device and entrepreneurship
Brown University, Providence RI 2008
U.S. Government and human rights studies
UX Designer, Amazon Sustainability
As a UX Designer on the Technology Sustainability team, my role encompasses all aspects of the design process (User research, UX & UI) from customer need identification to design guidance through final production code delivery.
Wharris Design, 2010-Present
Founder & Head of Design
Providing design services to clients in the financial, automotive, consumer goods & medical fields. Projects can range from simple need identification, competitive analysis, interactive website prototypes, to full Solidworks CAD designs that are ready for manufacturing.
Product Designer 2
As a Product Designer 2 on the SharePoint team, my role encompassed design (UX & UI) of authoring widgets from business requirement to final code delivery.
OHO Interactive, 2015-2016
Senior User Experience Lead
As OHO’s Senior User Experience Lead, I worked with a variety of institutions to strengthen their web presence and overall site usability. My role encompassed the full design process from early stakeholder interviews, wire frame creation, user testing to site implementation.
BEAM Interactive, 2014-2015
User Experience Designer
As BEAM’s Information Architect/UX designer I took on a variety of roles, from creating user flows, conducting user testing on both current and prototype websites while offering feedback on how to better improve the user experience and overall usability. While at BEAM Iworked on projects in a variety of industries, from the automotive industry (MINI USA) to several large fortune 500 financial institutions (Fidelity Investments & AMG Funds).
Design that Matters, 2010-2014
As Design that Matters Industrial Designer, my role encompassed all aspects of design for the organization, from user need identification to QA of finished manufactured products.
- Designed and launched Firefly newborn phototherapy, which is 40% more effective than current solutions. To date Firefly has treated over 100,00 newborns in over 23 countries.
Archimed Laboratories, 2009
Designed and managed development of a innovative CPAP mask. Managed Design, 3D scanning, Rapid prototyping, material selection and sourcing.
LIT Motors, 2008-2009
Managed multi-disciplinary a team of 10 individuals from Babson, Olin, Brown, RISD, and MIT to develop a two wheeled vehicle with a gyroscopic flywheel. Team has continued development into a fully marketable design, and is in the process of beginning production.