Career summary

20 years of design experience, with 12 of those years including management and supervisory responsibilities. Areas of expertise include web standards, mobile design, product management, user experience research and design, and design education.

Work history

Owner, Author, and Product Design Consultant, 2009-present.
Aesthete Software, LLC. Minneapolis, MN.

Mobile application strategy, planning, UX design, and distribution for iOS, Android, and mobile web. Work also includes writing books and articles for New Riders, Peachpit, and A List Apart, and teaching mobile app planning and design.

Principal Experience Designer, 2014-present.
Honeywell International. Golden Valley, MN.

Experience design and product management for Honeywell User Experience (HUE). Responsibilities include UX design and usability research, responsive web and mobile app prototyping, heuristic evaluation, and overseeing product strategy and agile development.

Product Lead, 2013-2014.
Red Stamp. Minneapolis, MN.

User experience design and product management for a mobile web, iOS, and Android greeting card e-commerce platform. Responsibilities included business analysis and strategic direction, prototyping, and quality acceptance testing.

Mobile Product Manager, 2011-2013.
Capella Education Company. Minneapolis, MN.

Mobile application strategy, planning, design, and distribution for iOS and Android. Responsibilities included analyzing market data, product roadmapping, user story writing, UX design, collaborating with executive leadership, and overseeing design and development by a team of 12 designers and developers using agile methodologies.

Director of Web Design & Online Collaboration, 2004-2011.
Senior Vice Presidents for Academic Affairs and System Academic Administration.
University of Minnesota. Minneapolis, MN.

Design direction and content management for the university’s academic web communications. Responsible for hiring and supervising design staff (including mentoring interns), and managing dozens of internal client relationships and their projects. I also founded and directed MinneWebCon, a regional web conference.

Academic Advisor and Graduate Instructor, 2001-2004.
College of Human Ecology (now the College of Design).
University of Minnesota. Minneapolis, MN.

Advising and teaching of undergraduate design majors.

Web Design Manager, 1998-2001.
Woolpert LLP. Dayton, OH.

Marketing and web design for a national architecture and engineering firm.

Marketing Manager, 1995-1998.
Bentz / Thompson / Rietow. Minneapolis, MN.

Marketing, graphic design, and web design for an architecture and urban design firm.

Assistant Manager, 1993-1995.
Garsten Management / MetroPlains Development. Saint Paul, MN.

Property management and graphic design for a property management and historic renovation company.


Certified Product Manager, Pragmatic Marketing, 2012.

Master of Fine Arts, Interactive Design, University of Minnesota, 2004.

Bachelor of Arts, German and Pre-Architecture, Saint Olaf College, 1993.