January 2018 - July 2021
UI/UX Designer
Garmin International
Level 2 UX designer working in the Garmin outdoor department.
My duties included developing concepts for user interface workflows, leading design meetings with stakeholders and developers, as well as garnering final approval from Garmin headquarters design directors and stack holders. I strive to keep cross-brand consistency with other Garmin products.
Additional duties and responsibilities include:
- Creating UI/UX designs for both mobile apps and inReach devices
- Developing effective video/animations
- Collaborating and providing/receiving feedback through participation in visual design reviews
December 2017 - 2018
Freelance Designer and Illustrator
Rebecca White Design
Projects include package design (Choomi Cookies Project under "Package Design") and children's book illustration.

October 2017 - June 2018
Freelance Interaction Designer 
Working with the SEO Content Marketing team to produce inspirational pages and shopping guides as well as creating content for social media - video, infographics, pins, etc. We complete roughly five how to/inspiration blog style pages weekly. 

November  2015 -  May 2017
Interaction Designer
Work closely with all teams within the marketing and development departments to create strategies, determine user interaction, and develop prototypes designed to serve the needs of the customer.  Attend approval meetings and receive design feedback on both mockups and final designs from all marketing executives.  Work with a small team to create campaigns for special holiday events and attend photo shoots if needed.  Work with copy, social, SEO, email, and MOPS teams to optimize interaction and promote current campaigns.  Strive to keep all UI/UX design optimized for the ease of the customer.
August 2016 - May 2017:  Working as the sole designer on the SEO Content Marketing team to efficiently produce inspirational pages and shopping guides as well as creative content for social media.

October 1, 2015 - October 31, 2015
Interaction Design Intern
Attended holiday planning meeting and worked with a large team to orchestrate the creative director's vision for the 2015 Christmas campaign. Helped to style dining room photo shoot and pull/assemble product for bedroom and jewelry shoots. Designed banners used on Overstock.com and Facebook. 

2013  - 2015
Free to Frolic Dog Daycare
Cared for up to eight dogs daily.  Picked up and dropped off dogs depending on owners needs. Walked up to six miles daily to provide enrichment for energetic dogs of all breeds.  House sat and cared for many types of animals while owners are away.

2010 - 2012
Product Photographer & Photo Editor
Saunders Manufacturing
Created lifestyle and silo images of Saunders products for use on website and packaging. Responsible for all photo retouching and editing, as well as preliminary drafting of new products and product packaging.

2009 - 2011
Cataloging & Preservation
Readfield Historical Society
Photographed and numbered all Historical Society possessions and enter them into museum database.  Transcribe all historical letters and documents into a database. Worked to repair worn books and chronologically catalog historical documents.


2012 - 2015
University of Maine
BA, Studio Art with Graphic Design & Art History Minors
Magna Cum Laude graduate while attaining a degree in three years.

Volunteer Work

Feb 2018 - Present
First Light Equine Rescue
Fostering Merlin, a large pony, for First Light Equine Shelter.

2016 - 2017
West Valley Animal Shelter / Best Friends / Paw Project / Pet Samaritan Fund
Responsible for cats recovering from paw reconstructive surgeries, and dentile extractions, as well as senior cats who needed fluids daily and to be in a loving home for their last months.

Fostered seven cats in roughly a year.

2012 - 2013
New England Lab Rescue
Fostered two adult dogs for New England Lab Rescue.

2007 - 2009
Kennebec Valley Humane Society
Fostered multiple litters of new born kittens, with and without a nursing mother.
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