Women in STEM careers, mentoring, games, robotics, designing light & music syncopation algorithms (I'm a huge LED/music visualization geek), eco-conscious design, development, tech start-ups, new technology
Platform Design Manager
Los Angeles, Other
FGL is the internet's largest community of indie game developers. We have helped over 30,000 independent game developers launch their games through our monetization, distribution, and marketing platform. I manage our team of internal engineers, and I am in charge of UX, UI, and brand design.
FGL/Lucrative Gaming, LLC
Platform Design Manager
September 2013 — Present
DevOps facilitator, in charge of:
Updating legacy systems to reflect more progressive engineering standards.
Facilitating Engineering team's initiatives through Agile development process.
Leading design, development and system architecture projects.
Accountability & reporting for Engineering team on a weekly basis.
Approval of time sheets, organization and prioritization of engineering tasks.
Some coding/programming, server setup and deployment.
Programming Language/OS proficiencies required in duties:
Head Assistant Web Designer
Developed website designs and front-end web programming for nearly 100 clients.
Focused on creating online resumes and portfolios for actors, singers, models, and photographers.
Created database management systems for multiple clients.
Corresponded with clients through constant emails, phone calls, and Skype chats.
Managed concept meetings and proposals for clients.
Head Designer, Prototype Developer, Media Marketing Strategist
May 2012 — September 2013
Lead initiatives on UI/UX design, development, and marketing strategies for numerous mobile applications, websites, and smartphone/tablet accessories.
CG Design Studios
January 2011 — May 2012
Owner, creative director, producer of a broad creative spectrum, including UI/UX design, graphic design, web & mobile platform programming, and spacial design projects ranging from layout, graphic rendering through AutoCAD, 3D Studio Max, Sketchup and Revit, and furniture design/creation from concept drawings to final design schematics.
Customer Support Advocate
September 2011 — December 2011
Technical support through email and phone support, billing issues support, and social media campaign support through Twitter, Wordpress, and Facebook
Mac Specialist/Mobile Device Technician, Trainer, Mentor
March 2010 — September 2011
Understand needs and wants of consumers purchasing high end electronics and finding solutions-driven products and services to meet each customer’s individual needs.
Responsible for performing sales duties, keeping classified information safe, opening/closing the store, and being up to date and knowledgable on all Apple products, services, software, and third-party products, services, and software.
Lead marketing coordinator for the mentor team to help train and mentoring new and existing employees.
Responsible for training and teaching computer software classes to adult learners.
Help mobile device support with technical issues and troubleshooting devices for customers.
Answer phones, direct questions and support customers with a diverse set of issues.
Was given an award for my in-demand knowledge base for the correct solutions for problems and complex issues that require “out-of-the-box” solutions
Numerous Production Companies
Set Production Assistant
August 2009 — December 2009
Day player as a Production Assistant on television, film, and commercial Sets.
Responsible for performing Lock-up duties, helping sign in Background Actors, and reporting to 2nd 2nd A.D.’s for other tasks.
Aramark Uniform Services
January 2009 — June 2009
Hired as an account representative for outside B2B sales.
Performed with little or no supervision to carry out territory sales throughout the sales process.
Telephone prospected, In-person prospected, and followed up on leads from various sources.
Conducted needs assessments, consultations, and presentations for prospects and clients.
Collaborated with other sales professionals, managers, and departments to close sales and performed all paperwork duties to finalize sales ordering process.
Installed new accounts for business, set up credit accounts, and initiated billing cycles.
August 2008 — February 2009
Generated and obtained new business leads through multiple avenues, including bridal expo's, tastings, and online media marketing.
Followed through with every aspect of event, from initial contact to menu planning to server and event details, invoicing, and final wrap-up of events.
Maintained a positive and customer-oriented focus with even the most discerning clients.
Research & Program Design
June 2008 — September 2008
Research, design, and draft proposals to an extremely demanding client base.
Follow up with clients and vendors to cover all aspects of event service planning.
Assist in executing business event services and brand marketing campaigns to varying levels of client needs.
King 5 News
News & Assignment Desk Intern
January 2008 — July 2008
As an Intern on the TV News Assignment desk, assisted the editors in the creation and editing of scripts and ad copy for live newscasts. Collaborated with reporters and photographers on selected feature stories.
Arts and Entertainment Editor
September 2006 — June 2008
Hired as an editor for the university newspaper with responsibilities for writing and editing content for the publication.
Provided proofreading, copyediting and media QA functions for story.
Assigned reporters to research and write stories / reviews of cultural events on-and off-campus.
Managed the workflow for each assigned release, ensured all incoming tasks and projects are completed and forwarded to a senior editor within tight time parameters.
Maintained detail records of all stories related to arts and entertainment that were published in both the online and print versions.
Collaborated with other departments, providing assistance in print layout and both on- and off-campus distribution.
Anchor Blue Clothing Store
October 2005 — July 2007
Hired as a Retail Associate and was promoted to an Assistant Manager’s position for a leading retail chain that specializes in apparel for both young men and women.
Established a strong rapport with customers and determine unique needs and personal preferences. Contacted clients with personal notifications of new products, special promotions & limited edition SKUs.
Made recommendations and present merchandise selections, providing detailed product information. Assisted clients with fitting and final selections.
Processed sales transactions and reconciled receipts at the close of business; conducted regular product inventory.
Built merchandising and point-of purchase displays for special store events as well as for normal business activities.
Collaborated with other retail associates in the planning and execution of in-store special events.
Certification, User Experience Design
Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising
Associate of Arts (A.A.), Interior Design
University of California, Los Angeles
Certification, Design Communications Arts
University of Washington
Bachelor's, Journalism, Media & Society, Law, Mass Communication