I'm a UX Designer living in Chicago.



Masters of Human-Computer Interaction
Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA
December 2011


University of Chicago Web Services, Chicago, IL
Interaction Designer  |  July 2014 - Present
Followed a goal-directed design process to create optimal user experiences for custom applications and websites for customers across the University. Conducted stakeholder and user research, defined key workflows, created wireframes and prototypes, and iterated based on user feedback. 
Selected for IT Leadership training.

My Building Doesn't Recycle, Chicago, IL
Founder, UX Designer | June 2014 - Present
Led a team of developers and other volunteers at Chi Hack Night to create an app that crowdsources resident reports that large apartment buildings in Chicago are NOT providing recycling services. Conducted stakeholder interviews and engaged community partners to develop and validate concepts. Created prototypes and conducted usability testing. Received over 3600 resident reports for 2500 addresses.
⭑ Featured on WBEZ, The Chicago Tribune, and NBC5. Media coverage and number of reports pushed the city to create and enforce an updated recycling ordinance.

Claire Micklin Design, Chicago, IL
Freelance Designer  | June 2013 - July 2014
Collaborated with small business and nonprofit clients to plan and design Wordpress websites. Created other digital and print assets to bolster client marketing efforts.

Elevate Studios, Chicago, IL
User Experience Designer and Researcher  |  January 2013 - May 2013
Created and tested a prototype for new features of a restaurant deal website. Led and coordinated all aspects usability testing including recruitment of 12 participants, drafting of test plan, management of all test logistics, and facilitation of usability tests. Composed a usability test report with findings and recommendations.

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois, Oklahoma, New Mexico, and Texas, Chicago, IL
User Experience Designer  |  August 2012 - January 2013
Collaborated with internal teams to define requirements for the new Blue Access for Members (BAM) portal. Created wireframes, paper, and functional prototypes for new or redesigned portal features. Planned and facilitated usability tests. Summarized usability test results and recommended changes to internal teams.

Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago | Chicago, IL
Communications Associate |  May 2008 - June 2010
Copyedited and produced print and web communications materials. Managed and wrote web content.  Planned and executed email marketing campaigns. Planned and produced monthly policy forums.
⭑ Received a promotion within 6 months of employment.


Stakeholder/User Interviews, Content Inventory and Audit, Contextual Inquiry, Personas, Scenarios, Storyboarding, Card Sorting, Heuristic Evaluation

Sitemaps, Flows, Sketching, Wireframing, Prototyping, Design Strategy, Communication Design

Axure, Adobe CC, Omnigraffle, HMTL, CSS

Chicago Recycling Coalition, Board Member; Chi Hack Night, Participant and App Creator; PAWS Chicago, Volunteer Leader and Adoption Assistant

Ceramics, Drawing, Painting, Volunteering, Cycling, Baking, Writing