About me

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I graduted from Kendall College of Art and Design with a degree in Industrial Design with honors. I had three great internships while I was there.While studying there, I decided to pursue UX design in my free time. The foundations of human centered design I learned from industrial design, as well as my love of graphic design, made it an easy transition. And a dream come true!One of these internships was with a company called Open Systems Technologies (AKA,OST)

I'm forever grateful for them giving me a chance and teaching me so much about UX design.

My first job out of college was with them as a UX Designer.Working at OST, I got to consult some amazing clients like BISSELL, Caterpillar, and UPS.

I also met some awesome mentors and friends.In 2019, I married my best friend Alexis, and we moved to Portland, Oregon!While in Portland, we found out Lex was pregnant!

Unfortunately, we found out our baby had a chronic heart defect. No doctors in Portland would be able to treat it. 

With that news, we decided to move back to Grand Rapids where he could receive the care he needs after being born.

Kellin Cope was born April 6, 2020, and the surgeons successfully repaired his heart.

We've lived in Grand Rapids ever since.

Previous work experience

BISSELL

Senior UX Designer
2022 — Present

I lead the UX design for Vacuum and Wet cleaning products, as well as working on the BISSELL mobile app. I am in charge of creating intuitive digital interfaces for the smart cleaning products, as well as merging the product experience with the mobile app.

Zimmer Biomet

UX Designer
2019 — Present

I worked on the mymobility team for Zimmer Biomet. The product has a patient app as well as a clinician web experience which enables patients to prepare for and recover from their orthopedic surgeries from home. Through mymobility, I collaborated on high stakes projects with Apple and Microsoft.

Open Systems Technologies

UX Designer
2017 —  2019

I designed web and mobile apps for companies including CAT, UPS, Bissell, and many more. I worked in agile cross-functional teams to meet client needs and wow their users.

Chaco Footwear

Footwear Design Intern
2017

At Chaco, I designed sandals and shoes based on trends and user research. I designed a pair of sandals that made $35,000 in revenue in the first month and the design was the most popular social media post of the year for Chaco.

Octane Product Design

Industrial Designer
2016

I worked as a contract industrial designer for a consultancy  named Octane. I designed a large variety of products for  Bissell, Kawasaki, Stryker, as well as start up companies. 

My skills

• UX/UI Design

• Prototyping

• Presenting

• User Research

• Illustration

• Animation