The Huffington Post

June 2015 – Present

Product Designer

I help shape how people consume the news. I work with our product and development teams to plan, design, prototype and implement iterations to our website and mobile app. My latest accomplishment at HuffPost was a re-design for our desktop photo gallery which led to a 325% increase in click-through-rate and a 50% increase in revenue. We also found that any user who made it to the 3rd photo had an 80% chance of finishing the gallery.


Sept 2017 – Present

Co-founder, Product Designer

I co-founded a cryptocurrency startup that makes buying Bitcoin and Ethereum simple for everyone.

Tough Mudder

May 2014 – June 2015

Visual Designer

I led all aspects of design for Tough Mudder. This included designing landing and event pages, email templates and merchandise, on-site experiences, obstacle branding, RFPs and video graphics.

Nano Web Group

January 2014 – April 2014

Freelance Designer

I was brought in to help with the redesign of RI Global’s website. I was involved in all aspects of the project, from wireframes and design while working alongside the devs to get it up and running.

Props Inc.

January 2013 – January 2014

Web Designer

I was responsible for wireframing and designing WordPress sites for local Long Island businesses that ranged from chiropractors and lawyers to motorcycle builders and electricians.


August 2011 – December 2012

UX/UI Designer

I helped concept, wireframe and design an iPad based loyalty program for businesses to reward their regular customers.


Sketch, Invision, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Balsamiq, UXPin, Principle, A/B Testing, Mobile Apps, Responsive Design, HTML, CSS, WordPress, Drupal


University at Albany

Bachelor of Art – Communications

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