Designer. Educator. Storyteller
WHO IS AMC?
Digital Educator & Storyteller
Mettacite Promo Video
Mettacite was one of my first website redesigns. As a client whose product is focused on the future (i.e. data analysis) I felt their website should reflect their business with a sleek, modern color palette and features such as video landing page. A week after the launch of the new site, my client was reached out to by All State and IBM for contracts and has seen a 30% rise in business.
What's Her Story Demo
I know what it means to give each project the personalized attention it deserves. I always strive to deliver state-of-the-art designs that bring my clients’ vision to life. This project is a great example of how I kept my clients’ interests in mind by creating unique visual elements and interactive features. Combined with SEO and the content library I integrated with the site, my client has seen a 24% increase in bookings of new clients and 76% rise in engagement.
DIGITAL EDUCATOR + SPEAKER
I have been researching, designing, and teaching digital education classes and workshops around the world for 6 years. I incorporate digital education resources such as Mozilla Thimble and A-Frame to advance students knowledge of CS, VR, internet security, and 3D printing.
UX RESEARCHER + DESIGNER
What's Her Story
For SheHacksChi Hackathon, my team had 8 hours to develop a game/app/website that would encourage girls to learn STEM subjects. Basing our concept on a recent study that found girls our most interested in learning coding when it involves storytelling, my group created a madlibs style game that allows a user to create their own adventure while also translating a user's actions into pseudocode. Through the game, user's learn the fundamentals of programming and even can manipulate their story through the code.
For my user experience class focused on learning technology,I chose to combine my experience with music and working as a piano teacher to try and create an original app concept that would focus on giving kids without the resources for private music education, a way to get personal feedback on their playing while also learning the basics of music theory and history.Bundled into a humorous avatar focused design, this app would motivate users to learn and experiment with music through traditional instruction wrapped in a videogame framework.
Software Used: Axure, GarageBand, Dropbox
Demon Date App
Winning "Most Popular" in DePaul's 2013 UX Design contest (and predating Tindr), I designed a dating app for DePaul University students where based on gps, age, and even one's major, users could swipe right and left through a series of profiles. If there was a match, then the user could message the person. The project won "most popular" of my prototype class.
Software Used: Mybalsamiq
AWARD WINNING SPEAKER
HOW TO LEAD A DIGITAL SECURITY WORKSHOP
A Practical Checklist For Leading Your First Training:
Remember to be as inclusive as possible. A broad welcome and a code of conduct go a long way.
Risk assessment (aka threat modeling, don't know what this is? Read this, this, or that)
Operational Security and Information Security basics (i.e. basic digital hygiene)
How to learn more and keep up to date
Logistics for Planning a Training
Choose an accessible space. Consider places like a community center, library, or cafe.
Real world promotion (fliers, postcards, personal invitations) will get real people.
Drafting an agenda will help you plan time in the training, and remind you of what you want to cover and ask.
Model good privacy practices. If you're going to take photos, check out these guides from Witness.org for tips on preserving privacy.
Tell trainees in advance what they should bring.
When your trainees leave the training, they should be able to:
Do basic risk assessment or threat modeling.
Understand the limitations of digital security training.
Share good info with their friends.
Have a way to keep up to date on digital security.