Hello, I’m Criv
Lead Product Designer @ IPTA
Enterprise Application Design
MPG Design Firm
Getting to Yes Coaching
10+ Years of Enterprise and Leadership Experience
Experienced product designer with a track record of leading successful projects for the Federal Government and Department of Defense. Skilled in gathering requirements, conducting research, and delivering user-centered designs that meet business objectives. Adept at managing teams, collaborating with stakeholders, and communicating design decisions.
I enjoy creating delightfully simple experiences. In my spare time, I photograph my adventures.
Lead Product Designer @ IPTA / 2021 to Present
As a team leader, I redesigned three web applications supporting the Department of Defense’s Defense Casualty Information Processing System (DCIPS), resulting in a more efficient and user-friendly system. I collaborated with stakeholders to gather requirements, designed and prototyped the desired end-user state, and effectively communicated design decisions to both internal and external stakeholders while working in an iterative/agile environment.
Design Lead and Strategist @ US Federal Government / 2018 to 2021
I designed and developed custom web applications, managed project requirements, and facilitated design workshops to drive product strategy for senior stakeholders in the federal government. I conducted discovery research, managed projects from conceptualization through maintenance, and ensured teams were motivated and performing through adequate training, feedback mechanisms, and mentoring.
Senior Product Designer @ US Federal Government / 2013 to 2018
I led design teams and collaborated with software engineers to provide design direction and style guides for various projects, including the Presidents Daily Briefing app. I managed infrastructure projects, designed and developed mobile and web applications, evaluated product usability, and mentored junior designers while focusing on accessibility and professional growth.
Bachelor of Design, Graphic Design @ Penn State University |2007-2012
Certified Usability Analyst @ Human Factors International | 2016
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