Work
Experience

Associate Art Director for Digital, US Government
Washington, DC 7/2018 – Present

Facilitated meetings with intelligence analysts to assess project suitability, scope, and timeline with respect to office threshold and resources; leading to the creation of immersive storytelling experiences through interactive information design

Spearheaded the strategic vision for websites, mobile applications, and interactive stories, including developing new digital experiences while evolving the ones currently in place

Created an environment of actionable, iterative feedback, by providing strong art direction to ensure proper standards are met, and the appropriate message is being delivered

Design Thinking facilitator for the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) to develop Analytic Frameworks. These exercises and designs of an integral layer of the frameworks, were a first of their kind for both the IC and the NAS

Speaker at IC-wide events and conferences on the effective use of design and design thinking for the presentation of analysis

Interactive Designer, US Government
Washington, DC 2/2013 – Present

Led the design team, collaborated with developers, and senior officials on the UI/UX on the award-winning Presidents Daily Briefing PDB app, which is used by the President of the U.S. and various senior policy makers

Lead designer and project manager on the first public facing, web version, of the Global Trends Report, for the Office of the Director of National Intelligence ODNI, National Intelligence Council

Directed the effort to brand, and develop a unified web presence for several new Agency level websites at the discretion of the Director of the Central Intelligence Agency.

Project managed on a large-scale infrastructure project to transition several dozen websites and applications to Amazons Commercial Cloud Services

Developed all phases of creative projects from initial discovery through final release while successfully managing over a dozen projects simultaneously

Designed and developed mobile and web applications, content management tools, websites, and data visualizations using HTML, SASS, JavaScript, Angular, PHP, WordPress, and Joomla

Assessed and remedied the design and usability of print graphics, interactive graphics, maps, and websites; focusing on accessibility based on WCAG 2.0 and Section 508

Mentored junior designers, acclimating them to a unique environment, and recognizing opportunities for professional growth and training

Freelance Graphic Designer, M.Crivellaro Design
Washington, DC 5/2012 – Present

Worked for various clients including, web applications, websites, invitations, greeting cards, brochures, billboards, event programs, and photography. Designed motion graphics for TV spots, and for Comic-Con.

Education

The Pennsylvania State University
University Park, Pennsylvania 2007 – 2012

Bachelor of Design: Graphic Design
Minor: Spanish

Human Factors International
Seattle, Washington 2016
Certified Usability Analyst

US Federal Government
Washington, DC  2017
Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt

US Federal Government, Directorate of Analysis
Career Analyst Program| 2015 – 2016
CAP is a rigorous training program focusing on critical thinking, writing, and briefing skills needed to be successful in a career as a member of the analytic community. Segments include analytic tools, counterintelligence issues, denial and deception analysis, and warning skills.

Awards
& Such

IC Excellence Award
Winner in a government-wide design competition for the mobile app category. Like the Emmy’s, but for members of the Intelligence community.

Meritorious Unit Citation
Awarded for modernizing a legacy Flash development process to HTML/CSS/JS with Angular as our framework. Our team was the first in the United States Intelligence Community to do this.

Exceptional Performance Awards
Given for achieving excellence in support of the mission. During my tenure I have received over 15 EPAs for my work in the presentation of analysis and the development of web and mobile applications.

GRAPHIS New Talent Annual
Two-time Gold Winner | Editorial

Seen & Noted
Frequently recognized in the department’s newsletter for outstanding interactive design.

Skills

User Experience

  • Design Thinking
  • Storyboarding
  • Wireframing
  • Low to High Fidelity Design
  • Prototyping
  • User Research
  • Usability Testing
  • Accessibility
  • Website Analytics

Design

  • Interaction Design
  • Visual Design
  • Data Visualization
  • User Interface Design
  • Product Design

Tools

  • WordPress
  • Joomla
  • Git, Github, TortoiseGit
  • Adobe: XD, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, InDesign, Premiere, After Effects
  • Sketch, Axure RP, Invision
  • Cinema 4D, Maya