Work with Trellix
Senior UX Architect, 2022–2024
As Trellix formed, my team worked to solve the management and remediation problems felt by companies with too many alerts, threats, and response tasks to be completed by their staff.
What emerged was Trellix XConsole, a new XDR UI. Previewed first in 2022, I worked with designers, engineers, and PMs from across product lines to bring the right alerts, a timeline of events, and suggested automated remediation steps directly to the admin.Watch the demo on YouTube
Work with McAfee
Principal Software Design Engineer, 2009–2022
Living Style Guide
In 2016, I helmed the development of an enterprise-wide style guide, a collaborative effort between UX and engineering, aimed at unifying our products. Teaming up with folks, like me, who enjoy straddling the line between designer and developer, we crafted McAfee’s first Living Style Guide. With it, we facilitated the adoption of cohesive elements such as colors, fonts, icons, and components across teams and projects.
I learned how to effectively advocate for and nurture the growth of a design system. We began with straightforward integrations, introducing design tokens for fundamental elements like color and spacing. Next, we provided HTML and CSS-based components to easily integrate with existing frameworks. Ultimately, we created Angular-based components to accommodate evolving project needs.
In 2014, I moved to a UX-focused role on McAfee Voyager, an an internal pilot project focused on mobile device management solution. The process of ideating with stakeholders, rapid prototyping with responsive web techniques, and designing consistent iconography was pivotal for me to recognize the need for an enterprise-wide design system.
Reach out if you’d like to discuss more about the process and what I learned.
In my front-end developer role at McAfee, I worked closely with the McAfee Design Studio, but spent the bulk of my time implementing features—and I missed the design work. I saw a need to more easily understand my team’s current progress, so I designed and built a statusboard to see burndowns during work sprints, track bug assignments, and monitor build system status.
Following our team’s success, it went on to be used by teams across McAfee. I was able to design in-browser, learn Node.js along with a ton of enterprise app APIs, get immediate feedback from colleagues, and scratch that itch to design.
ePO Report Editor
In 2009, I joined McAfee and dove headfirst into enterprise security management reporting. The team was gearing up to expand McAfee ePO’s reporting capability and I led the front-end implementation. Working with a dedicated design team, we employed paper prototyping with users to discover the best interaction model and extended the existing interface guidelines to include our new drag n’ drop model. With a seasoned back-end team, I implemented the design, allowing for custom charts, tables, images, and dynamic text. While the style has aged, functionally it remains solid and continues to serve customers.
Work with Art Institute of Portland
Adjunct Professor, 2008–2013
WoW Addon Developer & General Nerd, 1986–Present
World of Warcraft UI Addons
Find your Bonus XP percentage and see which buffs and equipment are contributing to the bonus.
Configure any of eight raid icons to the BattleTag of your friends and assign them no matter which character they're playing.
Keystroke Launcher Resurrected
Search and use mou
Add an icon next to your friends and guildmates' nameplates with this plugin for KuiNameplates.
Mini Map Line
Add a line to the minimap pointing in your current direction.
Track your daily, weekly, midweekly, and long-term goals using categories and profiles.
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