About Me.

They say I'm an open book.

My Story

A passionate, extraverted story teller.

Leveraging years of experience I lead product design and user experience initiatives utilizing best practices for usability, intuitive functionality, and of course visual elegance. I use design thinking strategies to help influence business and product decisions with insightful research, and tactfully delivering assets and solutions. In order to build the greatest products you have to solve the hardest problems, or what I like to call, "slaying dragons." It playfully arrived in casual conversation years ago when a friend said, "Kasey's over there slaying dragons and sh*t." It just stuck. The saying is the manifesto of my design process, creative banter and extroverted nature.

'Slaying Dragons' is my mantra. It describes my design journey of conquering the problems of the digital and real world. I solve problems not with a sword - but a fine tuned, adaptive, and creative design process. But also sometimes with a sword.

As you may know dragons are mythic creatures of power and resilience. They represent the problems we face everyday in life and for me, design. They are part of everyone's life book, appear in each chapter, and need to faced head on. In this chapter I've found myself in Washington, DC assimiliating into the rich and creative tech culture. I've been very lucky so far. I'm surrounded by amazing people, opportunities and dragons around every corner.

When I'm not fending off beasts during my 9-5, I like to stay busy with freelance client work, design challenges, and running the 1000+ member creative fellowship, District Creatives. It is of paramount importance to stay on top of industry trends, tune and refine skills, and explore new problems. I believe the next chapter of my journey will be creating visual experiences inside virtual realities and helping lay the path of empathetic and artificial intelligence...

The Toolkit

  • pencil
  • paper
  • sticky notes
  • tape
  • dry erase markers
  • white board
  • Invision
  • Invision Studio
  • Sketch
  • Adobe XD
  • Illustrator
  • Photoshop
  • After Effects
  • Premiere Pro
  • Principle
  • justinmind
  • axure
  • HTML5
  • CSS3
  • Javascript
  • Material Design
  • iOS
  • Slack
  • this brain

Experienced.

  • Senior UI / UX Designer

    ByteCubed

    User Experience Team Washington, DC November 2017 - Present
  • Working directly practice leads, product teams, and junior UX Designers I lead product design and user experience initiatives to craft UX team processes through hosting design workshops, huddles, facilitating user testing and research. I am responsible for providing product direction and promoting design thinking across teams.I help with the advancement of the company’s UX strategy playbook, methodologies, and visual language. I also create and manage design systems with adaptive UI libraries to assist in rapid prototyping and scaling.

Past Experience

  • Senior UI / UX Designer

    GEICO Digital Experience Team Washington, DC April 2017 - October 2017
  • Product Designer (UI/UX)

    Self Employed New Orleans, La Jan 2011 - Present
  • UI Designer / Dev

    LSI Washington, DC Jan 2017 - April 2017
  • UI / UX Designer

    Radolo New Orleans, La Feb 2015 - Jan 2017

Life. Principled.

  • Simple

    "there is a profound and enduring beauty in simplicity; in clarity, in efficiency"

    Jony Ive
  • Intuitive

    "Beauty and brains, pleasure and usability - they should go hand in hand."

    Don Norman
  • Clean

    "Good design is aesthetic"

    Dieter Rams
  • Impactful

    "Thinking about design is hard, not thinking about it can be disastrous"

    Ralph Caplan

Say Hello.

A lot can be said about the value of the collaboration of creatives, clients, and stakeholders.
Let's work together to bring design forward, create amazing products, and make a real difference.