I have 20 years of experience in digital design, with a focus on mobile & web product UX. For the last decade I have been building and leading internal design teams as a Creative & UX Director.
For me, the term “User Experience” means more than wireframes and UI. A great User Experience covers everything that reaches the user. Yes, that means UX/UI, but that also means brand design, copywriting, photography, sound. My background includes all aspects of digital design with a steady goal of keeping the user at the center of decisions. Great design requires a good balance of all these elements working harmoniously, and that is where my passion lies.
Working With Me
Things people say about me…
“Marie is a UX pro. A dynamo.”
Jennifer Blue, Copywriter
“Marie is an inspirational manager with genius creative capabilities. She is a talented designer and an influential leader.”
Jerry Gillentine, Producer
“Marie has the uncanny ability to deliver striking and usable user experiences that are not only visually appealing, but also represent the appropriate combination of business goals, product vision and brand.”
Ken Ohnemus, Principal UX Architect
“She allows designers and developers to do their best work by guiding them rather than micromanaging them, allowing us to truly be “creative”… She will fight for good results, great design, and usability.”
Tony Yates, Sr. UX Designer
“Marie’s natural talents for bringing out the best in others shines through, and is a large reason team members continue to work with her.”
Mikelle Morrison, Creative Director
“Marie is, by far, one of the most adept managers I have ever worked with. She continually took on large strategic initiatives and managed a creative work force to its full potential.”
Megan Trineer, Director of HR
“Her leadership skills as a creative director seamlessly guide projects from concept to completion, and her adept ability to bring her vision to life is a cumulatively rewarding and informative process.”
Sam Swenson, Sr. Content Strategist
Listed as one of 33 UX Directors to Follow
Included as an expert in 26 Experts On What Makes An Exceptional UX Manager
Called out as a positive mentor in an article about Career growth through mentorship and self-discipline
My boss at HTC wrote a fascinating and humbling bit about how I ran my creative team.
An oldie but goodie from way back in 1994, featured in a Designing Women series.