Bluebird Design Works

About Me

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About Bluebird Design

Blue Bird Design is a company I founded to work on projects that reflect my creativity and ability to understand and work with diverse groups of people. I am a former teacher and lifelong educator who is excited to work in a new field and bring my professional strengths to the design field. Through my work as an educator and volunteer coordinator, I have learned valuable communication skills and have also overseen the completion of many activities and events. UX design work allows me to fulfill a long time interest in design and purposeful organization; further, I enjoy collaborating with others and seeing projects go from user research to the final high fidelity prototype. I am interested in furthering my career as a UX designer and UX researcher because I enjoy working with others and discovering creative solutions for users: solutions that put the user first and meet their needs.


Sept 2014 - Present

Volunteer Coordinator

Planned events, created flyers, planned and coordinated gifts and events for the students and staff. Organized and decorated for fundraisers. Collaborated with a small team of parents, teachers and administrators.

August 2009 - December 2011

Teacher: English as Second Language

Instructed non native English speakers in academically challenging courses. Empathized with students’ needs to provide support for their academics and to advocate for them in the real world.

May 2004 - November 2009

Teacher: Classroom

Worked as a reading and elementary classroom teacher. Collaborated on teacher teams; Analyzed and synthesized student test data to guide instructional decisions. President of the Faculty senate where I organized meetings, and collaborated with teachers and administrators.


February 2021 - October 2021

Google UX Certificate


Completed a rigorous training designed for entry-level job readiness. The course included 15 modules containing topics like: UX research fundamentals, inclusive design, low-fidelity and high-fidelity prototypes, and tools like Figma and Adobe XD. Completed hands-on projects and developed a portfolio including 3 projects to receive the certificate.

August 1999 - May 2004

M.A. Education

Marshall University Graduate College

South Charleston, WV

GPA: 4.0

Focused on reading education and educational research.

August 1999 - May 2004

B.A. Education

Marshall University

Huntington, WV

GPA: 3.91