SKLLS & EXPERIENCE


Cartography
⚫ Award winning cartographer and artist who marries both practices to create beautiful and professional maps, recently featured in the NACIS Atlas of Design and Esri Maps We Love.
⚫ Created topographic and thematic maps, nautical and star charts, atlases and web maps. My portfolio demonstrates experience and understanding of conventions and standards in mapping, terrain visualization, cartographic generalization, data acquisition and management, 3D modeling, graphic design, illustration and artistic approaches to map making.

Communication
⚫ Wrote popular and engaging cartography tutorials for the ArcGIS Blog site.
⚫ Prepared and delivered presentations and demos for cartography conferences and development review meetings.
⚫ Tutored students in GIS and Cartography. Taught piano lessons to children and adults. Volunteered for an English Language Support group.

UI/UX Design
⚫ Primary designer for map and layer properties in ArcGIS Pro, including five new symbology methods. Researched, mocked-up, presented, and reiterated dozens of designs for features which are now in released software.
⚫ Collaborated with others in and outside of the team to ensure designs worked in harmony with the rest of the platform and were flexible for diverse workflows.
⚫ Developed and proposed design solutions when multiple bugs in one area pointed to a need.

Software Quality
⚫ Investigated bugs, built clear reproducible steps, researched and defined expected behaviour, collaborated across teams to determine the root cause and best solution to complex issues.
⚫ For dozens of mapping features in ArcGIS Pro: developed test plans, manually tested in-progress development, and wrote new automated tests in C#.
⚫ Daily monitoring and maintenance of hundreds of regression tests. Visibly improved the reliability of this test suite.

Teamwork
⚫ Collaboratively managed code, project plans, tasks and bug tracking on GitHub with a team of nineteen following the Agile software development model.
⚫ While working and living within a non-profit arts organization, was responsible for all email communication as well as event planning, and preparing, facilitating and documenting weekly meetings.
Web Design & Development
⚫ Built an audio web map of Gaelic place names in Nova Scotia using Leaflet, CartoDB, jQuery, QGIS and Inkscape.
⚫ Built and maintain this portfolio website without the use of templates.

Languages & Tools


C#, HTML, CSS, JavScript, Python
ArcGIS Pro, ArcGIS Online, ArcMap
Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, XD, InDesign, Flash, Acrobat, Bridge
Microsoft Visual Strudio, Office Suite
GitHub
Leaflet.js
CARTO
MapBox
QGIS
Avenza MAPublisher
Sketchup
AutoCAD
Bentley Microstation
Balsamiq

Awards


Governor General's Academic Medal
Nova Scotia Community College, Annapolis Valley Campus, 2015
Dr. Roger F. Tomlinson Prize for Excellence in GIS Studies
Walter K. Morrison Cartographic Award
Bentley Award
Centre of Geographic Sciences, Lawrencetown, 2015
Gold Award for Best Printed Map
Silver Award for Best Electronic Map
International Map Industry Association Americas, 2015
Cartography and Geographic Information Society, 2015
President’s Prize
Canadian Cartographic Association, 2014
CANMAP Award
Geographic Sciences Award, Year One
Centre of Geographic Sciences, Lawrencetown, 2014
Don Phillips Scholarship
Open Studio, Toronto, ON, 2012
United World Scholarship
Pearson College, Victoria, BC, 2006

Work Experience


Esri
Mapping Product Engineer
Redlands, California, 2015-present
Algonquin Provincial Park
Student GIS Technician
Ontario, 2014
Toronto Public Library
Lillian H. Smith Branch
Toronto, Ontario, 2013
Gwartzman’s Art Supplies
Toronto, Ontario, 2012-2013
Visual Resources Unit
Assistant and computer lab monitor
Queen’s University Department of Art History, Kingston, Ontario, 2011-2012
W.D. Jordan Music and Special Collections Library
Queen’s University
Kingston, Ontario, 2008-2012
English Language Support Program
Program Assistant
Queen’s University International Centre
Kingston, Ontario, 2009-2010