Project Case Studies

Cabells is the complete source for academic journal info, evaluation metrics, and submission details—helping to guide researchers and institutions in getting the most impact from their research.

As Design Director for Cabells, I’ve worn many hats. I started as a data specialist, moved into design and development, and ended up working on projects at every level including business operations and product strategy because I saw areas that needed improvement.

I favor holistic systems and approaches—not separate silos where teams gatekeep skills or knowledge. Here are a number of large-scale projects I’ve led and worked on at Cabells.

My Roles & Responsibilities

Design & Development

Full-cycle product design, UI/UX, front end development, modern libraries and frameworks, graphic design

Brand Identity

Company & product branding, design systems, company voice guidelines

Project Management

Team lead, documentation, planning & organization

Customer Success

Knowledge base, onboarding, customer service & ticketing systems, usability & accessibility, customer management

Systems Architecture

Journal data management & operations, tech stack management, information architecture, authentication & account management

Content Marketing

Editor-in-Chief, copywriting, planning & strategy, lead acquisition, digital & print materials, conferences, SEO, target research

Business Operations

Internal communication, onboarding, team support, planning & strategy, operations, systems setup, employee interfaces, policies

Data & Metrics

Journal card data and visualization, data design, partnerships & APIs

Other Projects

  • “Snowbird” design system & content guidelines

  • Customer knowledge base & support ticketing system

  • Employee interface & journal management system

  • Blog for medical research community

  • Journalytics Medicine (2018)

  • Journalytics Medicine & Predatory Reports (2020)

  • Headless CMS for content management