I bring empathy and strategic vision to collaborative product teams.

About
I’m a designer and creative lead with a focus on collaborative innovation and implementation. I specialize in designing software that is rooted in meeting business goals and understanding user needs.
I am
  • A Product Designer who focuses on the needs of users.
  • A professional dedicated to clearly understanding business goals.
  • A leader of encouraging and constructive ideation and feedback sessions.
  • A clear communicator of designs that consider the complexities of interaction.
  • An outgoing user researcher with an open mind and an observant eye.
  • A collaborative and practical planner experienced in agile software development.
  • A considerate teammate who anticipates timing and the needs of others.
  • constantly striving to improve through research, iteration, and experimentation.
Skills
  • Product Design
  • Interaction Design
  • User Interface Design
  • Visual Design
  • UX Design
  • User Research
  • User Testing
  • Prototyping
  • Ideation
  • Design Thinking
  • Storytelling
  • Scope Planning
  • Agile Planning
Tools
  • I use an ever changing variety of tools to:
  • think visually with printer paper, pencil, pens, foam core boards, PostIt® Notes, ...
  • draw screens in Bohemian Coding Sketch, Figma, ...
  • deliver designs via Zeplin
  • tell stories using InVision App, Marvel App, ...
  • write illustrated design notes with Dropbox Paper, Google Suite, ...
  • plan for upcoming releases in Trello, GitHub with ZenHub, Pivotal Tracker, Asana, ...
  • contribute using GitHub, Terminal, Chrome and Safari Developer Tools, IcoMoon, Fontastic, Sublime, xCode, Simulators ...
  • fine tune Adobe Illustrator & Photoshop, Affinity Designer & Photo, ...
  • share via Slack with various integrations, minimal amounts of email
  • inspire my team and myself with large physical project calendars, posters, and illustrated story boards

Experience
  • Product Designer
  • AdmitHub
  • December 2016 - Current

  • Product Designer
  • Newsbound
  • 2015 - 2016

  • Product Designer
  • Formation Data Systems
  • 2013 - 2015

  • Visual Interaction Designer
  • IDEO
  • 2013 & 2014

  • Product Designer
  • Couchsurfing
  • 2012 - 2013

  • Lead Designer
  • Grockit
  • 2008 - 2012

  • UX Designer
  • Pivotal Labs
  • 2007 - 2008

  • Designer
  • Lumos Labs
  • 2006 - 2007

Education
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Art & Biology (Double Major)
  • University of California, Santa Cruz

Volunteer
  • Teaching Mountain Biking
  • Volunteer Coach, San Francisco High School Composite MTB Racing Team

  • Civic Technology Development
  • Volunteer, OpenOakland—Oakland's Code for America Brigade

  • Trail Building
  • Volunteer, Urban Riders of San Francisco & Mountain Bikers of Santa Cruz