I've worked with
Chayn • ethn.io • Harvard Business Review • Harvard Business School Publishing • Intuit • Meals on Wheels SF • MINI USA • Obama for America • Open Seattle • Project H Design • REI • The New York Times • VMware • Walmart Labs
Hello! I'm a User Experience Designer bringing meaningful solutions to life for humans.
I build experiences and products that solve real problems for people and champion the end user. Bringing a blend of entrepreneurial, collaborative, right- and left-brained approaches to problem solving, I enjoy what I do. My mobile and web work spans diverse sectors including civic data, e-commerce, financial software, education, publishing, food, automobile, retail, and non-profit.
I'm currently a product designer at Socrata. Previously, I've worked on the REI e-commerce website, the REI in-store employee mobile POS system, and Intuit's 5-star iOS paycheck app Snap Payroll. I have a deep expertise and background in qualitative user research that I incorporate into my holistic design process, and am an alum of Bolt Peters, the late leading firm in remote user research. Prior to my design career, I was a qualitative researcher in nonprofit fundraising at San Francisco Opera. A retired semi-professional oboist, I studied Music Performance and Culture & Social Anthropology at Stanford University. Excited about designing for good, I co-founded TinyGOOD and worked with Project H Design, both volunteer design collectives in San Francisco. In my spare time, I enjoy hand lettering, discovering the outdoors, photography, cooking, and exploring cities.
I've shared my work at
User-centered Design • User Research • Design for Emotion • Rapid Iteration • Product Strategy • Agile • Lean UX
I'm adept at articulating, making sense of, and designing for complex systems. I collaborate closely with teams through an end-to-end process, from discovery through design to development.
- pen + paper
- Axure RP
- Adobe Creative Suite
- Optimal Workshop
- 1st time use and end-to-end experiences
- multi-device ecosystems (web + mobile + physical spaces)
- service design
- small, experimental teams
- responsive web
- designing for social impact
- voice + tone
- product strategy