I create solutions inspired by nature, informed by science, and designed for the benefit of all.
In my process I bring holistic front-end design skills: user research, experience design, industrial design, and strategic road-mapping.
My approach begins with fully understanding the business and user problem and focusing on the users it impacts. Empathy guides my exploration and hypotheses, and I find inspiration around every corner.
I seek opportunities in rewarding and challenging situations that will utilize my creative energy, passion for sustainability, and personal skills to encourage growth and advancement.
I'm currently available for full-time and contract positions.
Form follows function.
In design, an object can be beautiful, but if it doesn't properly interface with the user, it isn't good design. My background in industrial design and anthropology allows me to fully understand the motivations and interactions that users have with objects and design elegant and applicable solutions.
Through design research, I gain insight in understanding the user's motivations, background, habits, and other traits that create relevancy.
A background in Industrial Design allows me to create aesthetic and functional products, services, and interfaces.
As an anthropologist, an understanding of how a user actually interfaces with a product is crucial in developing design that works.
My design strategy begins and ends with user experience. To fully address a design problem, it is integral to understand the users it affects and outcomes from decisions made along the way.
I use a toolkit that consists of observations, interviews, journaling, and other tools that allow me to gain insight into a user's journey and make decisions based on facts and extrapolations.
I've been a teacher for ten years. I began my career instructing children how to use computers and design in their curriculum, and parlayed that through my design career into making sure those I work with fully understand and retain the ideas we develop as a team.