I'm a passionate, pragmatic design leader who believes the best work comes from research, collaboration and iteration.

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I have been designing for the web and apps for more than 10 years now, and still love getting up every day to tackle the new challenges that emerge: evolving audiences, changing technologies or shifting business needs. I'm an interaction designer at heart and am comfortable presenting in the C-suite or wrangling production code through CI.

At Goldstar, my work helps members enjoy live entertainment more often; previously it helped educate the public about the heathcare system, and created a forum that gave storytellers a voice they didn't know they had.

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Current Project: Job Application Manager

I have rebuilt Bitsmachine as a job application tool to help applicants manage their résumés and cover letters. It's unique (I think) in its approach, as it allows you to manage the parts of your résumé like a database, so you can easily swap components in and out to tailor it to your application. I was frustrated with the various applicant tracking systems I had come across, and wanted a tool that would help me create customized applications more quickly.

Skills & Expertise

  • Design leadership, UX/IA/IX design, prototyping, UI & visual design, a11y, user research & usability testing.
  • Project management, strategy, facilitation, design studio
  • Individual contributor, project manager, people manager, mentor
  • Sketch, Invision, Abstract, HTML/CSS, Sass, Ruby, Rails, PHP, Javascript, React

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Design is a team sport.

This site built with Middleman, Sass, Haml, Google Fonts, and a whole lot of love.