I have a natural tendency to think and work across disciplines. That means I take a holistic approach with every digital product lifecycle. I gather business requirements, form an understanding of the user needs through myriad research methods, build comprehensive information architectures, craft compelling visual and interactive designs, and develop clean front-end interfaces.
My interdisciplinary mindset was set on fire as an undergrad at The Evergreen State College where I concentrated on behavioral psychology, anthropology and metalsmithing. These three areas, seemingly unrelated, continue to influence my work, as they taught me social construct and empathy as well as personal discipline, patience, and strategy.
I am excited about transforming the box—breaking out of the standard ways of presenting content to find more dynamic ways to engage. I question convention while considering the underlying business objectives to deliver something more than what is expected. I am especially drawn to work with organizations and businesses that foster creativity, ecological sustainability, and social justice.
I am passionate about working in the space where design engages the principles of psychology to improve the customer experience. My primary goal at Upserve is to lead a team that articulates and designs ways to simplify and improve the customer journey as users navigate across our suite of software solutions and services.
As a leader in UX design at Epiq Global, I coordinated the product research and experience design efforts for enterprise-level eDiscovery and search based digital products within the data products innovation team. I oversaw the synthesis of business requirements, crystallization of user needs through myriad research methods, design of data visualizations, build of comprehensive information architectures, and crafting of compelling visual and interactive designs.
Within this role, I had the unique opportunity to participate directly in all aspects of the product development life-cycle in a lean, agile environment including user research, experience design, content strategy, and visual design.
For this boutique agency, I provided creative brand and digital product consulting for companies across numerous industries.
Within this role, I crafted high profile marketing campaigns and visual designs to further the acquisition and placement of museum quality studio art.