The best design work is an opportunistic blend of research, collaboration and iteration.



After more than 20 years, I still love getting up every day and tackling product design challenges: evolving audiences, changing technologies and shifting business needs. An interaction designer at heart, I am experienced in all aspects of the design process, managing design teams, and collaborating with product, engineering, and leadership.

I have hands-on experience in design thinking workshops, user interviews, research insights, design process definition, strategy & planning, problem definition, user story mapping, dual-track agile, design reviews, 1:1s, mentorship, enablement, development handoff, accessbility, user testing, analytics, a/b testing, NPS, html/css/js, code reviews, design pairing.

I understand the full lifecycle of product development and can easily adapt to changing situations to keep work flowing, while maintaining a strong design process, practice and culture. I'm always happy to dig in and get things done and bring a good dose of humor to my daily interactions. I currently work 100% remote and am comfortable managing designers at all expertise levels and working across timezones and cultures.

More about me.


Portfolio Highlights


arrow Project: Manage your job applications

Bitsmachine

I recently built Bitsmachine to help job applicants quickly customize their cover letters and résumés. It allows you to manage all the parts of your résumé like a database, so you can easily tailor components and customize every application.

I would usually job search in the mornings, with only 20 minutes to spare. This tool helps me customize my applications quickly and track their statuses over time.


Features

  • All content is easily exportable as text or PDF. No lock-in.
  • Easily create a resume using your Linkedin profile PDF
  • Version your experiences, educations, etc. to make customizing fast & easy
  • Track your application statuses over time
  • Quickly duplicate and customize previous applications and/or resumes
  • Machine Learning! Extract key phrases from job postings
  • Analyzes your cover letters for sentiment (more Machine Learning!)

arrow Building keyboards and such

keyboard

I have been exploring 3D printing and electronics, including building hand-wired keyboards and a macropad.


Keywords!

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

Mantra: Design is a team sport.

This site built with Eleventy, Sass, Google Fonts, some love, sweat, and a fair bit of head scratching.