Design strategy for cross-functional teams
Over the past 8+ years, I’ve deliberately chosen roles which span between design and development. I enjoy strategizing across all phases of the product design lifecycle and have tackled some tough problems from designing learning experiences to financial tools, all launched for real people.
In addition to designing products and websites, I’ve taught Front-end development at General Assembly and regularly mentor designers looking to add designing in-browser to their skillset. I also speak at conferences and have been featured in interviews and podcasts about design and development.
While working full-time at CodePen, I’m getting my masters in Human Centered Design and Engineering at the University of Washington where I’ve been mentoring designers & ux researchers looking to break into the field.
In my free time, I paint abstract acrylic art which have been featured in galleries and on art walks around Seattle. I highly value the balance between work and personal life, and believe having creative projects outside of the digital world brings greater insight to my work.