About Me

I'm a product designer with a focus on building useful SaaS-y tools. I also have a passion for mission-driven work.

I'm based in San Francisco and currently work at the Wells Fargo Innovation Group.

I grew up being called “shy,” but accidentally discovered a passion for high school debate and mock trial. Then I went to a liberal arts college and majored in government; so basically, I learned how to combine a thousand strands of information into a coherent argument and back it up with evidence. Convenient skills for a designer!

Just added some retrospectives for events I've attended in San Francisco.
Check them out

FAQs

Why do I like designing?

I love constantly learning, which is good because there is no shortage of things to learn in tech and design.

I love the feeling of not just putting together a puzzle, but going out and finding the right pieces, strategizing which pieces to solve first, and making some neat piles as well as some really messy ones.

Less metaphorically, I love being able to create something useful for someone out there.

What am I up to these days?

I'm trying to be more conscientious of what I consume and what I create. I've been fortunate to work with non-profits I admire, like Run For Something and Tech for Campaigns.

Aside from my 9 to 5, I work with early-stage startup CoProcure.

What's my "design philosophy"?

Well, first I try not to make things worse (which can be a more active exercise than you might think). Then, I try to make things better. I try to make something that combines function with form, that tries to solve users' problems well while staying within real-world constraints.

The actual output, the tools I use, the process I use — that can all change depending on the particular details. What's more, I think it's important to not be attached to any single way of working, because design in tech has evolved so much over the past few years and will continue to do so.

What do I do outside of work?

I have a running list of things I want to learn how to cook or bake, because it's fun and deals with physical matter — something I really enjoy after a day of wrestling with pixels.

I also attend a bunch of events IRL. Here are some retrospectives!

Résumé

Experience

Product Designer, Wells Fargo Innovation Group

10/2018 — Present, San Francisco, CA

■ Designed a platform to enable internal teams to create and optimize chatbots for diverse use cases
■ Worked closely with engineering, product, and other stakeholders in agile environment to develop product

Product Designer, CoProcure

09/2018 — Present (part-time), San Francisco, CA

■ Collaborated with founding team on early-stage product thinking, wireframing, and prototyping on a tool to make government procurement easy

UX/UI Designer, Skava

04/2016 — 07/2018, San Francisco, CA • 2 years 4 months

■ Designed ecommerce platform aimed at mid to large- size businesses while creating a new design system
■ Created custom apps and websites for clients such as Apple, JCPenney, and Vantiv

Marketing Designer, Good Food Guys

02/2014 — 11/2015, San Francisco, CA • 1 year 10 months

■ Designed assets and coordinated marketing campaigns for Good Food Guys’ restaurant lines: Mixt (fast casual salads) and Split (fast casual sandwiches)
■ Supported new store openings and experimental projects like Mixt Cupboard, a salad vending machine

Volunteer

Designer, Tech for Campaigns

04/2018 — 11/2018 (part-time)

■ Solo designer on full website redesign for techforcampaigns.org

■ Solo designer on campaign websites for Senator Heidi Heitkamp and first-time candidate Tracye Polson

Tools

Figma

Sketch

Webflow

Principle

InVision

Adobe Suite

Basic HTML, CSS

Skills

UX research

Wireframing

UI design

High-fidelity mockups

Accessible design

iOS, Android design

Responsive web design

Education

Bowdoin College, B.A. Government & Legal Studies

2009 — 2013, Brunswick, ME

Tuck Bridge Business Program at Dartmouth

Summer 2012, Hanover, NH

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