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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
■ 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
■ Collaborated with founding team on early-stage product thinking, wireframing, and prototyping on a tool to make government procurement easy
■ 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
■ Solo designer on full website redesign for techforcampaigns.org
Basic HTML, CSS
iOS, Android design
Responsive web design