Hello! — I'm a designer living and working in sunny Portland, Oregon.
I believe in the power of ethical, inclusive, and considered Design. I'm endlessly fascinated by people and I love making things. I work with ambitious organizations and teams to create meaningful, scalable products and services. I'm happiest when fully immersed in strategy and execution. I like working with creative and technical teams, to solve complex problems. I have over a decade of experience doing this using systematic thinking and people-driven design methodologies.
Skills & Experience I Bring To Work
- Hands-on Interaction & Visual Design
- UCD Methods and Design Strategy
- Agile Design (Planning & Facilitation)
- Provide Design Direction & Execution
- Design For R&D, Web & Mobile App
- Testable Hi-fi & Lo-fi Prototypes
- Create Documentation
- Facilitate Workshops
- Journey Mapping
- Building User Scenarios
Shooting my shot, in no particular order — If you’re reading this and have a project, opportunity, idea, and/or a connection to any of the following topics, I’d love to chat. Coffee is on me.
04 - Hip Hop
Before I fell in love with design, I fell in love with Hip Hop music. The variety and depth of the subject matter, the wordplay, lyrical agility, multi-syllable rhyme styles, and the unapologetic emotion communicated is unlike anything else in this world. Rappers bring words to life. I want to contribute meaningfully and I want to see the culture prosper.
05 - Vinyl Figures & Collectibles
You could call these "Designer Toys." They're a cross between sculpture, conceptual art, and action figures. I grew up on cartoons, giant robots, monsters, and Sci-fi movies. I am still enamored with these pieces and I add new exciting pieces to my collection regularly.
06 - Digital Loneliness
"We're alone together." We live in an era of unrivaled connectivity and convenience. Paradoxically, we're also equally disconnected and isolated from each other and our environment. We are hardwired for connection. I want to explore the intersection between mental health, technology, and design.