I’m a designer with a PM mindset who helps teams ship simple, accessible software.
Note: This site was made for my job search that ended in accepting a full-time offer from Bentobox in February 2021. I haven't had the chance to update my personal site outside of this note.
After a BFA in graphic design, I spent over four years helping 2U build a platform for online degrees at 70+ universities.
Since then, I’ve helped operate an indie arcade, done event and portrait photography, co-designed a (soon to be) published video game, and worked with community groups helping weather the current world.
I’m seeking a design position that lets me contribute to high-level strategy and architecture while doing ground-level production work, ideally for a project with a social mission.
I aim to clarify a team’s vision. I think methodically. I push for quality but avoid perfectionism in evolving systems. I lay out future possibilities to avoid pitfalls. I regularly ask, “Is this the best way to do this?” I cultivate the relationships, vocabulary, and habits to grow success over the long run.
I helped a product team transform an MVP for one client into enterprise-scale course planning and production software. We worked with content production to map and restructure a maze of unique processes, tools, and data models.
Severe development constraints limited how much we could improve the UI with each release. Instead, I focused on redesigning the information architecture and workflows supporting version control and publishing. This enabled exponential growth in course development as well as integration with third-party learning tools.
I helped design, code, and iterate a component library over four years. After the initial launch, I maintined the Sketch symbol set and worked with the design team to incorporate new components as needs arose.
We gave the marketing team a controlled set of variables to change styles by brand while maintaining our accessibility and design standards.
I led a project as hybrid designer/PM to launch a cross-platform video player for multimedia lectures. Work had to start immediately, so we prioritized back-end dev tasks to give us enough time to collect existing research, establish a roadmap, and design and build components on a rolling basis.
We centered the long-term vision around the transcript, using it as a static timeline to connect all supporting content for students that may not be able to watch the video itself. We shipped a pared-down version within two weeks to meet the deadline for a program launch.
That's it for now. If you want to learn more or think I could help your team, please email me at email@example.com.
Have a nice day! ☀️