About

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I am a full-stack UX/ UI designer, educator, and startup coach with over 13 years of professional experience delivering custom web and mobile products to high-profile and emerging brands. From my tenure as an entrepreneur building a breakout consumer-facing media platform from the ground up and wearing multiple hats, I’ve honed a broad, multifaceted skillset that enables me to take projects from concept to launch and to utilize blended perspectives and approaches. My early formative education in film and creative writing sparked my passion for creating rich, meaningful content experiences that surpass user expectations — no matter what type of audience I am designing for.

When I am not creating, I am teaching at my alma mater, Parsons School of Design, where I earned my MFA degree, or I am helping early-stage entrepreneurs navigate the digital terrain of their businesses. I enjoy consulting in a variety of areas related to lean product development, design, and management, and I bring the same intense dedication to my teaching and coaching practices as I do to my design practice. As with UX, it is about understanding the unique characteristics of the people I am working with, listening to their goals and needs, and providing targeted solutions.

I value any opportunity to work with a collaborative, design-centric team focused on developing quality digital products that empower consumers to create, learn, explore, or have fun in new ways.