About

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I am a full-stack UX/ UI designer and product leader with over fourteen 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. I am currently applying all of this knowledge as a UX Lead with Space and Flow, where I work within Haven Tech agile teams to design MVP SaaS applications for insurance tech users.

At a high level, I enjoy solving problems for people, planning collaborative workshops, conceptualizing and prototyping new product features, and sharing what I have learned with others along the way. When I am not creating, I am sometimes 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.

While I value a design-centric approach to product development, I also believe in the power of a healthy and balanced strategic partnership between design, product management, and engineering. A strong golden trio is what enables the best outcomes to emerge.

Want to chat about digital product design, startups, or work opportunities? Feel free to get in touch below.