I feel lucky to have had the opportunity to design and develop new experiences for the biggest e-commerce platforms on the web, and design software, web, and mobile applications for major players in the tech industry.
As a UX leader and manager, I’ve built design practices and talented teams from the ground up, evangelized and institutionalized design thinking, helped young designers set their courses for the future, and fostered collaborative environments that encourage creation, rather than just production.
Thanks for stopping by… but mostly, stay classy.
My design focus floats between the interaction design and visual design circles in my personal Venn diagram. This helps me provide creative and thought leadership throughout the design process, and I feel it's served me well in the past when I need to look at the big picture while still not losing track of the details.
Research-wise, I've managed teams and efforts gathering both qualitative and quantitative user data, using a variety of methodologies. And once that data is collected, I know how to synthesize it into actionable steps, and how to communicate its value to stakeholders, colleagues, and executive leadership.
Great design that's elegant and well-founded, that solves user problems, is awesome. But to be a successful UX leader, you also need to keep the trains running on time. Being able to build, direct, inspire, and motivate a talented design team is a challenge... and one I really enjoy.
- Design Evangelism to Executive Audiences
- Design Vision Advocacy and Creative Direction
- Hiring and Team Development, Mentoring + Coaching
- Process Building / Integration of Design + Development