It all started with exploration...
Exploration is one of my favorite pastimes. My inquisitive nature has trickled into my UX career...where a love for discovery turned specifically toward people, their behaviors, and their interactions with devices. Listening, observing and empathizing helps me create meaningful User Experience Design that aligns with business goals.
I studied Graphic Design at the California College of the Arts in San Francisco. After graduating I assisted the Graphic Department at J. Walter Thompson in SF, where I applied the basic design concepts I learned in school. I later joined a small Silicon Valley startup where I began my career in technology, and wore many hats.
With several years of startup experience under my belt, I pursued a design role at a large insurance company, where I balanced my day job with personal creative work, like designing art prints, stationery and photography. I decided to expand my horizons past Visual Design and started researching UX Design - a career that would enable me to blend my love for aesthetics with how systems function. With the support of my husband, I attended an immersive UX course at General Assembly (GA), where I spent my time working directly with clients, researching, inquiring, iterating and collaborating with other designers.
After completing the UX program at GA, I spent a year and a half designing digital experiences for Covisint, an IoT company, and have subsequently been a design consultant since having a newborn baby. I live in the Bay Area with my husband, baby girl, and dog, where I enjoy the rich diversity of people, culture and scenery.