What I do

I tend to work on highly collaborative projects where roles are overlapping and fluid. You'll likely find me working in these capacities:  

  • Concept Creation

    Distilling client objectives and research findings into one powerful idea is my sweet spot. I thrive as part of a team that digests research, dreams of ideas, sketches like mad, fashions prototypes, role-plays processes, then distills, curates, and refines a delightful solution.
  • Research

    I have a diverse toolkit of strategies and resources for gathering context and clarity through research. Whether it's conducting interviews with nano-scientists, sifting through the historic archives of a century-old shipyard, or parking in a museum hallway to study visitor behavior, this is one of my favorite parts of any project.
  • Communicating the Idea

    A powerful idea isn't worth a thing unless you can get your client and stakeholders onboard and excited. I create beautiful presentations that are clear, concise, and strike the balance between inspiring and concrete.
  • Graphic Design

    Graphic design is my bread and butter, with experience working in a variety of formats and styles. I've created identity systems, publications, illustrations, presentations — even a soccer scarf.
  • Mockups, Prototypes & Role-playing

    Nothing substitutes for physically representing a product, process, or interaction. Creating a prototype is an essential part of my process and the best way to learn about a design's successes and failures.
  • Writing, Editing & Proofreading

    Reading and writing are my first loves. I have a B.A. in English with a Creative Writing emphasis. I've written copy, developed narrative styles, edited and clarified prose, and I am often the last proofreading eyes on a project before it goes live.
  • Embracing Ambiguity

    Complex problems require an open-handed approach. Dealing with realities that may have various facets of truth or seem contradictory is a comfortable place for me. An attitude of constant curiosity, receptiveness, and humor is essential.