I am a hands-on creative leader with a history of building diverse and effective teams, collaborating with business and technology partners, and establishing inclusive processes within organizations. Using curiosity, passion, and humility, I work with global clients across industries to define opportunities and deliver marketable solutions.

History

My experiences are varied. What holds them together is a sense of curiosity, a need to leave things better than I found them, and a desire to collaborate with people of diverse experiences.

I started my career designing social experiences – a social network for pets and their humans with Purina, the music-based social network for Microsoft Zune, and a casual MMO at Big Fish Games.

I helped to create a wedding registry experience full of celebration for Target, and a home-buying brand and experience targeted at a more urban market for Weyerhaeuser.

With some of my favorite people, I designed apps that define larger ecosystems for Samsung and 3D Systems, and created the reference app that established the design system for the Xbox developer SDK.

I worked with Philips AVENT to create connected apps supporting the healthy development of babies and with Philips Sonicare to create the experience around a tele-dentistry service. I also worked with TOPIC to develop a connected tool to increase operating room efficiency.

I’ve worked closely with startups like VanMoof to design connected solutions for their products and Asellion to bring traditional B2B processes into the digital realm.

Beyond user experience, I’ve imagined possible futures with Intel and I’ve defined processes for companies like Deutsche Bahn.

I ran a design agency for five years, where I learned so much about managing people, clients, the work, and dozens of other operational details.

When there’s a gap in client work, I create projects like to [icon] to provide a place for designers to explore and grow.

I’m currently publishing The Practical Guide to Experience Design, a book that walks readers through the design process using sample projects and deliverables.

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