About Me

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My Story

I’ve always been user-centric by nature, wanting to put the real needs of people first. That’s why I studied political science and economics in college: to pursue a career in government/politics and improve people’s lives through enacting progressive policies. But, after grinding in D.C.’s straight-laced environment for two years, I concluded that career path might not be the best fit for my goofy, creative soul.

I began exploring options in the booming tech industry, doing digital marketing for a friend's Kickstarter, and taking courses on Codecademy. I eventually stumbled upon an ad for General Assembly’s User Experience Design Immersive. The combination of collaboration, creative problem-solving, and design seemed like a perfect combination of things I wanted to be doing with my life. I took a leap of faith, enrolled, and never looked back.

Since then, I’ve contributed to the success of a variety of web and mobile projects, working for startups, creative agencies and, most recently, an enterprise software firm. In these different capacities I’ve covered every aspect of the UX design process, from conceptualization to user research, persona creation, user journeys, wireframing, UI design, user testing, prototyping, pitching, and more.

Now, with roughly three years worth of experience under my belt, I would like to refocus my design efforts on more creative and engaging projects for small businesses, startups, and nonprofits. Projects which, ideally, provide a positive, tangible impact on society -- and aren’t simply about optimizing experience to improve revenue streams. My end-goal and personal dream is to use human-centered design to help make the world a better place.

My Hobbies

When I'm not designing, I can usually be found wandering around the city with a camera or drone in tow. While I shoot photos mostly for fun, I am always pushing myself to improve -- and my efforts have led to features on multiple photography blogs, showcase opportunities, as well as a few business inquiries. The latter has led me to start my own business freelancing and selling prints. I share my best work on my Instagram.

In addition to photography, I'm a bit of a fitness junkie and enjoy lifting, running, and doing yoga on an almost daily basis.

Other interests include cryptocurrency investing and day trading, listening to podcasts, and constantly updating electronic dance music Spotify playlists.

Examples of some of the photos I take.

Tinder User Testing
Fandango Whiteboarding
Computer
Skydive500
PhotoUpPresentation500
Portland copy
Do It! App Demo
Do It Presentation500

Want to learn more?

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