I'm a UX designer striving to make the world a better place by designing products that make a difference. Currently residing in Milwaukee, WI, I am open to new opportunities both near and far.
My background is a little different than most. Before beginning a career in design, I was working in the non-profit sector of Washington, D.C. My dream was to improve people's lives by contributing to the passing of progressive policies.
But, after grinding in D.C. for a few years, trying to make this dream a reality, I began to feel disenchanted. The progress made was not quite what I'd hoped for. I started to question if D.C.'s straight-laced, bureaucratic environment was really the best fit for my creative (and sometimes a bit goofy) soul.
So, I began exploring other options.
At a friend's suggestion, I looked at opportunities in the tech industry as a way to let loose my creative energy. This lead to doing digital marketing for a startup, taking some classes on Codecademy, and nearly enrolling in full-stack development program.
It wasn't until I stumbled upon user experience design one summer afternoon that I felt I may have found what I was looking for. The thought of using creative thinking and collaboration to quickly deliver tangible product solutions to address real problems seemed exactly like the type of work I wanted to be doing.
I decided to take a leap of faith.
I quit my job, enrolled General Assembly's User Experience Design Immersive, and never looked back. I quickly fell in love with UX design over the course of my three months at GA, working 80 hours/week on various web and mobile projects. I felt like I was finally delivering the improvements to the world around me that I had always craved.
Since graduating in 2015, I’ve contributed to the success of a variety of web and mobile projects for startups, creative agencies and, most recently, an enterprise software firm. While each of these projects has been wildly different, I've been consistently motivated by knowing the work I do is helping make people's lives better and easier.
Today, my dream is to continue improving people's lives through designing products and services that truly make a difference.