I work with teams to improve their design practice while delivering great work.
I am based in San Diego, CA.
I am the Director of Product Design for Creative Market, recently acquired by Dribbble Holdings. Our team is entirely remote.
I have worked as an in-house contributor and manager for scaling startups such as Renovate America, LivingSocial, and CustomInk.
As a consultant, I worked as an individual contributor, locally or remotely, for companies such as EightShapes, AKQA, the Mag7 Collective, and Wunderman. Clients included AARP, VideoBlocks, Tivvy, Yahoo!, George Washington University, and more.
With every team, I focus on three things:
Craft: Facilitating and supporting an evidence-based design process; assuring we execute at the highest level by leveraging research, collaborating with stakeholders; and refining our work through objective-based critique.
Infrastructure: Keeping everything that supports the craft operational; the working environment, design tools, and the methodology artifacts.
Personal development: A commitment to helping my team use that time for growth through personal objectives and new challenges.
I have experience in user research, product strategy, and interaction design, especially in eCommerce and FinTech. I have experience establishing and growing these practices, within both in-person and remote organizations.