I’m a UX/UI designer bringing a "method to the madness" of digital products through user research and beautiful design. I’m passionate about art and making peoples’ lives easier. In my free time, you can catch me experimenting in the kitchen, drinking scotch on the rocks, and listening to Missy Elliott.
After a history in large format photography and developing a career in Arts Non-profit, I felt the need to pivot my career and begin UX. User Experience blends two things that bring me the most fulfilment: caring for people and the creative process.
At my core, I'm a maker. I love nothing more than building, creating, and figuring out way to make things work better. Craftsmanship is a key element in my work and I am a firm believer that if you approach every situation with empathy and compassion, the rest will naturally fall into place.
I have a background in ballet, hip-hop and contemporary dance and a passion for fine art and film photography that inform the way I approach UX design.
Dance gave me these skills that I have been able to translate into art and design:
How to work with people as a unit
How space and sequence translate into emotional response
How to explore new creative patterns
Knowledge of photographic compostion has given me the ability to understand how to organize visual information on a sheet of film, page, or screen.
I spent most of my photographic career reaching out to LGBTQ communities across the pacific northwest. I was able to connect with them and understand what elements -both physical and otherwise- were important to them and capture their image in a gratifying way.