In relentless pursuit of the aha moment

What I Do

I consider myself a user interface designer for mobile and desktop, first and foremost. Having worked with teams from ideation to the launching of multiple products has also afforded me a wealth of knowledge to participate in each stage during planning and design.

UX Strategy

I establish wireframing, create interactive prototypes for desktop and mobile, conduct user-testing, and rapidly iterate as feedback begins rolling in.

UX Strategy

UI Design

I dream in pixels and paths. I proudly rocked skeumorphism like a champ, yet incessantly seek to distill my work to its essence.

UI Design

Motion

I explore ways thoughtful animation can cue helpful functionality, encourage interaction, and create a memorable experience.

Motion

Front End Dev

I speak in web standards, accessibility, and build with the intention of establishing a reusable collection of UI components.

Front End Dev

Work Samples

Impact metric to gauge viewer reception News stream Company documet on mobile
Full meeting calendar with attendee details Next meeting reminder and shortcuts to frequently accessed teammates Search with filter options
Email campaign template editor NPS dashboard
Promoter marketing site detailing features and pricing
Batch upload members to directory Jive community admin interface
Fitness and lifestyle model agency

My Story

I seek the elusive aha moment: that instant everything falls into place; all feels right and understood.

I lead product design at Jive Software with a team spanning Portland to San Francisco to Tel Aviv for a suite of social collaboration products. The experience has been incredible, affording me the ability to talk directly with customers, perform user testing on unreleased features, and speak annually at the JiveWorld conference in Las Vegas to share deep dives on our design thinking and ongoing product evolution.

Previously I wore several hats as the sole designer for a 20-person PaaS startup defining the product user experience, designing the interface, and contributing to front end development to launch a private beta and quickly iterating toward public release.

Prior to focusing on product interface design, I led digital design at a Portland creative agency for a wide range of clients, specializing in B2B products and services.

When working with design teams I advocate design freedom and encourage personal growth. I value the use of design systems to steward design efficiency and consistency, coupled with close collaboration to create strong connections, broaden perspectives and move the needle toward a better product.

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