headshot-2014-squareI believe that experience design is really the art of telling a story. The creation of digital spaces requires connecting with our users in meaningful ways and being open, honest and transparent to the greatest extent possible. This philosophy forms the backbone of my work as a digital designer & strategist.

Over the past several years, I’ve become well-versed in working on projects with many client stakeholders, all with different viewpoints and priorities. A strong command of UX methodology—including a variety of research techniques, diagramming, wireframing and prototyping, requirement gathering, specification generation, and more—has allowed me to facilitate effective discussions and align the stakeholders around achievable goals.

My experiences with a wide variety of technologies and platforms allow me a good understanding of the capabilities and limitations of each—not to mention the ability to have productive conversations with developers and other designers. Additionally, the opportunities that I’ve had to lead cross functional teams, and manage my own team, enable me to tackle the complex challenges that come with a highly collaborative and fast-paced environment.

I currently reside in Washington, DC, where I am the Deputy Creative Director at NPR, primarily working on the NPR One apps and platform. I’m also one of the three co-chairs for the 2016 Information Architecture Summit in Atlanta, GA. Before joining NPR, I spent four and a half years at Wolfram Research (WolframAlpha.com), most recently as Web & Mobile User Experience Manager.