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I currently live in San Francisco and am a product designer. I work closely with companies whose product has a positive social impact on the world. Blending my mix of design, product management, and front end engineering, I help startups discover their MVP, hit growth numbers, and clarify a company's messaging with a complicated technology. I'm passionate about understanding pain points in the world, creating prototypes for user testing / iterating, and designing the final UX/UI.
For the past two years, I co-founded and ran product at Glassbreakers, which started as a peer-to-peer mentoring service for women in the workforce and later pivoted into an enterprise software company for diversity and inclusion. Before Glassbreakers, I blended my design and engineering skills at AKQA, Made Movement, and startups.
Thanks for checking out my portfolio of my most recent work. Feel free to say hello here.
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Glassbreakers Consumer. Founder. Head of product. CTO.
Glassbreakers began as a peer mentorship community for professional women with the mission to help women break through the glass ceiling together.
From June 2014 to June 2016, I ran the product team and coded the first version of the product/algorithm. Splitting my time between design research, user experience design, software architecture and implementation, product management and founder responsibilities, I remained motivated to maintain the focus as a user-centric product and company.
Glassbreakers Enterprise. Founder. Head of product. CTO.
Glassbreakers is an enterprise software company focused on diversity and inclusion. Corporations spend billions on diversity every year to support internal initiatives and department overhead, but lack technology to measure and scale results. Glassbreakers addresses a very real pain point in nearly every Fortune 1000 company by providing scalable software to support employee resource groups and data analysis to measure corporate diversity impact. With a $3B total addressable market, Glassbreakers plans to expand to every industry as the first to market enterprise software specific to the needs of diversity as a core business function.
I spearheaded the UX Research by attending client meetings, identifying the need for employee resource group digital management, working directly with employee resource groups leaders to understand their pain points, and then, designing the user experience.
AKQA. Designer. Engineer.
Due to proprietary reasons, I am unable to show my AKQA work publicly. Please read about my work in the getting things done section.
At AKQA’s San Francisco office, I was a creative developer and software engineer. AKQA is known for creating the future for its clients. I educated colleagues and clients on how and which technologies would be best to bring ideas into actuality. I’d then design the experience and build high fidelity prototypes showcasing how it works. I explored a range of technologies from the Kinect to drones to 3D printing to web apps.
Clients: Nike Jordan, Audi, Bud Light, Activision, & NVIDIA.
Grellin Grade. Algorithm & full stack engineer.
Grellin helps you eat healthier when you're on the run by taking all of the major fast food chains menu data and running it through the Grellin Grade algorithm to determine which menu items are the healthiest. Lenny Lesser, a doctor in San Francisco who created the concept, needed to finish the algorithm and build a beta website in a short time frame. I inherited the algorithm from a Stanford Computer Science PhD student, Leslie Wu, and completed it within 3 weeks. I then teamed up with designer Emma Lawler and built the web application in time for Dr. Lesser’s presentation at a conference. Grellin now handles over 40,000 data pieces that are searchable and categorizable; the average search time for an item is less than 200ms.
Al Gore's Climate Reality. Front end engineer.
Al Gore’s 24 Hours of Reality project is an annual event that heightens awareness to the environmental impact humans have on the Earth. While working on this project at Made Movement, two engineers and I built out the front end for the “24 Hours of Reality” beginning, during, and after state in less than 2 weeks.
GlutenFree.com. Full stack engineer.
Udi’s, Made Movement’s client, wanted to create a site for GlutenFree.com. Through user experience research, Made identified that the increasing gluten-free population in America necessitated registered dietitians having a resource to organize and communicate consolidated information. GlutenFree.com serves this purpose.
At Made, I engineered the back end to GlutenFree.com and worked closely with the designer and front end engineer.
Throughout my experiences, I have enjoyed taking time to reflect on lessons learned and sharing my thoughts with the broader startup and technology community.
I am inspired by Yoko Ono and believe her tweets are gems. For fun, I created a fortune cookie gif. When you click it, you will receive different Onoisms.
Inspiring people in creative spaces. Author. Interviewer. Photographer.
While living in Boulder and San Francisco, I was interested in how other creatives were setting up their work spaces to best succeed. This blog is no longer being updated, but still contains interviews with interesting and inspiring artists, designers and engineers. Read the interviews here.