I'm an Oakland, California based Product Designer with 7+ years of experience working across multi-disciplinary teams, passionately guiding human-centered products from problem framing through pixel-perfect design launch. I live for collaboration; learning from cross-functional team members while organizationally elevating design from the mindset of an aesthetic discipline to a toolset for identifying and solving user and business problems.
My design process includes research, qualitative and quantitative data, interaction design, visual design, prototyping, user-testing, engineering collaboration, and humor(!) to launch web/iOS/Android products. I think in systems and excel at working with cross-functional and co-located teams in high-pressure projects where aligning business goals, customer needs, and product utility is the core KPI.
As a full-stack Product/UI/Interaction Designer, I work across the entire product lifecycle: problem framing, user and internal partner communication, insight distillation, success definition, solution exploration and testing, engineering support, product launch, and success evaluation. I'm a tool maniac, having total control over Sketch, InVision, Flinto, Proto.io, and the Adobe Creative Suite along with a myriad of task-tracking and team collaboration products.
Al Jazeera, Digital Innovation and incubation
Product designer / Senior User Interface Designer
May 2017 – Present
Lead Visual Designer
1 year, October 2015 – April 2017
Senior Visual Designer
1 year, August 2014 - September 2015
1 year, September 2013 - August 2014
Juxtapoz Art & Culture Magazine
3 years, November 2010 - August 2013