I create intuitive interactive products used by people. From large-scale applications and mobile operating systems to small interactive widgets, I've worked as an advocate for user-centered design in many capacities: for small software companies and startups, as a consultant in my own design studio and as an employee at large corporations. As a seasoned product designer and design collaborator, I also volunteer as a mentor at Seattle Startup Weekend to provide guidance and advice to entrepreneurs.
I'm an expert interaction designer, information architect and user advocate. I seek and listen to gather requirements, understand goals, define assumptions and solve known issues before considering a systematic solution. My process always involves creating wireframes that show the optimal task flow and ultimately the end-to-end experience for products to be used by people. These wireframe storyboards explain a product's usage model - a digital wayfinding system to be learned by repetitive usage - including written scenarios that define the individual features and overall functionality for its target customers.
I specialize in responsive interaction design for multiple platforms, focused on the mobile experience. During the last year, I've been freelancing on several interactive products for both mobile and the web. I designed some iPhone apps including a FitBit Finder and an app for printing and framing photos. Previously, I was an interaction designer at BlackBerry, as UX Lead for the BB10 Contacts application. I worked at BlackBerry after the startup where I was working was acquired in February 2011. See my resume for details on my prior work experience.