My designing career began as a child when my mother installed a copy of Adobe Photoshop CS1 on the family PC. I created forum signatures, banners for gaming websites, and anything I could get my hands on. Fast forward to college, I got my degree in biology thinking I had to be serious and academic as an adult. I tried being a documentarian, a wildlife photographer, and a carpenter before falling back into my creative pastime.
My workflow focuses on researching user and client needs, iterative wireframing and high-fidelity mockups, and animated interactive prototypes. Designing interfaces allows me to combine my creative and academic skills with an obsessive urge to make things simple and organized. I want to help create beautiful products that actually add value to people’s lives, rather than distract.
I am a bridge between user experience designers and developers. My extensive college research background gives me the ability to collect, interpret, and validate design decisions based on data. Additionally, I have a broad understanding of HTML, CSS, and computer/web technologies from my years at an IT help desk.
I am originally from New Hampshire, I went to college in Minnesota, and I have lived everywhere in between. I am currently working remotely from Thailand. In my free time, I am outdoors, globetrotting, or learning a new skill.