University of California, Berkeley
Bachelor of Arts, Psychology and Linguistics
Product Design Lead
April 2019 to Present
Lead product design across the entire self-service customer and product space including strategy, research, and design delivery. Develop the three-year roadmap alongside Product and Engineering peers and evangelize this vision across the greater team and company.
Establish the Chicago product team and culture by hiring, managing, and mentoring the first 3 local designers. Ensure the Chicago and California teams integrate and collaborate.
Support the foundations of the design culture at Glassdoor, including establishing a Design System.
Manager of Product Design
April 2018 to March 2018
Recruited, managed, and mentored a team of six mid-career designers
Supported design strategy and execution on 8+ client engagements
Evangelized the design discipline with senior stakeholders at client organizations, Devbridge company leadership and product team
Assisted sales team in pursuing new business by advocating product design services and leading scoping workshops with clients
Director of Portfolio Design Strategy
September 2016 to April 2018
Partnered with commercial and development leaders to define, scope, and execute multi-product integration and new product development
Managed and mentored junior and mid-career designers, including generalists and specialists
Led customer research campaigns, facilitating interviews and workshops with senior leaders of companies
Evangelized design process to internal senior executives
Represented Nasdaq at industry conferences (National Investor Relations Institute) and internal events (Organizational Sales Kick Off)
Senior PRODUCT DESIGNER
March 2015 - September 2016
Led design team to conduct research, synthesize findings, communicate product strategy, and execute high fidelity design recommendations.
Facilitated design critiques with design and non-design stakeholders
Interviewed and hired 10 new designers
Earned 6 “Display screen or portion thereof with [animated] graphical user interface” patents
February 2012 - March 2015
New York, NY
Evaluated legacy product offerings for better interface and interaction opportunities.
Identified opportunities to increase efficiency via reuse, establishing and maintaining UI guidelines and front-end pattern library
The New School
New York, NY August 2011
Developed Introduction to the Processing Programming Language course curriculum with a team of seven teachers for the Parsons MFA D+T Bootcamp. Implemented curriculum through daily lessons which spanned fifteen 2.5 hour classes over three weeks.
FRONT-END ENGINEERING INTERN
Simple (Formerly BankSimple)
New York, NY May 2011 to July 2011
New York Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC)
New York, NY January 2011 to May 2011
Speaking Engagements, Awards & Honors
WHAT’S YOUR PROBLEM?
Prototypes, Process, and Play, Chicago, IL, August 2017
Asbury Agile, Asbury Park, NJ, October 2014
Forge Conference, Philadephia, PA, September 2014
Information Architecture (IA) Summit, San Diego, CA, March 2014
Agile, Nashville, TN, August 2013 (Mo’ Solutions, Mo’ Problems)
SHOULD DESIGNERS CODE?
WebVisions NYC, New York, NY, April 2014
LAZY BYTES REMOTE REDESIGN
(sponsored by EPFL+ECAL Lab in partnership with ENSCI-Les Ateliers, Royal College of Art, and Parsons The New School for Design)
Project selected for exhibition and commercialization, 2012
#FEED Interactive Art Exhibition
(sponsored by Samsung Mob!le and Twitter)
Featured Artist, Austin, TX, 2012