Striving to remain curious, questioning and observant, I am a lifetime learner looking not just for new answers, but also new questions.

user centered design with heart and depth
I am a designer and educator who creates engaging, innovative experiences and communications. For more than a decade I've collaboratively tackled complex design problems within interdisciplinary teams at cultural organizations, academic institutions and businesses. Now at IBM Design, I collaborate with an Agile team of developers, product managers and designers to integrate IBM Design Thinking into our work, keeping people and their needs at the center of enterprise software design.

For my Master of Graphic Design at NC State, I developed speculative proposals for extending and enhancing meaningful conversation in mobile contexts for college-age women.

entrepreneurial spirit and approach
In addition to software design work at IBM Design, I've contributed to building a design training program for non-designers. In Los Angeles, I operated this studio out of co-working spaces founded with like-minded creatives. While Assistant Professor of Graphic Design at Otis College of Art and Design, I taught image-making and typography at all levels, co-created a faculty lecture series and worked with department chair Kali Nikitas to develop, implement and evaluate a new graphic design curriculum.

User Experience Design; Design Research Methodologies; User Interface Design; Mobile Application Design; Design Visioning; Design Strategy; Design Pedagogy; Design Education; Visual Design; Generative Research

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User Experience Designer and Educator, IBM Design, Austin TX / Assistant Professor, Otis College of Art + Design, Los Angeles CA / Visiting Faculty, North Carolina State University, Raleigh NC / Graphic Designer, Institute for Emerging Issues, Raleigh NC / Co-founder, Dead Letter Bureau, Los Angeles CA / Freelance Designer, Counterspace, Santa Monica CA / Design + Communications Director, Westport Arts Center, Westport CT / Senior Graphic Designer, Intermedia Arts, Minneapolis MN / Designer + Project Manager, MCAD DesignWorks, Minneapolis MN