I'm a Senior UX Designer.
Over the last 16+ years in the industry, I've had the opportunity to work with all types of companies and products that have all helped me understand business, UX, and human beings from multiple perspectives. I've helped generate millions in revenue for corporations, launched flagship products for startups, and aided fledgling charities pro bono. I've learned how to fail and how to succeed. I've been in several roles where I ran myself ragged doing it all. But its true what they say: Doing less - but better - is the proverbial cats pajamas.
Speaking of pajamas, I primarily seek remote (or partially remote) roles. Speaking of cats, hiring me is hiring a cat lady of epic proportions. I also enjoy skiing, archery, and traveling. I geek out about design things, animal things, and anything involving the human mind.
• Myers Briggs | ENTJ "The Commander". I'm a candid extrovert (think Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, Margaret Thatcher, Jim Carrey) and I have a leader personality. Am I perfect leader? Not by a stretch. But I try and will always continue to learn.
• Clifton Profile | Top 3 Business Strengths: Restoration, Strategy, and Learning (I like to strategize the restoration of a big mess, and then learn about how to improve it through optimization.)
• I like to dip my brush in all the paint
• I like to watch the needle move
Things that are important to me, professionally:
• Being on a team of honest, open, courageous people with great communication skills.
• Collaborating with a visionary and practical leader (and/or UX team) who genuinely understands design systems and UX
• Working with a company who aligns with my mission...
My job has an affect on the world and is an extension of my ethics. So, I've focused my skillset towards causes that I believe make the world a better place, like promoting knowledge and positivity, animal welfare, health and wellness, veteran care, and travel. My hope is that I'll create some joy, because, in the end, that's what matters when we go.
Visual design and copywriting are my first loves. Though I have successful relationships with all the following disciplines.
A good experience is weaved into every touchpoint of a product. A UXer worth her salt pays attention to quality and how it affects the product, and understands how the details affect the bigger picture. At the same time, she understands which refinements can be sacrificed to keep the wind in the sails. I believe that a product is never "done" but sometimes has to be shipped in order to learn, fail, improve.
What do I do when I'm not face-down in a device? I do fun stuff like napping. I also run a UX Knowledge Club; I own and operate a non-profit for which I sketch people's pets, with proceeds going to charity; I work in animal rescue and sometimes take volunteering vacations; and I offer pro bono photography and design projects for causes in which I believe.
If I've piqued your interest or you have questions, please reach out. Unless you're a spam-bot, in which case, please do not.Let's Chat