Boston, MA

While I do plenty of work that fits under the umbrella of UX and UI design, my main design skills are the grit and resourcefulness I've developed at lean startups where I've worked collaboratively & cross-functionally, adapting to whatever needs doing in the moment.

Whether I'm creating wireframes, prototypes, and subpixel-perfect interfaces; rendering expressive animations and illustrations; conducting in-depth, empathetic user interviews; or writing concise marketing and product copy—I get hands-on with the details so users can focus on loving the product.

In my studies and time teaching at Harvard, I engaged in various forms of art-making and formal critique. As a result, I value my traditional media skills just as much as my new media ones. When I'm not designing, reading, or learning new hobbies like pointed pen calligraphy or traditional woodblock printing, I also draw a webcomic about growing up multiracial in America.

Some background

Based in Boston

I've lived all over the US having grown up in Florida, Georgia, DC/Virginia and California. But currently, I call Boston, MA (Roslindale) home.

How I got started in Design

I began tinkering with design tools in elementary school after winning an essay contest about Martin Luther King, Jr. The first prize was a massive Dell desktop computer. I first learned to design and code my first websites by following books from my public library.

Educational Background

Like most designers I've had the pleasure of working with, I did not pursue a traditional Design degree. UX was not the field it has become since that time. Instead, I majored in Studio Art at Harvard, and my foundation in Visual Studies later led to teaching art and critique at the University.

My Career Trajectory

My design career started primarily focused on small startups focused on women's health and livelihoods. From there, I've continued to focus on larger teams and projects of interesting impact or scope, like Boston's public infrastructure at the MBTA.

I've also gone from deeply embedded individual contributor roles (think: solo designer working with a dozen engineers) to managing design teams, as well as hybrid roles in between.