I'm an experienced design professional with a strong background in user-centered design methodologies, visual, and interaction design. I've worked in various roles including design, development, and product management. I'm interested in working at the intersection of user needs, technological capabilities, and business strategy.
Background & Experience
A designer at heart, I have a BFA in graphic design and spent my early career working as a web designer during the dot com boom of the late 90s and early 2000s where I mastered using tables for layout, the magical 1-pixel spacer gif, and flash intros.
I later moved to a visual design, then a UX design position working in the education technology space. Thanks to a great mentor and customer-focused organization, I was able to learn a tremendous amount about user-centered design methods by working closely with educators to truly understand user needs. I later progressed to product management and strategy roles where I helped visualize & test product concepts for the new mobile device market.
In 2013 I moved from the edtech space to ecommerce, taking a UX design position with a leading life-science company working on a $1B+ ecommerce channel. As part of an effort to modernize the ecommerce platform, I led a group of designers and front-end developers in a multi-year project to move from a monolithic system architecture to an open source, service-oriented architecture with a modern front end stack and future-friendly design. In my 6 years there, I learned a great deal about the life-science industry, ecommerce, modern system architecture, and managing teams (among other things).
In 2019 I was hired by 1904labs as a Human-Centered Design lead, where we help IT leaders implement modern software and data solutions. Here I co-lead project teams with an Agile Engineer and play the role of servant-leader working to ensure we build the right solutions for our customers and stakeholders.
Outside of work I can be found doing dad and husband stuff. While I'm an avid media consumer 🍿 (admittedly more than I should) I do occasionally get out of the house for golf or fishing.