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Thinker Designer Maker Doer

Recovering academic (Ph.D. English Lit) who landed, by happy accident, in the technology world — first as a front‑end developer, later as a UX designer.

Inspired by the ways great UX simplifies the complex. Equally committed to making things and thinking about them. Theory and practice, with a healthy dose of creativity and imagination.

Currently looking for new opportunities to create meaningful experiences that improve people's lives.

Work Experience

I began my career in technology as a front-end web developer. I quickly realized that I wanted to have greater impact on the product I was building, so I began learning about design and user experience. My self‑education led to other roles where I learned even more: instructional designer, information architect, interaction designer, and creative director.

Over the past ten years, I've worked with both agencies and product companies/start-ups, and my work covers several industries, including e‑commerce, automotive, financial services, lifestyle, and travel.

In 2012 I had the honor of being selected as a Code for America Fellow. Since then I've become a bit of a gov‑geek, and I continue to design (and make) civic projects in my spare time.

Portfolio

During my career, I've designed websites, mobile sites, mobile applications, and even a travel program. Much of my work in the past two years is proprietary and cannot be shown online. Please reach out if you'd like to talk about that work.

Below are a few examples from earlier work — each example contains final designs, UX documentation, and notes about my process.

Words

I'm currently in the process of re‑designing the Words section of this site. In the meantime, here are some links to a few articles I've written.

A Love Letter to Cities

Introducing Honolulu Answers + Writeathon
(co-authored with Sheba Najmi)

Civic Apps and Ecosystems

Do-gooding By Example