Livin' and breathin' it
I don't consider what I do a grueling job that requires me to check out at 6. I mean, I have a life outside of work (I think?) but I'm very lucky to have found joy and fun in what also happens to pay the bills. I currently live in New York City working as a freelancer and contractor primarily for product-related gigs, although I'm happy to assist with a variety of digital design needs. I enjoy backing up design decisions with reasoning, thoughtful assumptions, and data whenever possible. Although I can easily adapt to the branding of any company, I always strive for simplicity and clarity to bring a sense of ease to the person on the other side of the screen trying to accomplish a task.
Most recently, I have been working at a video technology startup, Zype, as the Head of Design and UX. Common for startups, I was the only full-time designer working for both the product and marketing team. However, I found the most excitement within product design, getting to know our clients, empathizing with them, having conversations and user tests informing my design, and building better products because of it. My past-past experience has included working for TOMS as a Digital Designer and Yum! Brands as an Interactive Designer/Developer. For a concise overview of all my design experience and skills, feel free to download my resume.
If you're looking for someone to help you with a project and think I would be a good fit, feel free to reach out! And if you're a fellow designer or within a similar space, I would love to hear about what you're working on. Drop me a note.