UXing professionally since 2013. Strengths include generative research, writing, and UX research strategy. I’m fascinated by the relationship between people and technology.

img_6258About me. I love listening to people and learning what makes them tick, what they want to do and learn, and how the technology they’ve got stands in their way. I can write, sketch, and even make movies about ideas for getting people past their technological hurdles. And things click when I’m working in a team environment to turn those ideas into reality. I’m an experience researcher and this is my dream job.

Bio. I was born abroad as an American citizen and moved to the US when I was 6 years old. I grew up embedded in a family of artists and musicians, and pursued film production in college along with a minor in African American Studies. Several years in the film industry taught me the importance of understanding end users, keeping data tightly organized, and forging valuable relationships — as well as how to conduct engaging and rewarding interviews. I switched careers when I realized it was someone’s job to design the human-user interfaces of products, which meant an opportunity to directly and measurably make a positive impact on people’s lives and on our culture.

Monday is my favorite day of the week but outside of work I enjoy recording my own music and hobbling things together out of wood. I read and write a lot of different kinds of things. And as much as possible, I spend time outdoors with my wife and kids.