Improving technology experiences with research, empathy, and the craft of good design.
About me. I love listening to people and learning what makes them tick, what they want to do, 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 I love working closely with engineers to build those ideas into reality. I’m a UX professional 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. 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. I’ve also been known to spend a lot of time outdoors with my wife and kids, throw flying discs of one kind or another at stationary or moving targets, and cook up a mean chili.