I am an interactive designer creating inspiring, emotional engagement on the web and beyond. Focusing on user experience fundamentals blended with illustration, usability philosophies, and powerful color, I am passionate in making sure everything is cohesive and memerable.
I received a BFA in Graphic Design at Salisbury University in Maryland, where I worked with Redhead Companies and Merkle and received the faculty's President's Award for "San Francisco". I thrive off working with clients who are as passionate about their product as I am about design. With this perfect combination, true innovation and creative work can be developed.
Color Ninja of the DC Jewish Community Center, I single-handedly took the center through a rebrand to a more vibrant and streamlined image in the community. To follow, I accepted the Design Director role at NAV, a design studio in Washington, DC, where I focused on user centered design, creating interfaces and designing seamless user exeperiences for desktop and mobile. I then served on the design team at the Sunlight Foundation. Our team at the time adopted innovative design research practices, designing in the open, illustrating to enhance the user experience and implementing front end development. Read more about design research. I currently am the Senior Web Designer at an energey efficiency enterprise software company called Opower. In just 7 short months, I lead the redesign and rebrand of our corporate website, redesigned the email template and landing page systems and have created a library of custom illustrations for the company to utilize.
Along with design, I love getting my knees scratched up playing ultimate frisbee, walking my family dog, Country, the Washington Nationals and bike cruising DC with my bearded friend. I find inspiration from the vibrancy of Washington, DC, and the one the only Georgia O'Keefe.
"So I said to myself, 'I have things in my head that are not like what anyone has taught me - shapes and ideas so near to me - so natural to my way of being and thinking that it hasn't occurred to me to put them down.' I decided to start anew - to strip away what I had been taught - to accept as true my own thinking. I was alone and singularly free, working into my own, unknown - no one to satisfy but myself."