As a design researcher with roots in documentary film, I look to connect with people, design for their needs, and share their stories. I fully believe that post-it notes, a fresh box of sharpies, and snacks are necessary ingredients for success, as well as staying humble and hungry to learn.
Design Research, IBM Global Business Services | Austin, TX | 2018 - Present
Develop strategies to gain actionable insights for internal strategic initiatives and program design. Work under NDA.
Design Research, IBM Market Development & Insights | Austin, TX | 2016 - 2018
Led UX Research squad that develops actionable insights for internal strategic initiatives and internal product redesign. Collaborate with cross-functional teams to teach IBM Design Thinking to understand emerging markets, evaluate client needs, and effectively communicate ideas. Work under NDA.
Contract Interaction Designer, Fjord, Accenture Interactive | Austin, TX | Aug - Oct 2016
Led and developed foundational stakeholder and user research for a transformative initiative for a large public company client. Identified client needs within business context to analyze competitive landscape and synthesize opportunities.
Design Research, Lift Collective | Chicago, IL | 2015 – 2016
Produced visual brand and digital communication solutions for businesses that include Fortune 500s, large private corporations, non-profits, and startups.
Founder, Question Box Studio | Chicago, IL | 2012 - 2016
Designed branded websites, digital assets and videos for schools, non-profits, and startups with a focus on social good and community engagement to align key stakeholders and launch services.
Production Intern, Kartemquin Films | Chicago, IL | 2012 - 2013
Selected to assist with documentary film production. Film credits include: Life Itself, The Homestretch, The Interrupters, and The Trials of Muhammad Ali.
Volunteer Art Teacher and Tutor | Chicago, IL + Austin, TX | 2013 - 2017
Work with 1st-8th grade students to teach English, art, science, math, and design.
Co-Founder, Trundle | Chicago, IL | 2014 - 2016
Launched start-up that collaborates with families to create smart, inspiring spaces where children in need can sleep and study. Designed, prototyped, funded, and deployed service experience.
Board, Girls Education International | Chicago, IL | 2013 - 2015
Selected board member for an international non-profit that fundraises scholarships.
Visited 25+ countries to explore contrast in light, the elegance of nature, the geometry of architecture, and moments between people | Photography
Artists Screenprinting Co-Op
Member of Austin's non-profit co-op and studio space.