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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.

 

COMMERCIAL

IBM, Global Business Services

Design Research

2018 - Current

Develop strategies to gain actionable insights for internal strategic initiatives and program design. Work under NDA.


IBM, Market Development & Insights

Design Research

2016 - 2018

Led UX Research and facilitated workshops to develop actionable insights for internal strategic initiatives and internal product redesign. Work under NDA.


Fjord, Accenture Interactive

Contract UX Design

Summer 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. Work under NDA.


Lift Collective

Design Research + UX

2015 – 2016

Produced visual brand and digital communication solutions for businesses that include Fortune 500s, large private corporations, non-profits, and startups. 

Case studies: Built organizational framework inspired by complex adaptive systems for large consumer companyRedesigned Fortune 50’s hiring process to improve the experience and attract top talentRe-engineered Product Development Roadmap for Large Consumer Company.


SOCIAL IMPACT

Question Box Studio

Founder

2012 - 2016

Designed branded websites, digital assets and videos for schools, non-profits, and startups with a focus on social good and community engagement. 

Case studies: Research for Northwestern University edtech startup; outreach for Tribeca Sandbox transmedia initiative to curtail gun violence.


Kartemquin Films

Production Intern

2012 - 2013

Selected to assist with documentary film production. Film credits include: Life Itself, The Homestretch, At Home, The Interrupters, and The Trials of Muhammad Ali.


GIVING BACK

Volunteer Tutor

2013 - 2017

Work with 1st-8th grade students to teach English, art, science, math, and design.


Trundle

Co-Founder

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. 

Case study: Trundle, an initiative to create bedrooms for children in need


Girls Education International 

Board member

2013 - 2015

Selected board member for an international non-profit that fundraises scholarships.


Creative Recreation 

Travel Photography

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 the Austin's non-profit co-op and studio space. 


All Case Studies


PHOTOGRAPHY