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.
IBM Global Business Services, Design Research, 2018. 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 Interaction Designer, 2016. Led foundation stakeholder and user research for an initiative for a large public company client. Identified client needs within the competitive landscape and synthesize opportunities.
Lift Collective, Design Research, 2015 – 2016. Produced visual brand and communication solutions for Fortune 500s, large private corporations, non-profits, and startups. Case studies: Built organizational framework inspired by complex adaptive systems for large consumer company; Redesigned Fortune 50’s hiring process to improve the experience and attract top talent; Re-engineered Product Development Roadmap for Large Consumer Company.
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. Case studies: Business model research for Northwestern University edtech startup; Community 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, The Interrupters, At Home, and The Trials of Muhammad Ali.
Volunteer Art Teacher and 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.
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 Austin's non-profit co-op and studio space.