UX research Lead at IBM Market Development & Insights | Austin, TX | Oct 2016 – Current. At IBM I work to surface actionable insights for internal strategic initiatives and internal product redesign. I collaborate with cross-functional teams, facilitate workshops, and teach IBM Design Thinking to understand emerging markets, evaluate client needs, and effectively communicate ideas
Contract Interaction Designer at Fjord, a branch of Accenture Interactive | Austin, TX | Aug – Oct 2016. I led and developed foundational stakeholder and user research for a transformative initiative for a large public company client. I identified client needs within business context to analyze competitive landscape and synthesize opportunities.
Design Research at Lift Collective | Chicago, IL | 2015 – 2016. I produced visual brand and digital communication solutions for businesses that include Fortune 500s, large private corporations, non-profits, and startups.
Founder at Question Box Studio | Chicago, IL. 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.
Co-Founder, Trundle | Chicago, IL. 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.
Production Intern, Kartemquin Films | Chicago, IL. Selected to assist with documentary film production. Film credits include: Life Itself, The Homestretch, The Interrupters, and The Trials of Muhammad Ali.
GIVING BACK TO THE COMMUNITY
Volunteer Art Teacher & School Tutor | Chicago, IL + Austin, TX | 2013 - 2017. Work with 1st-8th grade students to teach English, art, science, math, and design.
Board, Girls Education International | Chicago, IL | 2013 - 2015. Selected board member for an international non-profit that fundraises scholarships.