A UX, product and visual designer, I believe that gaining insights into your customers and creating a great product can be done only if you’re not working in silos.
My mantra is Listen. Get to Why. Test. Iterate.
I ask questions. And listen carefully. I look at design with a holistic view. To get the best product, I listen very carefully to see what’s behind the words and data and get to 'the why' with customers, stakeholders, product managers, and developers.
Startups and embedded design
I've worked with a team of two, and large teams where I’ve also worn the hat of product manger and written up all the user stories for sprint planning. From white-boarding sessions with developers to creating award wining products, I have a deep knowledge of the design and the development process.
Outside of work
I love to recharge my batteries by getting outdoors to hike and camp in the mountains, explore the coastline of California, cycle, swim, sail, travel off the beaten path, and connecting with family, friends and community.