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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

Program Lead, Strategy & 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.

Awards: Nielsen Norman Group 10 Best Intranets of 2019, Step Two Intranet and Digital Workplace Awards IBM: Redesigning a collection of market knowledge


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