anchor Why Hire Me?
Here's 3 reasons to hire me in 3 minutes or less.
6+ years of interdisciplinary design work
I've led discovery teams at the CIA and USDA, designed responsive travel experiences at Amtrak, and improved accessibility at Veterans Affairs and SNHU.
Design educator, evangelist, and volunteer
I'm all about democratizing the design community from paying mentorship forwards to calling out exclusion when I see it.
As a volunteer, I've paved accessibility efforts at AIGA DC and inclusively screened talks for the DotGov Design Conference.
I’ve also written design ethics course material at the University of Virginia and have taught at James Madison University, Carnegie Mellon, MICA, and Virginia Tech.
Grounded in ethics, accessibility, and inclusion
- I'm not an expert, because I can't represent the diversity of the human experience. There's too much I don't know. That's why I design with, I don't design for. Teamwork makes the dreamwork.
- My process doesn't start with a rectangle, because the best interface is usually no interface at all. Instead, I start with people.
- Boring before magic. I won't design for delight until everyone has a foot in the door.
- I will never do work that deceives, manipulates, or hurts people. Honesty, transparency, and ethical duty are non-negotiable.
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