Preflight & Prepress
Design for Touch
Mac & Windows
Basic HTML & CSS
Developed branding, UI/UX and collateral for clients of all sorts, including budding startups, overworked creative agencies and individuals. Designed immersive experiences for live audiences, including physical assets for games and narratives.
UX Designer @ ACCELA
Fall 2015–Present · San Francisco
Led product design for Accela’s first updated crossplatform mobile app, a complex productivity tool for agencies and inspectors. Worked with project management, developers and QA to see designs from start to finish. Established a mobile pattern library for future platform projects. Worked with design research & strategy and QA to define best-practice processes.
VISUAL Designer @ CHOOSE ENERGY
Spring 2015–Fall 2015 · San Francisco
Led visual design on the UX team for energy shopping experience. Built iconography and branding kits. Created illustrations and infographics for marketing.
Designer @ Granicus
Fall 2014–Spring 2015 · San Francisco
Worked on the product team to iteratively research, design, test and develop for a suite of applications in the civic and government space. Built crossplatform UI, reporting, iconography and branding kits. Designed infographics and templates for internal use.
Shopper Support @ Instacart
Fall 2014 · San Francisco
Ran support for Instacart’s Bay Area shopper fleet part-time. Got in touch with my inner people-person and organized all the things.
Designer @ Threshold
Fall 2013–Spring 2014 · San Francisco
Led identity, visuals and UI/UX for responsive web and mobile for a startup in the crowdfunding and innovation space. Collaborated on high level product. Contract-to-hire.
DESIGNER @ CARBON
Fall 2012–Summer 2013 · Palo Alto
Led identity, visuals and UI/UX for responsive web and mobile for a startup in the knowledge and education space. Collaborated on high level product. Contract-to-hire.
Media & Creative Consultant @ Public Glass
Summer 2012–2013 · San Francisco
Designed promotion and identity materials. Assisted with administrative and creative tasks and in teaching courses in glass art. Volunteer position.
Graphic Design Intern @ Greenleaf Book Group
Spring 2012 · Austin
Took on client work from designing ARC covers and marketing materials to inputting corrections to preflighting files for press.
Publishing Intern @ Landes Bioscience
Fall 2011 · Austin
Prepared scientific papers and figures for print and web publication.
INTERN, WAITRESS, COOK, HOST @ CONFLICT KITCHEN + THE WAFFLE SHOP
Spring–Fall 2010 · Pittsburgh
Researched nations and reached out to interest groups relevant to CK. Cooked up a mean kubideh and waffle, interfaced with patrons about the projects and aided in organization of events.
TEACHING ASSISTANT @ CARNEGIE MELLON UNIVERSITY
Spring 2010–Spring 2011 · Pittsburgh
Two classes: Led recitation for an introductory linguistics lecture and taught labs focusing on Adobe InDesign for a publishing course.
Carnegie Mellon University
Class of 2011 · Pittsburgh
BA Linguistics. Thesis: “The Linguistic Impact of Brand Creation and Lexicalization”, a study of the nature of brand names and conflict with natural language evolution. Minor in Communication Design. Board member and highly active techie, occasional actress and a little bit of everything else for Scotch'n'Soda Theatre, the student-run drama organization. Co-Founder of AHA, the campus secular group.
Shanghai International Studies University / 上海外国大学
Summer of 2009 · Shanghai
Semester abroad for intensive Chinese language and culture studies. Got lost on the metro, learned tai ji from the elderly in the park and ate all the dumplings.
black belt, Teaching Aide, Demonstration Captain @ 8th Buta School of Kempo
Fall 2004–Summer 2008 · Branford, CT
Trained the demonstration team and led public shows. Assisted the Sensei in teaching martial arts classes for children ages five to twelve.
I make good things. Some could be measured in picas, some in pixels, and, if we're being honest, some in calories.
I'm a multitalented designer with about a million aspirations, but for now I'm part of the wonderfully diverse tech and creative scene in the Bay Area. (The goat farm can probably wait.)
I love thinking and talking about new ideas and meeting interesting people. So if you're in my neighborhood, just give me a shout! I'm not much for coffee myself, but I'd be happy to buy you a cup.