About Me

Since brandishing my first copy of Microsoft FrontPage in 1997, I’ve been fascinated by the challenge of creating great user experiences online and on-device.
Today I serve as Senior User Experience Designer at Textio in Seattle. I have extensive experience in all aspects of the design process, including discovery and user research, information architecture, visual interface design, prototyping, and front-end markup.

 

Experience

Senior UX Designer, Textio
March 2019 – Present

I work with the User Experience, Product, and Engineering teams to design and develop new features of our augmented writing platform. I also work on projects to extend Textio to additional platforms, including mobile and third-party integrations.

 

Design Director, Black Pixel

August 2014 – March 2019

I oversaw day-to-day management of an internationally distributed UX design team. Responsibilities included staffing and resource management, evaluating applicants and conducting candidate interviews, coordinating with project management, content strategy, and engineering team leads, and serving as a design lead for select iOS, Android, and web projects.

Design Manager, Mule Design
May 2013 – August 2014

I provided design direction for client work and internal projects, as well as overseeing quality control on all design and development deliverables. I served as a lead designer on various projects, and contributed to front-end development. 

I also managed day-to-day operations for our Evening Edition news product (including brand and product design), managed a team of regional editors, as well as co-hosted and produced a daily news podcast.

Designer, Mule Design
January 2012 – May 2013

I served as a lead designer on a wide range of client projects, designing user interfaces and handling early-stage front end development in HTML and CSS. I also oversaw day-to-day operations for our Evening Edition news project.

Principal, Bainbridge Studios
May 2003 – December 2011

I was self-employed as a full-time independent interactive designer, working with small- andmedium-sized business clients nationwide. I oversaw identity, print, and web design projectsfrom initial client outreach through design, development and launch. I also managed sub-contracted designers and developers on select larger client projects.