I’m a user experience designer currently located in seattle »

my work

about me

I’m a user experience designer with an obsession; especially when it comes to the ways in which a user interacts with a touch interface vs. keyboard/mouse interface. I feel that user experience designers should have a strong understanding of visual design, interaction design, code, and how the end consumer will interact the product or service.

Currently, I’m at Microsoft’s Exchange Design Studio as an Interactive Designer on Outlook Web Access (OWA). Yes, it’s more fun than it sounds — and challenging at the same time. There, I collaborate with researchers, visual designers, and project managers to ensure that everything fits together and feels in-place. In the past, I was at the Windows Phone Design Studio — working on both the zune and marketplace apps — and the Partnership Team. On the Partnership Team, there I worked with second and third party partners to build their WP7 story and application. I also worked at a design studio, where my focus was on a studio rebrand. I also developed concepts and prototypes for both internal and external projects.

One of the many things that differentiates me is my ability to work on both long and short term projects while moving quickly under deadlines — Understanding how to work with ambiguity and changing quickly to fit the scope.