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.
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
2016 - 2018
Led UX Research and facilitated workshops to develop actionable insights for internal strategic initiatives and internal product redesign. Work under NDA.
Fjord, Accenture Interactive
Contract UX Design
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.
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 company; Redesigned Fortune 50’s hiring process to improve the experience and attract top talent; Re-engineered Product Development Roadmap for Large Consumer Company.
Question Box Studio
2012 - 2016
Designed branded websites, digital assets and videos for schools, non-profits, and startups with a focus on social good and community engagement.
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.
2013 - 2017
Work with 1st-8th grade students to teach English, art, science, math, and design.
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.
Girls Education International
2013 - 2015
Selected board member for an international non-profit that fundraises scholarships.
Artists Screenprinting Co-op
Member of the Austin's non-profit co-op and studio space.