I know what it takes to solve people puzzles. Hundreds of clients that I’ve worked with have faced regulations surrounding a project, so I understand how limitations can be placed on ideas, and overcoming an obstacle excites me.
With a background in environmental consulting and a degree in cultural anthropology, I know how the decisions we make can impact people at large, and I love understanding how and why people come to those decisions. As a remote employee, I perfected setting my own schedule and making deadlines.
When I’m not working, I perform as an improvisational actor, and play on a local co-ed hockey team. Getting stumped and coming up with a quick, workable solution is something that I love. And, collaborating with a team is where I shine most, striving to be the best teammate I can be. Or, you can find me at home, trying to reverse-engineer some of my favorite meals I’ve had around the world.
Services I provide
Designing an app or website? I'd be happy to help! Feel free to read through my case studies or continue below to get a sense of my design process.
Need a logo designed? I've got a lot of questions, but your answers will help me define you, your brand, and the goal of your company to attract more business.
I'd be happy to consult your app or website and give feedback relating to branding, color theory, UI elements, user/task flows, research, copy, etc.
My Design Process
Because of my background in environmental consulting and not design, I have a unique design process that has consistently given me great results.
I begin by asking a variety of questions, not limited to: Who is going to use this product? Doctors and food delivery workers have very different needs while on the job. What problem does this product solve? Does this product help a doctor make a split-second decision, or does it help a food delivery worker find the safest route for their delivery? Where will the user be using this product? In the ER or outside in the rain? When will the user use the product? At the beginning of their shift, in the middle, or at the end?
The most important step. If I don't understand what a user wants to accomplish, I can't help them. Here is where I ask the questions that I've listed above.
Now the I've got some answers to my questions, I can come up with some ideas that will help solve those problems. There is never a "one solution fits all", and the ideas generated during this step will help get the ball rolling on workable solutions.
My ideation process is doing two things at once. My style is to develop a task flow while also sketching out screens. To me, this helps me later by avoiding the "Oh I forgot to add a CTA there", because doing both at once ensures that nothing along the way is forgotten.
I enjoy the prototype phase because it helps fill in the gaps in flows, if there are any. This is the last chance I have before handing it to users for testing. It's at this stage that I feel the most confident about my design.
Admittedly my favorite part of the design process. Usability testing is going to either make or break everything I've done up to this point. This is where I learn the most in the shortest period of time.