I'm a visual and UX/UI designer, illustrator, and letterer. I'm interested in making products that improve people's lives through delightful and easy to use experiences. I believe in living what you love, and that includes my work.
Visual design, UI/UX design, illustration, lettering, Adobe Suite, Sketch, Marvel, HTML, CSS, git, photography, rock climbing, and designing enamel pins, punny greeting cards, name tags, and custom piñatas.
University of CA, Berkeley
Grand prize winner
GSMA mWomen Design Challenge
VA Digital Service, San Francisco, CA
May 2016 - Present
I work closely with product managers, developers, user researchers, and designers to redesign existing VA applications to be more delightful to use. I'm leading the redesign of how VA patients talk to their health care team as well as release and view their electronic health records. I also helped with the redesign of how VA patients refill their VA prescriptions and Vets.gov homepage.
Design & Happiness Studio, San Francisco, CA
October 2009 - Present
I do visual and UX/UI design, illustration, lettering, and front-end development for various clients including Mode, Go Nimbly, Orange Harp, OpenCounter, Treat, Little Spark, and Good Paper.
USDS at the White House, Washington, DC
May 2015 - April 2016
With a team of product managers, developers, and UX designers, I worked as the Lead Visual Designer on the alpha release of the U.S. Web Design Standards. I designed open source, 508 compliant, and responsive UI components and a visual style guide for government websites. I also helped out on the initial visual design and iconography for College Scorecard.
AltSchool, San Francisco, CA
June 2014 - August 2014
I worked closely with the product manager, engineers, and UX researchers designing and implementing the teacher workflow. The teacher workflow consisted of assigning activities to students, grading, finding common core standards, and searching activities. I designed wireframes, performed user testing with teachers, designed high fidelity mockups, and helped with implementation in time for the launch of their first official school year.
Code for America, San Francisco, CA
December 2012 - December 2013
I designed marketing material for all of the 5 programs of Code for America. I designed and implemented a responsive and interactive annual report. I designed a book cover and responsive site where people could read CfA's first open data book. I worked on prototyping possible applications to help cities and worked on our style guide. Additionally, I mentored fellows with their projects including RecordTrac, an app that won best civic app on GovLoop.
Code for America, San Francisco, CA
January 2012 - November 2012
I worked for the City of Chicago, where I was in charge of designing and performing user testing of web applications that dealt with 311 data. One of the projects I worked on was The Daily Brief, a site were cities could see their 311 data on a map and filter that data. It was used in a Harvard Business School study on government transparency by Ryan W. Buell and Michael I. Norton. I also worked on 311 Service Tracker, a site where citizens could look up their 311 service requests to see what was going on with their request. In addition to those apps, I helped design Honolulu Answers as well as other materials for Code for America as a whole that included a newsletter template, the initial site for their Accelerator program, and an icon known as the flag tag.
Shop It To Me, San Francisco, CA
January 2010 - December 2011
As the sole designer, I designed new products, experiments, and various marketing collateral from web to print that impacted over 3 million users. Additionally, I started their user testing program. I conducted several user testing sessions. I worked closely with the CEO and Product Manager to take action from users’ feedback. Besides user testing, I implemented a number of other design methods including developing personas, paper prototyping, wireframing, interactive brainstorming as well as creating several iterations of mockups in an agile environment.