I’m trained in graphic design, literature, and critical theory, honed by the fire of two decades designing and building the internet. I’m a designer who writes, a strategist who creates, equal parts INFP and ENTJ.
Let’s make something together.
I synthesize complex ideas.
I excel at taking big ideas and developing creative, results-oriented strategies that support business and audience goals. My background in interactive design, digital technology, and user experience design informs my audience-first approach. I love creating elegant solutions to complex problems.
I’m decisive, able to synthesize information into action, cool under pressure, and accountable. I believe everyone deserves trust, respect, and freedom to explore ideas. It’s my job to keep teams focused and productive, foster creativity, provide guidance, and help everyone get along.
Along with a Certificate in Graphic Design from the Pacific Northwest College of Art, I hold a degree in English literature from Reed College. My liberal arts education strongly influences my no-nonsense style and ability to synthesize branding, technology, and marketing into successful digital experiences, from websites to apps to omni-channel campaigns.
My curiosity and passion for sharing what I’ve know has translated into rewarding teaching experiences. My teaching experience includes interactive art direction, user-centered design, information architecture, process development, and UX/UI design. I’ve taught Intro Flash at PNCA and Interactive Teams at PSU, as well as Introduction to Interactive Media, User Interface Design, and Art Direction for the Web at the Art Institute of Portland.