Being left-handed in a right-handed world and having to re-engineer objects and visual layouts to make sense for my brain has prepared me well for a career in design. I notice design more often than those around me, and I'm constantly thinking of ways to help things make sense in the world about me. For me, it is the most logical thing to build products that excite users and are simple, adaptable and uncomplicated. When I think of digital design, I think of digital spaces that would make someone want to take off their shoes, grab a drink and stay awhile. A space you could live in.
My path into UX began with self-study and on-the-job learning, and continues to evolve. I read everything that I can get my hands on about UX and design principles. I love the local design community here in DC as it continues to expand and offer many opportunities for growth and expansion. In addition to UX consulting and training for product developers and small teams, I also divide my time with mentoring adults who are unexpectedly facing career change, and help them explore new careers in tech and design. The experience has been completely rewarding for myself and my mentees as we learn together and discover new skills and interests.