Mindfulness exercises, tools, and frameworks for goal setting based on high integrity values—January 30-16, 2019
Workshop at Full Out Studios—October 18, 2018
Featured speaker at Unplugged Creative Retreat—September 14-16, 2018
Panel member for MomWarrior Conference—September 21, 2018
Launch.io design roundtable featuring consumer technology leaders from IBM Innovations to Sprig App—May 13, 2016
Presented best practices at Stanford D School for Designer Fair—April 29, 2015
Stanford GSB 2012 Summer Institute Guest Speaker—July 13, 2012
Design, Technology, and Entrepreneurship Talk—July 9, 2009
Outside of design I'm still designing. I got banned from the art supply closet in kindergarten for making too many things and haven't stopped since.
I've been creating, collaborating, leading teams, and designing products and brands for over a dozen years. I've loved every minute. I've gotten to brand and help launch over ten start-ups, helping to guide them towards everything from acquisition to filing on the market. Throughout this journey the most important part of the equation has always been about helping people voice their vision through visual communication and experience design.
I'm currently the co-founder of MoveWith, recruiting and building the team, leading product, marketing, and sales design, and cultivating our brand. Every day is full of collaboration, research, learning, translating requests, championing the team, and making lifelong friends.
I believe that the role of design is to dissolve barriers, create opportunity, and deliver delight. I've chosen to work with people and companies that help dissolve the walls of distribution, old-world business practices, and past archetypes. This choice has taken me down a path of mobile at Microsoft (T-Mobile Sidekick), entertainment Sony Pictures (Crackle), social media and cloud-based music sharing at imeem (acquired by MySpace), online social registration and ticketing to support offline experiences (Eventbrite).
Outside of MoveWith, I am an author, advisor for start-ups that create technology to help the disabled, improve nutrition, and connect communities. Throughout it all, the most gratifying experiences happen while working with friends, endeavors for social good, and entrepreneurs who are bubbling over with intention to help the world. I design to help these people bring these ideas to life.