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I design workflow tools for developers.

I've worked at developer focused organizations where I've designed and built workflow tools for the humans who bring code to life.

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Research, strategy, prototyping, design, code

Core disciplines

I use imagination, drawing, writing, design tools, and code to solve business problems with software solutions.

Design process

Product development is an ongoing cycle of identifying problems and opportunities, exploring solutions, shipping to real people, listening to feedback, iterating, and measuring results. This is how I work.

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Work

Okta

Staff Product Designer 2022

Okta is a policy engine that provides SSO and user access management solutions. I lead product design for our Developer Platform group where we build features for for Okta Admins.

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Apollo GraphQL

Sr. Staff Product Designer 2020 – 2021

Apollo makes tools for GraphQL developers. I led product design for developer tooling on Apollo Studio, a collaboration platform for graph maintainers and consumers.

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Sabbatical

Human 2019

In 2019 I took time away from my career work to focus on restoring balancing to my life, refueling my soul, face my mental health, and re-sync with the rhythm of my family.

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Netlify

Head of Design 2018

Netlify lets developers host static websites and hook them up to powerful backend functionality. I helped build it's growing design team, and did product and marketing design for key projects.

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GitHub

Product Design Lead 2013 – 2018

I designed and built experiences for the millions of people who use GitHub every day, including Code Review Requests, Code Owners, Protected Branches, the Package Registry, and the Checks API.

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AppendTo

Visual Design Engineer, Tech Lead 2012 – 2013

I was a front-end developer focused on implementing designs for client projects such as the responsive redesign of TIME.com, Bloomberg.com, and others.

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CURE International

Principal Designer 2011 – 2012

Web & Graphic Designer 2009 – 2011

Responsible for design across all mediums including print, web, UX, and brand for a global network of charitable hospitals.

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JAG Design Ideas

Founder 2004 – 2016

Provided contract design and development services for NGOs, startups, and agencies.

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My clients have included organizations such as StackOverflow, AndCulture, CURE International, Spreadshirt, Papertrail, and many more.

HACC

Adjunct Professor 2008-2012

Taught non-credit technology courses to continuing education students, including Intro to Web Development, Photoshop, Illustrator, Computer Basics, and Digital Photography.

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Personal projects

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