LEARNING AND EXPERIENCING

A list of recent courses, workshops, and events that have influenced my work:

Fundamentals of Innovation through Human-Centered Design / Luma Institute 

UX/UI Foundations In Research and Design Workshop / Work Hard Pittsburgh

Sketch to Structure Drawing Workshop with Lorcan O’Herlihy /  CMOA  

CreateFest 2015 / Pittsburgh Tech Council 

Human-Computer Interaction / University of California, San Diego / Coursera

Content Strategy for Professionals / Northwestern University / Coursera

Initiating and Planning Projects / University of California, Irvine / Coursera

 

CREATIVE. ADAPTABLE. ANALYTICAL. CURIOUS.   


DESIGN FOR PEOPLE WITH PEOPLE

I like to design things that inform, enrich, and motivate. And I believe in using design to help guide the narrative in communications and experiences.

My solid design foundation is at the heart of everything I work on regardless of the format. 

Sure I can work independently but there is even great success with collaboration and partnership. I value the perspective offered by all professional disciplines who are part of project. 

 

preparation and execution

I do my best work with context, strategy, planning, and team work. 

Building a foundation of discovery, research, and analysis helps to focus design projects but also provides something to fall back on when those changes and edits come.

I can see the big picture and strategize how it can be communicated visually. With the tools and skills I've honed over the years as a designer I am comfortable working through design iterations and tasks to get to the final produced piece.