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
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.