Product Designer
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About

Product designer, mother, maker, and homesteader living in Berkeley-ish.

 

A little about me

I have loved to create every since I was a little girl. I've always been restless but it was art class that quieted my mind and allowed me to have focus. Whether it was collage, painting, or playing with clay, I found joy in the act of creating and freedom through exploration of materials. 

Over time, as I focused deeper on my studies, I lost touch with my creative side. In college, I floundered a bit. I tried out chemical engineering and computer science but didn't really fit in. Meanwhile, through the rise of social media, I taught myself digital design and I learned to design page layouts in Photoshop and to build them with HTML. Rediscovering my creativity in a digital space inspired me to change my academic path. I went on to complete my Associate's degree in Web Technologies followed by a Bachelor of Arts degree in Graphic Design from Marymount University.

I worked for a few design agencies in DC before moving to the Bay Area. I joined social network platform, Ning, in 2010 where I straddled responsibilities in both marketing and product. Currently, I support cognitive training and overall brain health as a Product Designer at Lumosity.

Aside from my day job, I am tirelessly passionate about environmental conservation and sustainable living. I have volunteered with a variety of environmental organizations around the world with a focus on marine conservation, wildlife rehabilitation, and organic agriculture.

I aspire to combine my passions and make social impact a part of my career. I'm interested in exploring how design and technology can foster positive change in our communities, our schools, and our environment.

 
 
 

My passion for craft

When I'm not pushing pixels, I still enjoy creating with my hands. I dabble in fiber arts, sewing, ceramics, jewelry making, leather work, and more. Here's a glimpse of what I've been working on...