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Five Scenarios of Happiness According To A Girl Could-Get-Used-to-This

Dear friends, ostomates, and strangers of the internet, I realized my dreams came true when I no longer needed to build a log cabin, clear pipes, or pop a squat from my rear end. Living with a front butt has a few glorious advantages; …
10.24.2022
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3 min read
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Failure to Express Impact

Over three years ago, I worked with a client that didn't understand design. I questioned what value I brought. The client increased development staffing year over year but kept design headcount at a constant, frugal pace. The demand for design work was needed, and …
11.04.2019
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1 min read
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Reflection on Four

I've reached four years at Martiancraft today, which means it's almost five years as a full-time remote designer. Thinking back to when my hair turned grey, I can't believe I'm still chugging on. I can't forget the moment when I left last job and …
02.26.2019
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How I planned my own wedding and survived

Wedding planning is the biggest project I’ve ever tackled. Assuming you only get married once, there isn’t anything you can do to be prepared for this. It’s a rollercoaster of emotions because this event is so personal. A little background story… getting married was …
11.15.2018
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Looking Back at Three

With a blink of an eye, it's been over three years with the people at MartianCraft. This is by far, the longest I've ever stayed with any group of people. In my twenties, I was really competitive with myself. All I wanted to do …
07.01.2018
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4 min read
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What is Good Work

Doing “valuable, and fulfilling work” is not something many would argue with. The issue isn’t the variety or the amount of work available, it’s the quality of work and the investment you put in towards solving problems with creative solutions. Many instances, good work …
04.13.2016
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2 min read
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Design Science or Opinion

In a previous article, I talked about ace-ing the process of design with feelings I described how clients should share their feedback by using feelings instead of dictating the visual implementation. Being emotional translates to being passionate and confident in the design you put …
04.02.2016
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A mistake I’ve made in year one

Being too hard on myself. When I moved to New York City in the winter of 2006, I didn’t have a job lined up. It was the first time that I was responsible for myself, no safety net, and not much savings on hand. …
03.21.2016
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What clients say vs. what they mean

Client: “Make it pop” AKA: “Something about this page does not feel exciting. How can we make this more dynamic?” What it means: It’s kinda boring. Are there other graphics we can explore or different design treatments to the typography or layout that can make the page …
03.14.2016
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Six Tips to Networking

Networking is an essential skill for building great relationships and takes effort and practice. Go to networking events alone. If you go with a friend or someone you know, you will end up talking to your friend the whole time. It’s also harder for …
03.12.2016
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Cold Emailing

A way to seek advice or a new opportunity is to send out cold emails. It can lead to unexpected outcomes that you may never expect. These are my experiences with cold emailing. Cold Emailing Sony When I first moved to New York City ten …
03.11.2016
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4 min read
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Design with feelings and intention

Why do we call initial designs the “Look and Feel?” How do we want clients to give us feedback on initial design concepts? How do we narrow down designs more effectively from the start? Clients should focus on the feeling, not the look. What’s …
03.10.2016
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5 min read
Let's Talk

I'm a User Experience Designer at Amazon
I work on a set of big data tools to serve Amazon's needs at the Business Data Technologies team, leading North Star Vision and foundations for UX for all data owners and consumers.  


I've been in the design technology space in NYC for over fifteen years. I was self-employed with MartianCraft (2014-2021) and specialized in interfaces for Native  iOS and cross-platform Design Systems frameworks. 

I've spent six years on a suite of seventeen native iOS applications for Enterprise Fortune 200 Oil & Gas, est. total ROI $17M. Projects range from business intelligence dashboards for C-Suite, operational asset management software for engineers, and live data applications. Aside from ten years in enterprise designs, I've worked seven years in commercial products, earning press mentions from Adobe, TechCrunch, Engadget, Gizmodo, Huffington Post, and Business Insider.  Year to date, I've shipped over 20 native iOS apps.

I'm a partner with Adobe to demonstrate mobile interaction design on Adobe Live Youtube Channel and mentor designers through various phases of their careers. My passion lies in the unknown, data science, video gaming, cats, and art.

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