To put me in a paragraph is simply this: I do what I love and love what I do. My time matters most to me and so whether it's mentoring someone, travelling somewhere or working on a great product, I do it with diligence and purpose. I take pride in the products I have the privilege of working on and am looking to continue doing that amongst the joys of living life, staying fresh and doing the things I love.
years of experience
I work with very large corporations all the way down to seed-round startups and everything in between.
As a consultant and contractor for most of my career I've had the pleasure of working with a number of amazing companies and on some awesome projects.
I began my career building designing products for education which helped teachers visualize their curriculum online which for some was the first time whole courses were even being taught online. I also built my own agency and worked for my first startup during this time, and then dabbled on the software side working at Fedex as an integration consultant for their business shipping products before taking a year off to move to Europe.
In Europe I volunteered and thought about going in a different path altogether outside of design. I freelanced during my time there on a few design projects and helped build a site for a Christian non-profit organization that I still maintain today. After a series of unfortunate events I moved back to the states, and began working again.
I definitely grew the most professionally and personally within this time-span as I started a fashion brand and worked with a few startups, a design agency and even a couple larger corporations all in more senior and leadership roles including the likes of Lifelock, American Express, and Facebook. All of which gave me a well-versed set of product design skills both in practice and in leadership that I use today as a design consultant and entrepreneur.