I am a User Experience Designer with a knack for breaking down complexity and seeing the big picture. I was a full time artist for 12 years. While in art school, design was openly scoffed at by my professors as being too commercial. It took me some time to unlearn parts of that bias, but it has made me even more aware of the power of good design when it is developed through a user centered process.
My favorite parts of being a UX Designer are conducting resaearch and synthesizing it into actionable insights, telling compelling stories and developing a strong solution that solves problems for multiple user groups.
I love all things soccer and being in the desert (the hotter, the better). Ask me about the open source projects I contribute to, my cactus garden and how to make the perfect loaf of bread.