Design, Culture, Technology

I'm an Experience Designer at digital agency R/GA in Chicago. In my 3 years there, I have learned how to approach design with a business transformation mindset, gained experience working throughout the experience design process, served as the lead designer on multiple projects, and tried my hand at everything from service design to voice experience design. Before R/GA, I worked for three years as a visual designer, primarily with architecture and urban planning firm Skidmore, Owings & Merrill.

I strongly believe in the power of thoughtful design to aid in communication and create positive societal impact. I also believe that designers should be sociologists who seek to understand the cultural and historical context of the work we create. Design methods work best when paired with knowledge and context. 

I am interested in social science, behavioral science, and ethics as they relate to creating digital products and services. I write about these topics and share short design exercises on my blog. I also sometimes write on Medium—check out the essay I wrote about my career change back in 2015. 

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