I have many likes, loves, and preferences, but what I am consistently passionate about is unearthing the user’s problem and creating solutions for it.

The Essentials

What separates the best UX Designers from the rest:

Relinquishing control, ego, and impulsive solution-finding, and allowing the research to be the creative impetus

What I never leave home without:

  • Passion for impeccable design

  • Appreciation for elegance and simplicity blended with functionality

  • Intention toward enlightened problem solving

  • Empathy

  • Manners

  • Sunscreen

 What I adore:

  • Design, design, design

  • Drawing people, observing people

  • Compassionate people

  • My kid’s laugh

  • Color, typography, negative space, contrast, HIERARCHY

  • A great story 

What I abhor:

  • Injustice

  • Perfunctory “listening”

  • Lack of a sense of humor

  • Dearth of civility

  • Too much cilantro

What I admire:

Indefatigable effort and hard work executed with a sincere smile

Who I admire:

Anyone who gives voice to those who think they have none

What gives me pause:

Precision, order, structure, and reason—often the outcomes of messy exploration and experimentation

What I aspire to:

  • Improving the lives of others through skills I have developed over a lifetime, or newly acquired

  • Hearing what someone yearns to express

  • Creating products and experiences that bring satisfaction and pleasure to people’s existence

  • Asking spot-on questions

  • Being the best darned UX UI Designer (and human being) I can possibly be!

What fills me with glee:

  • Seamless, intuitive design that sparks joy and that has enough wiggle room for surprise

  • Friday nights

What I trust:

  • My gut

  • The user’s experience