About Me


I’m a Product Designer with a diverse design toolkit. I like making things that are highly usable, and visually stunning. I think using data to make decisions is nice. Context makes it cooler. But, heuristics are my favourite.

Right Now


Here’s my resume. Get it if you’re curious about me.

MY RESUME

Ideas & Experiences


User Empathy


I have a keen sense for how individual users have different needs. Through phone & in-person support for Western University’s LMS, I experienced first-hand how users interact with a digital product. The experience always reminds me to get outside of my personal bias, and seek an understanding how others think.

Technical Skills


I got hooked on Photoshop in 2010, and haven’t been able to kick the habit.  Since then, I’ve grown my digital toolset to include Illustrator, Sketch, Balsamiq, Axure, HTML & CSS. My favourite design tool is still a whiteboard wall and marker.

Design Thinking


Don Norman, Tom & David Kelley, and Roger Martin have been instrumental in influencing my way of thinking about design as a vehicle for innovation in business & technology. I’ve embraced human centred design practices & principles in my professional and personal life.

Teamwork


I’ve been participating in, as well as lead, many digital media project teams over the past 6 years. My favourite teams are interdisciplinary in nature, full of transparency, respect, and high on collaborative energy.

Critical Thinking


I’m always critical of a new technology and its implications on a moral and ethical level. I look at how cultural and social interactions can be drawn upon in design. I think culture carries a lot of weight in how a technology is designed for and received by users. I guess you could say that I’m equal parts technological determinist and social constructionist.

Education


I have a natural curiosity and excitement for learning & teaching. I’ve had the opportunity to teach English in a foreign country, work in Instructional Technology, and attend 3 different post-secondary educational institutions. I always try to bring an exploratory, enthusiastic, & engaging learning culture with me, by exuding my passion for new ideas & thoughts.