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About

I am originally from Atlanta, GA and have recently moved back after four years living and working in New York and one year traveling the country working remotely from an Airstream travel trailer named Totto.

I’ve been a collage artist for over 10 years and I also dabble in ceramic hand building, zine publishing, loom weaving, and Japanese timber framing. I am the founder and co-organizer of the ATL Design Systems meetup, an initiative to build community and learning among design systems practitioners living and working in Atlanta.

I’m currently a Design Director leading the Design Systems team at Automattic. I believe in designing holistic customer centered experiences, that a great user experience is one defined by subtraction, and the best product teams are collaborative, cross-functional, and diverse. I’m passionate about making people feel safe, valued, and supported. My leadership style is grounded in a strong sense of curiosity whether in service of designer, customer, or the organization as a whole.


Experience

Automattic, Design Director / Sep 2017 - present

Kickstarter, Product Design Lead / Oct 2015 - Sep 2017

VHX, Product Design Lead / Jul 2014 - Oct 2015

HowAboutWe, Senior Product Designer / Nov 2013 - Jul 2014

Alternative Apparel, Product Designer / Aug 2012 - Sep 2013

Razorfish, Product Designer / Sep 2011 - Aug 2012

Mailchimp, VideoLab Technician™ / Jul 2010 - Aug 2011