Senior UI/UX Designer, RStudio PBC
April 2020 - Present
I lead product design and research for RStudio Connect, an on-premise publishing software for data scientists. I research and design solutions for a broad spectrum of users, from expert technical users to our growing market of business users and budding data scientists. I've also refined our team's data-driven approach by introducing UX research practices into our product development process.
Community Design Lead and Principal Product Designer, Stack Overflow
January 2015 - April 2020
I led product design and research for the flagship Q&A product. I managed a small team, worked closely with leadership on product strategy, conducted mixed-methods research, and designed and shipped lots of features to our 50m+ users. During my five year tenure, I also helped launch the Teams business product and led design on the developer-facing Talent product.
Design Lead, Branching Minds
April 2014 - January 2015
As part of the Kaplan-Techstars Accelerator program, I worked with a small team to develop the MVP product. I conducted user research, applied findings to the design, executed visual design and illustrations, and implemented front-end code using HTML and Sass.
UX Designer and Developer, Updater
November 2013 - August 2014
I designed features and workflows, conducted user research, developed Updater’s first style guide and icon library, and implemented responsive front-end code in html and Sass.
Lead Designer, Career Ladders Project
January 2011 - January 2014
I led the company’s first user research initiative, designed and helped maintain the Wordpress site, created data visualizations, oversaw design contractors, and designed collateral.
MFA Illustration, Fashion Institute of Technology
BA Ethnic Studies, University of California at Berkeley
UI, UX, IA, visual design, research, illustration, UX copy
Product strategy, prioritization, planning, spec writing
Collaborative, analytical, flexible, communicative