Product Design in Portland
10+ years of diverse experience designing and shipping products for startups and Fortune-tier enterprises. Well versed in navigating ambiguity, fostering cross-functional collaboration, and delivering impactful and streamlined customer experiences.
Grounded in research, prototyping, and relationship building, with expertise in designing and streamlining complex systems while prioritizing simplicity.
Prioritizes designing and cultivating small, joyful moments within products and services, believing in their profound impact on the people who experience them.
Building the future of 3D tools, immersive experiences, and digital twins with generative AI.
As a fractional founding designer, I supported executive leaders at seed to growth stage companies. My work specialized in solving product design and management challenges, collaborating with engineering teams, crafting engaging investor relations with strategic storytelling, and building brands.
I was the first design hire and worked with diverse teams to establish design standards, build flexible and resilient systems, and tackle high-impact challenges with design solutions that helped each team perform at their best.
Founded and led a Techstars-funded startup that created a prototyping platform to help companies design, build, and ship device experiences. During our two-year lifespan, we gathered over 10,400 beta sign ups, had 100 paying customers, and I interviewed over 100 designers and engineers to gain insights into how they built products.
Led a team of product designers working with Fortune-tier enterprises, including Intel, AT&T, and Samsung, on product management and end-to-end design services. Mentored and trained designers new to product design and collaborating with engineers.
Worked with the Experience Design Group to build software for Dell's emerging line of mobile devices.
Parent speaker for the UW (University of Washington) Schools of Nursing & Medicine's Pediatric Palliative Care Graduate Program
This week on Mildly Interesting People, we struggle through some technical difficulties but — more importantly — we get to spend some quality time with Kat Miller, the founder of Foxbox (foxboxes.org/) an amazing nonprofit that provides support for infants and their families through long hospital stays.
Trigger warning: This episode contains discussions of cancer, hospitalization, and death.
Cami Kaos and Rick Turoczy are mildly interesting people. Kat Miller is VERY interesting.
The loss of a loved one can feel unbearable at time. It is through support that we find our healing. This episode is about a life, a community, and a mission to fill boxes of love for babies in hospitals.
Kat [Miller], Co-founder and CEO of Stand In, talks with us about acquiring beta users and qualifying their feedback. She also talks about the importance and impact of adding prototyping to your workflow.
Founded a volunteer-run nonprofit organization that supports infants and their families through extended hospital stays.
Artistic Honors Scholarship (2003-07)