Product Designer in Metro DC Area
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🏡 Aspiring neighbor, 💪 interdisciplinary product designer, 🚀 frontier tech explorer, 🧰 tools/workflow enthusiast, ✍🏻 writer.
Lead end-to-end designer and team lead for Ignite's flagship consumer product to make the benefits of eco-friendly blockchain experiences more safe, understandable, and welcoming for everyone. Shipped new features, brought focus and scalability to product strategy foundations, and mentored the design team in design + strategy methods, resulting in stronger cross-functional partnerships, accelerated workflows, and improved user feedback.
Defined, improved, and launched consumer mobile and web platforms / products / features at scale as lead designer and team leader. Mentored and trained numerous designers now in thriving leadership roles. Played foundational leadership, operational, and educational roles in establishing Capital One’s industry-leading product design and strategy practice.
Designed anchor web and mobile experiences for flagship products to help customers confidently understand and manage their money. Trained and led cross-functional teams to envision and build validated digital product experiences. Introduced new frameworks, methods, and tools to improve collaboration and quality across the company.
Played foundational design strategy practitioner, leadership, business development, communications, and educational roles to launch Booz Allen's human-centered design and innovation consultancy with a select interdisciplinary team trained by Frog Design and the Austin Center for Design (AC4D).
Designer and creative / art director of numerous award-winning communication and branding projects for digital media and print. Director, producer, writer, cinematographer, composer, and motion designer for award-winning videos.
Created The Camera short film, earning 375,000+ views, 18 film festival selections, a Best of Fest win, a screening at the TCL Chinese Theatre, distribution deals, and features on some of the most influential independent filmmaking and photography websites.
DateStamp+ is a small but powerful sticker-widget for FigJam and Figma that makes it easy (and fun) to keep track of iterations as your work evolves—now with all new 🗓️ date formats, 🎨 colors, an 🐘 XL size, and the coveted 🏆 Done stamp.
A better cover template for publishing plugins, widgets, and community files on Figma community.
This template uses layout grids (missing in Figma's frame presents), clearly indicating the safe area to avoid unintended cutoff in thumbnail view), and a 12 × 6 grid to help you structure your design.
A component library (free for now) to help teams rapidly design interactive low-fi prototypes, in order to get directional feedback from users and stakeholders and align on architectural design.
This isn't a "wireframing kit" so much as a set of patterns specifically designed to prompt the right level of directional feedback for concept testing, research stimulus, and user + stakeholder feedback, based on years of observing what works best in qualitative research and 0–1 product development.
PromptKit is a set of cards that help you frame and focus your design iteration and feedback with your team.
Redesigned my personal website to better reflect my experience and expertise.
Earned a Best of Fest award, 18 film festival selections, and features on highly influential filmmaking and photography websites
A collection of my poetry
A product definition and strategy framework to help people working on product teams focus their vision, rally their team, and unlock their strategic influence. Adopted by numerous product teams at Capital One and elsewhere, taught as graduate-level course material at the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA).
Empowering teams define outcome-based roles that help them differentiate and grow without competing
How I learned to overthink a bit less and learn by doing
Film festival selections for my short film, THE CAMERA
Awarded for my magical realist short film THE CAMERA
Is the Apple Watch Really Worth Your Time? The Ultimate Review.
Feature on the web's premiere short film site
Wrote, produced, and directed fundraising video for Tokyo Mission (a church organization focused on community outreach in Toyosu, Japan)
Led numerous teams of 5–10 musicians of various levels of experience, trained beginning musicians, created arrangements, planned and led portions of large corporate meetings with ~1000 attendees
Team & Organizational Leadership
BA in Art & Visual Technology, Music Minor
Studied design research and experience strategy under design leader, educator, and author Jon Kolko (Frog Design)