I specialize in designing products that offer outstanding value to the user. They're easy and delightful to use. Getting there consistently requires a proven process that sparks creativity while getting stuff done. That's what I bring to the table.
I believe in staying lean and agile. I use a powerful design thinking process: research, prototype, validate, rinse and repeat. Like you, I have no interest in spending months building experiences that wind up being great at the wrong thing. Human-centered design processes and a commitment to validate assumptions with the target audience are vitally important.
I use rapid prototyping and user testing to discover what interfaces are best, not just in theory but in reality. I also prefer to work closely with the engineering team to find solutions that are cost-effective.
Experience and preferred projects
I have over 10 years of applied experience in product design, with an increasing set of experience in product management in the last four or five years. My underlying passion is helping people, bettering lives, and solving big problems.
I prefer to work intensively on 2-3 big projects per year, embedding with the team and giving my whole focus to their success.
I tailor my rates based on the duration and terms of the contract, and any stock options or profit-sharing that are part of the compensation. Typically my rates for cash-only compensation are around $175 / hr.
iOS & Android
- Responsive Design
Digital & Print
- Content Creation
- Photo & Video
- Pitch Decks
Experiences & Events
- Speech Coaching
- Interactive Event Design
Recent Clients & Projects
Veritas Forum is renowned on university campuses from Harvard to Stanford for events that invite students to discuss life's biggest questions. In 2013, I headed a team that did a rapid, incremental revamp of their media- and event-driven website, in addition to conducting market research on potential new products.
The Story Locker
TSL is bringing Silicon Valley innovation to Hollywood story creation. I worked closely with their team to create a fundraising presentation with a compelling story arc and visuals.
Thrive Foundation for Youth brought together renowned behavior-change experts Carol Dweck, Chip Heath, and others, to create cutting edge solutions for at-risk youth. I led a team that designed these tools––learning aids, websites, and photo and video content used by over five million young people in public schools and organizations like Girl Scouts, Boys & Girls Club of America, and beyond.
I helped this unique private school start-up, Ambleside School Bay Area, create their website and pitch to parents and donors.
I was the original designer of Shelfari, a social network for book-lovers, acquired by Amazon. It earned praise in the New York Times, CNET, TechCrunch, and other national publications. It was also named by Mashable among the "Top Ten Most Beautiful Social Networking Sites."
I led a team to imagine and build a brand new social media product from scratch for award-winning Bible-software maker, Glo. We call it ChatBible. Think of it as the "Twitter Bible," where every verse and passage is a live conversation. Simply scroll through an elegant Bible reading interface on one side while related tweets refresh live on the right, including photos and videos, or start your own conversation.