I design and market digital products that solve big problems and are delightful to use.
You need 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 weeks building experiences that wind up being great at the wrong things. User-Centered Design processes and a commitment to validate assumptions with the target audience are at the core.
I use rapid prototyping and usability 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.
I apply many of these tools––plus user research and market research––to help companies better understand customer journeys and rapidly improve their product marketing strategy and funnels.
Experience, preferred projects, and rates
I have 12 years of applied experience in digital product design and marketing, including seven years as a team leader. My underlying passion is helping people, bettering lives, and solving big problems. I prefer to work intensively on two or three big projects per year, embedding with the team and giving my whole focus to their success. My rates vary based on the duration and terms of the contract, and any stock options, cryptocurrency, tokens, or profit-sharing that are part of the compensation.
DESIGN TEAM LEADERSHIP
Digital & Print Design
Photo & Video
Experiences & Events
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.