"Live by design, not by default."
Don't know who said it, but I love it.
I am a user experience designer with a focus on research and strategy, and a goal of always working with purpose and mindfulness. I am deeply interested in sustainability, system design, and social entrepreneurship, and am still figuring out how to blend those interests with my background in marketing, software design, and integrated product development. I am a hybrid thinker, bouncing back and forth between technical and creative disciplines easily, and I find that empathy and perspective are my keys to the world of design.
After living in bigger cities across the U.S., I now call small-town Michigan my home, where my partner & I are slowly but sure redoing our mid-century modern home. In our free time, we are playing with our daughter and puttering in the outdoors as much as we can.