As a queer and neurodivergent designer, I'm forced to challenge established ways of doing things. But I also try not to take myself too seriously; life’s better when you can laugh at it!
My designs are as diverse as my background, which is saying something. Before transitioning to product design, I studied journalism and print design in college, then spent four years running my small publishing company, where I wrote and marketed over 30 of my own books. I also made lots of pretty covers for other authors.
I had to learn quickly how to research what readers wanted and consistently write a polished book that met expectations on a tight deadline — which is a skill that’s come in quite handy in product design!
I’m also an avid gamer and reader. When I’m not buried in Figma layers or pages of design documentation, you’ll either find me in front of my beloved Xbox or glued to the newest book on my Kindle. In fact, my mom jokes that I’ve probably spent more time with a screen than I have with her…
… I’m only slightly embarrassed to admit she’s right. 😅