Design can solve society’s biggest problems… if we cultivate a love of learning through the design process.
– David Sherwin, Director of User Experience at lynda.com
I'm driven by the possibility of solving tricky problems and employing design to make life a little easier, happier, and more delightful. I believe at its root, design can function as a palpable language of compassion, and keep this in mind on every project.
I am very clear about the distinction between User Experience and UI design - yet especially love when I get to play in both. I see design as an vital part in the development of our future technology and digital evolution. I get excited at the possibility of using my skills to guide this process specifically through Augmented/Virtual/Mixed Reality, Transportation as a Service (TaaS), Machine Learning and Artificial (General) Intelligence, but these are just a few of my interests.
I'm an avid traveler, art and music-lover. At the moment I'm obsessed with electronic/organic/experimental and ambient music; especially the mellifluous sounds of Nils Frahm, Grandbrothers, Chassol.
A few dreams (some more realistic than others) I harbor are: reaching a point of full-financial freedom, becoming a permanent traveler (PT), working on cutting-edge AR projects, riding a motorcycle around the continent of South America, making an experimental short-film, and learning to bake the perfect pastry.
I was a member of the first 400-hour User Experience Design immersive program at General Assembly in Austin, and received my BFA from the lovely Loyola University Chicago, minoring in Philosophy.
I am also a E-RYT 500+ hour certified yoga teacher. I initially trained at the Sivananda Ashram in Kerala, India, and have since trained and taught at conferences, retreats and workshops around the world, and have a full spectrum of classes available here.