About Me

My approach to user experience design is based in my background in art and design. I am a conceptual thinker who can pinpoint undiscovered connections and communicate solutions with strong visual language skills while making sure that projects always align with business goals.

Curiosity always propels me forward; I have always been a traveler I like navigating uncharted territory

In addition to my work as a UX designer, I maintain an active studio practice and am a 2019 recipient of an Artist Initiative Grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board.

Favorite Things

Dogs, travel, history.

After high school, I hitchhiked across France. Later on I toured the Albanian Coast in a taxi cab (long story), and lived in Berlin for many years. Being on the road—near or far—is my favorite place to be.

These days most of my exploring is done at a slightly slower pace because I’ve got my 15 year old doggo by my side.

History, time, and place have always been strong themes in my studio work. I’m a member of the St Anthony Falls Heritage Board and am currently working on a graphic novel based on a journal from 1921.

Education

MFA, Minneapolis College of Art + Design
BFA, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

Awards + Artist Residencies

  • 2019 Artist Initiative Grant
    MN State Arts Board
  • Visiting Artist and Speaker
    Gustavus College
  • 2014 Artist Initiative Grant
    MN State Arts Board
  • Fellowship and Artist Residency
    Santa Fe Art Institute
  • Selected Artist
    New American Paintings
    Juror: Lynne Warren, Curator
    Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
  • Artist Residency
    Science Museum of Minnesota
  • MFA Opportunity Grant
    Mpls College of Art + Design
  • MFA Trustees Scholarship
    Mpls College of Art + Design
  • Selected Artist
    New American Paintings
    Juror: Raphaela Platow, Curator
    The Rose Art Museum, MA

Selected Clients

Ace Hotel
Adobe
Concorde Hotel Berlin
Context Travel
Corporate Art Force
Debenhams
Design House Greetings
Design Source
Hallmark
Kraus Anderson
Kyle Books
Microsoft
Milkweed Editions
Nau Clothing
SOHO Myriad
Stanford University Press
Uber
Uppercase Magazine
Wellington Management

Skills

AxureRP
InVision
Interactive Prototyping
Journey Maps
Personas
Rapid Prototyping
Sketch
Storytelling
Usability Testing
User Experience
User Interface Design
Wireframing
User Research
XD

Adobe Creative Suite
AfterEffects
Art Direction
Content Strategy
Illustration
Illustrator
InDesign
Photography
Photoshop
PremierePro
Video

Git
HTML/CSS
JavaScript
ReactJS
Web Design
Web Development
WordPress