The Determined

Co-founder

February 2016 – present

The Determined is a design collective bringing a punk rock approach to social innovation. We facilitate innovative design processes with entrepreneurs and teams doing social good. My co-founder and I are building the curriculum, marketing collateral, content strategy, and social media to promote and launch our services.

FactoryX

Fellowship

September 2015 – March 2016

I did a fellowship with Tom Chi and the Academy team at FactoryX, a venture foundry with a unique take on entrepreneurship, employment, and product innovation process. The Academy team teaches these unique product innovation processes to startup teams, and I'm helping them take that training to a broader audience through 1:1 coaching and the development of an online course.

WHITESPACE

RESIDENT DESIGN MENTOR

MARCH 2016 – PRESENT

Whitespace is a designer accelerator, selectively pairing talented designers with startups and providing education, mentorship, and guidance to get the designers up to speed for success in the software startup space. I help with curriculum design, lecturing, and mentoring the students on their projects.

BLOC

UX/UI DESIGN MENTOR 

MAY 2015 – June 2016

I'm one of the UX/UI Design mentors at Bloc, an online intensive bootcamp for aspiring designers and developers. I have 8–10 students I work with one on one, meeting via video chat up to 3 times a week. I help students stay on track with their curriculum and assignments and work with them on projects, building their portfolio and preparing for their career transition.

My Bloc mentor profile

TRUE&CO.

Head of Product

Feb 2013 – June 2015

 As Head of Product at True&Co. I led the engineering and creative team through a complete overhaul of the ecommerce business model while launching 3 private label clothing brands and maintaining a strong user acquisition funnel. All while guarding my team's work-life balance and keeping a calm, happy work environment.

TOKBOX

Product Designer

Sept 2009 – Dec 2010

As a product designer at Tokbox, I worked with the Product, Development, and Marketing teams to design, test, and iterate a redesigned web-based video chat client as well as brand identity, documentation, and marketing website for the video chat platform service Opentok.

TASKRABBIT

Director of UX

Dec 2010 – Jan 2013

As Director of UX at TaskRabbit, I championed transparency and cross-team collaboration as the company grew from 11 employees to 50+. I promoted data-driven design while being an advocate for the user on both sides of the marketplace, while also contributing to the design and internal management of the company brand.

daptiv

UX Designer

July 2008 – Oct 2009

As a user experience designer at Daptiv, I worked with the Product and Development teams to define new features and product enhancements, with a focus on creating compelling and usable interfaces and interactions that customers enjoy using. I also helped define where design fits in an existing agile scrum process, a valuable experience that has informed my role and workflow in all future companies I've worked with.


More work history, references, etc at LinkedIn