Disciplined practitioner and leader seeking to impact complex spaces by discovering real problems, delivering UX craft at the highest quality, and developing others for success.
MOST PROUD OF:
Delivering quality at scale in an agile, complex space.
Managed UX strategy, delivery, and quality across large development teams of more than 30 engineers, 3-6 product owners/directors/marketers, and multiple stakeholders by utilizing a reliable, systematic design process and working agreements.
Evangelizing the value of UX design to cross-functional partners.
Gained buy-in from key stakeholders by translating their objectives into visualization tools, casting a bold future state vision of modernizing enterprise tools with high-fidelity mockups, and elevating the importance of hiring more UI engineering experts.
As a result, “user experience” now has a seat at the table with business, product, and engineering leaders in current technology space (e.g. invited to key stakeholder meetings). In addition, the UI engineering experts have received recognition for their exemplary partnership with UX and enterprise design systems.
Developing relationships with humility and curiosity.
Embodied a posture of learning, curiosity, and serving others by seeking out various mentorship opportunities (as mentee and mentor) both at work and in personal life. Received invaluable lessons on leadership, team-building, self-growth, and giving back.
As a practitioner, my top 3 strengths include rapid concept generation, UI design (IxD) and information architecture. I specialize in scaling UX design across enterprise product teams by
providing high quality deliverables & visioning
partnering closely with engineers & product managers
conducting continuous discovery & validation with users
My previous background in fine arts as a miniature-scale portrait sculptor (attention to details and form) enabled me to become an expert in visual design and UI specification for digital product development. My formal education in industrial design and psychology allowed me to merge my curiosity about human behavior with my passion for solving problems (via design principles and processes)
I use a suite of productivity tools to get things done and track goals. Pixel perfection matters. I enjoy a good debate. I zero out my inbox daily. Coaching and developing others brings me joy.
I am from a big family. I boxed in college and won 2 championships. I have traveled to over 20 countries and lived in the United States (7 states), Mexico, and South Korea.