Technology should work for people, not the other way around.
Research, design, and strategy that brings retail buyers out of the merky depths of spreadsheet hell into the light of modern consumer-facing SaaS products.
Making your bike commute safer and more convenient by putting glanceable navigation on your wrist.
A kinetic sculpture that reacts to observers and raises awareness of a political and social issue.
Turning a generative installation into a reactive installation with Arduino and Processing.
Revitalizing an old sport with new technology. Reframing a traditional business to uncover new growth opportunities using existing resources. Understanding through bodystorming and experiential prototyping.
Physical computing project that uses windchimes to subtly communicate the condition of your garden's soil, where changes in timbre represent changes in moisture level.
I am a recent graduate of the Masters in Human Computer Interaction program at Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Computer Science. I approach HCI with a creative background in the performing arts, and over the last three years I have completed a diverse set of projects in both professional and academic settings. In my academic projects, I have received guidance from professors who are leading cutting edge research at the confluence of technology, design, psychology, and sociology. Before attending Carnegie Mellon, I trained in UX Design in New York City at General Assembly where I designed for wearables, mobile, and responsive web applications and picked up many best practices from industry leaders.
As a professional musician I've held leadership positions with symphony orchestras, Balkan brass bands, and smaller ensembles. I have several years of experience freelancing as a teacher and performer before deciding to transition my career into technology design. Music has given me many transferrable skills and my experiences on the stage and in the classroom are a positive influence on my approach to user-centered research and design.
I am looking for opportunities where I can combine my artistic sensibility with my skills in user research, interaction design, and rapid prototyping to domains I either already have subject matter expertise in or am passionate about diving into further!