good design is good business
MBA | Product Designer | Strategist | Mentor 🚀
I have over 15 years of experience collaborating with multi-disciplinary teams (advertising agencies, startups, and Fortune 500 companies). Having worked with different cultures and languages enabled me to provide a flexible approach, applying agile methodologies to design the best and most innovative user-centered experiences across all platforms.
My specialties include managing User Experience and Research teams, developing the best in class user experience and user interface design, high fidelity wireframing, prototyping, programming, analytics, user testing, digital strategy, and social media.
I have a broad set of skills developed by working on large scale data-driven projects funded by United Nations and USAID as well as leading projects in the mental health sector to be used by private and public sector clients. As someone who has worked and lived on three continents, I have extensive knowledge and experience in business and technology to help you take your business to the next level.
Crafting a good product experience is like telling a good story. It’s about more than just what’s on the screen. It’s about more than just feeling right. Great experience design takes into account all of the touch-points one has with a product or service. So, we have to pay attention to the details, but without losing sight of the beauty and power of the entire narrative. In working together, we can create soulful design solutions that tell your story through the execution of holistic, thoughtful design practices.
To create powerful, sticky user experiences, it begins with a global vision and a holistic strategy. Working together, we’ll co-create a design + business strategy that can address your company’s core questions and aim to solve key problems with thoughtful and tailored design execution. This may look like creative direction for an entire line of online services, digital or physical offerings, content planning, information architecture, branding or branded materials, or language, look & feel. Already have a vision but need an expert eye and valued opinion? You might consider a design audit — keep reading to learn more.
Product Design - UX & UI
Guiding both the user experience and visual design for diverse clients at happy, product focused companies is what I love best. With years experience working from concept to buildout, I’m comfortable within the full spectrum of the product design process. This may look like user research, wireframing, prototyping, high fidelity visual designs, or pair design with engineering teams. Whatever you may need, we can create, design and build together.
Think of design audits as a thorough review of the current state of your product or service offerings or a review of your organization’s design strategy. Audits help to illuminate the current systems, identify areas of improvement and simplify actionable items, wherever they may be. This may look as large as conducting an internal audit where we interview, create documentation and generate a roadmap or it may look as small as a request for feedback on product prioritization, user flows, a user interview protocol or design comps.
In-person Design Workshops
While we can do great work remotely, sometimes nothing beats getting together in person. As a part-time educator, I strive to help promote the importance of design and that often takes shape as sharing my experiences with others, in-person. Through design workshops and lectures or coaching and mentorship, I’m available for one-on-one (or one-to-many) in-person sessions. This may look like presenting a UX training in-house, facilitating a co-creation workshop or hosting a general speaking engagement.
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