UX Designer. Storyteller. Superhero.
Currently I work as a freelance UX Designer and Researcher. I have helped clients create brand new websites, fix common usability problems, move around content to help users find key information faster, and fix interface problems that were preventing users from purchasing items from an ecommerce store.
Prior to transitioning into UX, I was a Social Worker. For years I have helped people solve complex life problems. The industries are different but there are a lot of the same jobs to be done that have helped prepare me for the UX profession. These are tasks like interviewing users, identifying needs and pain points, synthesizing data, ideating potential solutions, testing them and then evaluating their efficacy.
I chose to leave Social Work for several reasons. First, I’ve had a passion to work with and in technology for many years. I’ve also had a passion to be more creative in my work. Finally but certainly not least important, I wanted to scale my solutions. Previously I would be able to help ten to twenty people on a good day. Now my solutions can impact hundreds if not thousands of people daily.
In my free time
I love all things geek (well mostly). I’m a HUGE fan of everything Marvel and I love Blizzard games (particularly Hearthstone and Overwatch). I am a Whovian (Doctor Who Fan) and I will have lively debates with you about which doctor is the best.
I live in Atlanta and will spend my time with my wife walking in the park, going to vineyards, or frequenting one of the many delicious breweries we have. If I’m not outside, I’m usually glued to my phone or computer, designing something fun or playing a video game to “self-care”.