I’m curious about people–what motivates them and how they make decisions, and I always try to ground my design in the problems I'm trying to solve for the users. I'm a problem solver with strong analytical skills; I love distilling complex information into insights that inform elegant solutions. I also enjoy design facilitation to help a cross-functional team align and be excited about a vision we are building towards.
Currently I'm a principal designer at Symphony, solving team collaboration problems at both a strategic level as well as providing design for sprint level development. Prior to Symphony, I was at Skype where I explored ways to increase user engagement and helped integrate Skype with various Microsoft products, such as Office 365.
Before my life as a designer, I worked as a software engineer at Microsoft. My collaboration with the design team on a few projects introduced me to user-centered design. I realized this is what I would love to do - creating simple and delightful experiences for users while helping them solve their problems. At the same time, I appreciate elegant engineering solutions and like to tinker with prototypes.
Outside of work, I’m loving being a mom to a 9 month old. I’m amazed by how quickly she’s growing and can’t wait to share my love for music, cooking, and traveling with her.