I’m a UX/Product Designer with experience in interaction design, visual design, UX research, and content strategy. I have a background in chemical and systems engineering, but after spending some time in the biotech industry, I felt like something was missing. My work was so far upstream in the developmental process, I felt disjointed from the cause. Today, I try to close that gap by creating products with the user in mind.
So how'd you
end up a designer?
Good question. Engineering and the hard sciences take a physical approach to solving the world’s problems. After testing the waters of both pharmaceutical and medical device industries, I gravitated towards a career in design as a way to impact and inspire on an emotional level, not just a physical one...to create experiences based on observations and research from everyday life.
What do you do
outside of design?
Pre-Pandemic: I loved to boulder. I was a member at Vertical Hold and Mesa Rim climbing gyms here in San Diego, and used to take outdoor trips to Palm Springs Tramway and Bishop to climb.
During the Pandemic: A lot more indoor activities. I started to produce electronic music with Ableton 10, and stream DJ sets on Twitch from time to time. Tricked myself into liking at-home workouts, but still try to go on walks or read a book in a park.
You can download my resume here.