Hi there.

ABOUT

I am a freelance user experience designer and information architect based in Vancouver. I believe in user-centered design, seek simplicity, and care about accessible, inclusive and humane design.

PROCESS

I utilize a design thinking approach to ideate, collaborate and facilitate design. I follow both agile and lean development principles, iterating and testing to increase efficiency, quality and user experience. I manage a broad toolkit of methods and techniques to support the entire design process (research, planning, design, and testing) and know when and how to utilize each.

SKILLS

UX design
UI design
Information architecture
Research
Ideation & design thinking
Writing

Prototyping
Wireframing
User testing
Sketch
Adobe Creative Suite
Invision

TOOLKIT

User interviews
Surveys
Competitive analysis
Domain research
Contextual inquiries
User personas
Affinity Diagrams

Storyboards
User flows
Content inventories
Journey maps
Scenarios
User stories
Sitemaps

Use cases
Heuristic analysis
Feature prioritization
Concept maps
Card sorting
User testing
and more...

SELECT CLIENTS

Vancouver Art Gallery
Grouse Mountain
7Mesh

Sutton Realty
Elemental Labs
VSSL

RESEARCH

Design thinking and creative process
Design education and history
Ecommerce usability and design
Cognitive psychology (decision making & perception)
Design systems and UI patterns

EDUCATION

Diploma: User Experience Design Professional, Red Academy
Senior Management Certificate: New Media Design & Web Development, British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT)
Master of Arts, University of Toronto
Bachelor of Arts
, University of British Columbia
Drawing & Printmaking, Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design

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