I am a backcountry skier, trad climber, & dirt road cyclist.

But professionally, I'm a product designer working as the design systems lead at Etsy in Brooklyn, NY.


Work history

Etsy

June 2014 - Present
www.etsy.com

I spent my first three years focusing on the Etsy seller experience, building products to help our sellers manage their inventory, navigate their tools, and onboard as first-time sellers. Simultaneously, I was designing and writing code to patternize components in our front-end web toolkit and disseminating knowledge to fellow designers and engineers.

More recently, I've transitioned to the buyer experience as the design systems lead, where my focus is on elevating the quality of experiences while shopping on Etsy and maintaining consistency throughout our design and front-end engineer org.

Compass

May 2013 - April 2014
www.compass.com

As one of two product designers at an early stage start-up, my work spanned from product strategization, user testing, and high level UX design to UI design and front-end development.

Kettle

October 2012 - May 2013
www.kettlenyc.com

My focus was on UI and UX design for client products and marketing sites, with a touch of front-end development and occassional illustration and type design.

Assorted

June 2009 - August 2012

Post-graduation, I spent my time developing my design skills and working for an assortment of advertising agencies and branding agencies before landing on product design as a direction of interest.


Education

Skidmore College

September 2005 - May 2009
www.skidmore.edu

Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Business and a minor in Studio Art.