But professionally, I'm a staff product designer working on design systems at Etsy.
Since mid 2017, I've been a lead designer for the Design Systems team, where my focus is on elevating the quality of experiences on Etsy (native and web) and maintaining consistency throughout our design and front-end engineering org.
I am constantly communicating with designers, engineers, and PMs to share my recommendations and encourage solutions that provide better user experiences and more consistent UI. At the same time, I'm working with my own engineers to build out global modernization (such as rebuilding navigational spaces) that set new standards and raise all ships. In the background, I'm building and maintaining our codified toolkits so that other designers and engineers have pre-built components that are on-brand, accessible, and consistent out of the box.
Prior to 2017, I spent my first three years at Etsy focused on the seller experience, building products to optimize new-seller onboarding, simplify inventory management, and improve navigation throughout seller tools.
As one of two product designers at an early stage start-up, my work spanned product strategy, user testing, UX wireframing, UI design, and front-end development.
My focus was on UI and UX design for client products and marketing sites, with a touch of front-end development and occasional illustration and type design.
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.
Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Business and a minor in Studio Art.