I found my true career accidentally (and a bit later in life), when a colleague's husband asked if I could sew. That simple request took me to the offices of IDEO and introduced me to the world of product design. Although previously acquainted with design through my undergraduate degree in costume design, this was a whole new level of design for use, design for real people.
This inspired my decision to go to graduate school and get my chops firmly situated in the world of research and design. Turns out, my strength is in talking to and understanding people (funny what you learn in grad school) and to this day I pride myself on my role as the voice of the customer.
For over 20 years I have focused on design and research, informing and creating simple, elegant experiences. I've worked for Intel and Cambia/Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield and consulted for companies from Microsoft to Providence, and IDEO to ZIba. I'm always open to new opportunities, if you think we are a match, please get in touch.
When not sharing insights, I can be found hiking, on the yoga mat , reading with kiddos in the SMART program, concocting new combinations of beans and rice or even back at my sewing machine.