I have a knack for finding unexpectedly simple solutions to really complex problems.

I do this by understanding the problem at a deep level, abstracting it to understand the motivations behind it, and reframing it to attack it from a new angle.

See how I do this

my skills

  • Interaction Design
  • Information Architecture
  • Product Strategy
  • Product Architecture
  • User Research
  • User Interface Design
  • Usability Testing
  • Software Specs
  • Wireframes, Mockups, and Prototypes
  • HTML, CSS, JavaScript, D3.js


Professional Certificate in Graphic Design

UC Berkeley

Aug 2014 - May 2016

B.A. in Spanish Lit and Rhetoric, with honors

UC Berkeley

Aug 2006 - May 2010


Staff Product Designer - Okta

Apr 2018 - Present

Senior Product Designer: Nov 2016 - Apr 2018

Product Designer: Jul 2015 - Nov 2016

  • Product design for cloud-based identity and access management software.
  • Lead designer for the Identity product pillar, including Universal Directory, User Lifecycle Management, and ID Site products.
  • Design features for automating the management of user data and access and syncing those decisions with Active Directory, LDAP, and other systems.
  • Partner with other teams to design processes that ensure high quality user experience across all customer touchpoints.
  • Design cross-product UI patterns to solve recurring user friction points.
  • Previously designed: features for implementing SAML, OAuth, and OIDC authorization/authentication protocols; the analytics platform.

Design Director - Botanic

May 2015 - Aug 2016

  • Design director for custom conversational interfaces driven by 3d characters.
  • Created and oversaw Botanic’s research and design process.
  • Managed client projects, gathered requirements, and wrote proposals and design specs.

UX Designer - MedeAnalytics

Nov 2013 - Jun 2015

  • Product Design for cloud-based, business intelligence / data analytics software for hospitals and insurance companies.
  • Designed UI patterns for functionality across MedeAnalytics platform, including filtering, reports, dashboards, admin tools, and report configuration.
  • Led user research to inform and validate design solutions for the Population Health, Executive, Revenue Cycle, and Coding products as well as internal tools.
  • Engineered and implemented javascript frameworks for data visualizations and prototypes for user testing.

UX Designer - RTZ Associates

May 2012 - Nov 2013

  • Lead Product Designer for “GetCare Online”, cloud-based workflow and accounting software for Medicare/Medicaid programs.
  • Created a design system for RTZ’s entire software suite and oversaw its implementation.