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I have a passion for ideation, HCD, & mobile app development through iterative Agile & Lean MVP approaches. I love research, data analysis, & IA. I'm also a total sucker for typography, clean UI, utilitarian apps, behavioral science and form design.
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I perpetually strive to learn more, see more & do more. I am an active pulse in the UX community here in Chicago. I lead talks, attend conferences, workshops, jams and meetups around UX/IXD, service design, web dev & mobile design. I also UX Mentor.
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"No Surrender. No Retreat. UXDesigner, Illustrator & Mobile-First Advocate."
I have over 5 yrs xp within the UX practice. I have led many projects, products, & services through the entire UX design process from ideation to development. I continue growing & specializing within UX research, IA, IXD, and mentoring. I lead global projects at United around IA, patterns, mobile first design & Agile/MVP best practices. I also mentor UX design to cohorts of students at DESIGNATION Labs, a design bootcamp in Chicago that specializes in UX/IXD/Visual Design & Front-End Dev. I love what I do. I have a big heart, a curious brain & am extremely passionate about users & their needs.