When who you are and what you do are in alignment, it feels SO GOOD. But it takes a little work and a lot of perspective to get there. And that’s what I’m here for.
I help designers and design managers understand what they bring to the table, and provide them with the insights and tools they need to achieve their goals.
As a practicing product designer, I have a deep knowledge of the current design landscape, community, and best practices. I bring this expertise to my coaching practice and can help you:
Figure out your story — what are your strengths and insights? What do you bring to the table?
Build a broad set of tools to frame problems/solutions and confidently make your case to management/colleagues
Take a more active role/voice in the full product pipeline
Uncover knowledge gaps and create a plan to fill them
Develop a presence for yourself and your company in the tech community
In addition to my coaching practice, I’m currently Head of Design at EM & Co, a product design agency.
With over a decade of experience as a product design lead at both agencies and companies like Etsy and The New York Times, I have a passion for breaking down silos and creating a culture of collaboration within product teams.
This passion for collaboration and community led me to co-found the Champaign-Urbana Design Organization (CUDO) in 2009, and through CUDO I had the privilege of cultivating a thriving local design culture. I taught typography to undergraduate students at Parkland College, and now speak regularly about design process.
I live in Vancouver, Canada with my amazing husband and 2-year-old son.