Attended Spanish Immersion school
Pursued engineering at
the University of Minnesota
Co-founded student group
to build wind turbines
myWater concept highlighted in FastCompany
Led first co-innovation workshop for executives
Taught first studio design course as adjunct
first start-up in India
First design concept considered patentable by P&G
Featured in a USA
Product launch led to
+18M Twitter impressions
Launched and scaled SAP's NYC design studio
I'm a senior leader, guiding organizations and driving design. I live at the intersection of human needs and technological capabilities, from devices, to digital experiences, to the services that enable them.
BUILDING DESIGN TEAMS
I have experience hiring, mentoring and cultivating high-performing interdisciplinary design teams - From leading a 10,000 sq-ft studio remodel, to relocating to NYC scale a new studio team from scratch.
PROJECT LEADERSHIP ON CLIENT PROGRAMS
I lead high-visibility design projects and programs, managing
design/technology resources and coaching executives,
clients, and stakeholders through the design process,
from initial strategy and scoping to final implementation.
DEEP DESIGN EXPERTISE
I am a seasoned designer with depths in Service Design, UX Strategy and User Research. I leverage my human-centered design mindset (aka: design thinking) and its methods re-frame problems, imagine new possibilities, and rally stakeholders.
EXECUTIVE DESIGN DIRECTOR
JP Morgan Chase & Co. // 2020 - Present
Scaling design and innovation within the commercial bank to build the next generation of financial digital products and services.
Northwestern University // 2017 - Current
I teach graduate and undergraduate design courses at Northwestern's San Fransisco campus for the Segal Design Institute and Medill School of Journalism.
HONORS & AWARDS
INNOVATION BY DESIGN AWARD
Fast Company - For best educational design // 2019
International Design Excellence Awards - For Design Strategy // 2017
SAP Design // 2013 - 2020
I was a part SAP's award winning global design and innovation agency arm supporting enterprise wide innovation and product experience design.
STUDIO DESIGN DIRECTOR
SENIOR DESIGN LEAD
2015 - 2017
2013 - 2015
CORE 77 AWARD
Core 77 - For Strategy & Research, Service Design // 2017
JAMES DYSON AWARD
James Dyson Foundation // 2013
TBD Innovation // 2013
Provided design strategy/research consulting around emerging technologies to identify the next billion dollar whitespace opportunity for a Fortune 50 CPG brand.
FEATURED IN USA NETWORK COMMERCIAL
USA Network Character With A Cause Initiative // 2013
KELLOGG INNOVATION NETWORK GLOBAL PRIZE
Kellogg School of Management // 2012
James Dyson Foundation // 2012
INTERACTION DESIGN STRATEGIST
Oracle Health & Life Sciences // 2013
Worked at the intersection of design strategy and interaction design for over 50 products and services spanning clinical R&D to care delivery.
DESIGN INSTRUCTOR @ INTEL
Intel Corporation // Summer 2012
Taught the human-centered design process and methods to undergraduate engineers interning for Intel’s Ultimate Engineering Experience.
ACARA VENTURE COMPETITION WINNER
Acara Institute // 2010
* I've also been honored in having my past work featured in FastCompany, Mashable, PSFK, Chicago Sun Times, Motherboard
U.S. Department of the Interior // 2009
Worked for the U.S. Government performing design cost estimation for National Wildlife Refuge assets valued at just under $3 Billion.
PLANT GENETICS RESEARCHER
University of Minnesota Dept. Agriculture & Plant Genetics // 2006 - 2011
Mapped trans-genetic wheat and barley populations
in a plant genetics lab throughout college.
Segal Design Institute | Evanston, IL
M.S. Engineering Design & Innovation // 2012
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA
College of Science & Engineering | Minneapolis, MN
Bachelor in Civil Engineering // 2011
*in my free time i like produce videos for Vimeo, ski, play tennis/soccer, and museum hop