Attended Spanish Immersion school
Co-founded student group
to build wind turbines
Pivoted to design school and took first IDEO-taught class
myWater concept highlighted in FastCompany
Led first co-innovation workshop with executives
Taught first studio design course to undergraduates
Pursued engineering at
the University of Minnesota
first start-up in India
First design concept considered patentable by P&G
Featured in a USA
Product launch led to
+18M Twitter impressions
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.
PROJECT LEADERSHIP ON CLIENT PROGRAMS
I lead major design projects, managing design resources and coaching clients through the design process from initial strategy and scoping to final implementation.
I have experience driving hiring and new talent development while providing mentorship to junior team members and running programs to build high-performance design teams.
I leverage my human-centered design mindset and its methods and tools to re-frame problems, imagine new possibilities, and rally stakeholders.
TECHNICAL DESIGN SKILLS
Adobe Creative Suite // Premier Pro // Axure // Keynote For Prototyping // Arduino
SENIOR DESIGN LEAD @ SAP DESIGN
SAP // CURRENT
The Design & Co-Innovation Center is SAP Design's award winning global design studio that provides end-to-end design and innovation services. I work across the spectrum from design execution, to building and cultivating a design team cultures, and am responsible for enterprise wide innovation and product experience design across 25 lines of business.
responsibilities: Project lead on client programs // Hiring and new talent development lead // Provide mentorship to 6 junior team members // Design Strategy // Service Design // UX Strategy // Ethnographic concept exploration // Design workshop development and facilitation (for audiences up to the chief executive level) // Business development
projects span: design for healthcare, sports and entertainment, automotive, consumer products, public sector, retail and supply chain.
ADJUNCT PROFESSOR @ NORTHWESTERN
NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY SEGAL DESIGN INSTITUTE // CURRENT
I teach Human-Centered Service Design, a semester long studio course offered to undergraduates at Northwestern's SF campus. We cover the fundamentals of Service Design with a focus on experiential learning in design innovation, digital communication, and the intersection of technology and culture.
HONORS & AWARDS
CORE 77 AWARD
Core 77 - For Strategy & Research, Service Design // 2017
International Design Excellence Awards - For Design Strategy // 2017
JAMES DYSON AWARD NATIONAL WINNER
James Dyson Foundation // 2013
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
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
SENIOR EXPERIENCE DESIGNER
SAP LABS - SAP DESIGN // 2015 - 2016
SAP LABS - SAP DESIGN // 2013 - 2015
DESIGN STRATEGY FREELANCER @ TBD INNOVATION
TBD INNOVATION // 2013
Provided design strategy around emerging technologies within the CPG space to identify the next billion dollar whitespace opportunity for a Fortune 50 client.
INTERACTION DESIGNER @ ORACLE HEALTH
ORACLE CORPORATION 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.
SEGAL DESIGN INSTITUTE | EVANSTON, IL
M.S. Engineering Design & Innovation // 2012
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA
COLLEGE OF SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING | MINNEAPOLIS, MN
Bachelor in Civil Engineering // 2011
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.
ENGINEERING TECHNICIAN @ U.S. GOVERNMENT
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 @ U OF MINNESOTA
MINNESOTA DEPT. OF AGRONOMY & PLANT GENETICS // 2006 - 2011
Researched and mapped gene populations of barley and wheat - RNA/DNA extraction, PCR Animation, tissue cultures, fieldwork.
*in my free time i like produce videos for Vimeo, ski, play tennis/soccer, and museum hop