Hello from Zürich.

Let's Make something together.

I'm a UX designer living in Zürich who loves cute puppies, good coffee, and hiking in the woods. I'm passionate about the ways good design can have a positive impact in people's lives. I've been a working designer since 2013. I have a bachelor's degree in Fine Art and Design, as well as further training in User Experience Design.

What I'm Currently Up To

Assistant UX Teacher

Helping to teach the Power Coders Spring/Summer 2020 Web Design/UX track. All of our students successfully moved onto internships in July.

DesignLab Graduate

Recent graduate of DesignLab UX Academy, an intensive online program with over 480 hours of coursework and mentorship.

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Remote Freelancing

Currently working as a freelance designer from my home studio. I'm interested in full time opportunities as well.

Experience

UX Student

2019-2020

Freelance Designer

Zürich, Switzerland
2018-Present

Graphic Designer

2013-2017

Education

DesignLab

2019-2020

Portland State University

2009-2013

University of Oregon

1999-2004

The longer bio.

In addition to UX and UI skills, I have over 10 years of experience as a graphic designer creating brand identities, icons, marketing collateral, editorial design, product packaging, infographics, social media campaigns, illustrations, and presentations. My visual design and fine craft skills are strong, having formally trained at the university level in Fine Arts as well as Graphic Design. I am self directed and work well on my own, but love to cooperate as a team and learn as much as I can from others. I’m a hard worker, taking pride in the quality of my work and timely delivery.

I worked as an in house designer for almost four years in the San Francisco, CA area before moving to Zürich, Switzerland in 2016. Since then I’ve worked as a freelance designer on a variety of projects. At the end of 2019 I became interested in UX design and completed DesignLab’s UX Academy, an intensive online UX course with 480 hours of coursework and one on one mentorship.

I was born and raised on the island of American Samoa, and have lived in many countries around the world, including the US, Finland, and Thailand. I enjoy hiking and running with my dog in the forest, traveling to new places, and learning languages.