I have over 14 years of experience in the design industry and 6 years of experience managing small teams. In 2020, I earned my master's degree from Johns Hopkins University in Digital Communications. Currently, I'm a Design Manager at Bloomberg Industry Group, leading the product design of their legal and tax research applications. I have received awards and recognition for my design work. I live with my wife and daughter in Burke, Virginia.
I am passionate about helping my teams to succeed. I listen to my direct reports and remove barriers so they can do their best work. I lead team building events to cultivate enthusiasim and I provide insights to incrementally improve my department. I am involved in all department hiring and considered to be a thought leader.
I've facilitated many successful workshops and design sprints which often result in innovative product ideas. I continually enable and empower cross-functional groups to work together to creatively solve problems. I know how to build consensus and promote cooperation.
Thorough user research is the foundation of a strong and effective user experience. It's imperative to know your users, and use that knowledge to inform product design and strategy. I am experienced in conducting generative and evaluative forms of research including on-site contextual inquiries and user testing.