Hello!

I'm a UX professional and writer who works to improve our digital spaces through thoughtful design.

I've been fascinated by building things for the web every since my first Geocities website around the age of 13. Now that I've evolved past the blink tag, I'm interested in leveraging accessible design and civic tech to address social inequities within our communities. I'm an outspoken advocate for systems and modular design, and love building scalable frameworks for complex products.

After studying English and Sociology at the University of Texas, I discovered that I could apply my interests in behavior and systems through design. Since then, I've applied this lens to my design work at agencies, consultancies, and large-scale enterprise. I'm currently a Senior Designer at USAA's Chief Design Office in Austin.

I also love: breakfast tacos, the word "y'all", Frank Ocean, and my two cats. I'm usually working on a few passion projects at any given time, whether it's working on the Bad Futurist zine or designing book covers for the folks at Button Poetry.

If you're looking to get in touch, feel free to email me at hello@ume7.com or hit me up on Twitter.


Case Studies

SXSW 2017 Workshop: Speak Up! Build an Alexa Skill For a Cause

USAA: Rethinking a high-traffic banking experience

(Contact for demo)

Edgewater: Designing a complex system for highly-technical enterprise teams

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Capital One: Building a technical roadmap for a service design environment

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Honeywell: Creating the framework for a living Design Language System

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Interviews

Campfires.io interview


Writing

What the hell is design thinking?

Read on the Mathys+Potestio Site

When robots speak "human"

Read on Medium

The evolution of weird corporate Twitter, but in your house this time

Read on Medium

The day you apologize to Alexa

Read on Medium

Hotline Bling GIFs are the glue that holds the internet together

Read on Medium

Fight echo chambers with better UX

Read on Medium

How content strategists & UX Designers can build like developers

Read on Medium