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PROJECT ARCHIVE—


I bring to teams a diverse set of experiences—from working in UX research and design for enterprise IT product to developing physical  product lines and creating consumer-facing E-commerce sites. All of my work, regardless of industry or medium, is informed by market and user research and infused with empathy and curiosity. 


Software + hardware



PowerVS Ecosystem Catalog
UX DESIGN
Designing a new way to publicize complementary services and help users build out a robust ecosystem of solutions within PowerVS, IBM’s hybrid cloud offering.
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Ansible Automation for Power
UX RESEARCH
Uncovering gaps in users Ansible Automation and IBM Power skills and strategizing ways to make filling these gaps exciting and helpful to users.
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Server sustainability research
UX RESEARCH
Investigating IT teams’ motivations and methods to reduce their server energy usage. Designing features to help teams meet their energy savings goals.
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IBM Cognitive Systems
UX DESIGN  UX RESEARCH
Collaborating with product managers, engineers, and fellow designers to improve the features and functionality of Cognitive Systems products.
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CHIM Heuristic Evaluation 
UX RESEARCH
Usability audit of CHIM, IBM’s smart card initialization and management interface
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Consumer goods & E-commerce


SPANX website
UX DESIGN  UX RESEARCH
Parterning with the E-commerce, Performance Marketing, and Customer Experience teams to derive actionable insights from user feedback, inform E-commerce strategies, and increase conversation rate for spanx.com.
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Nomad Beauty concept (for P&G)
PRODUCT DESIGN
Concept development—from ideation and market research to packaging design, branding, and concept testing—for a new product line that is kinder to the planet🌍🍃
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Fresh Forward app concept (for P&G)
UX DESIGN  UX RESEARCH
A system, comprised of both physical and digital products, to help tweens form good hygiene and personal care habits.
habits.
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Film & Media industry


Electrik Skin Productions
WEB DESIGN  VISUAL RESEARCH
Web design, branding, and marketing collateral for an Atlanta-based film production agency, Electric Skin Productions, and their corporate and film clients⚡️
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Her Middle East
WEB DESIGN
A digital archive introducing western audiences to film and media created, directed, and produced by Middle Eastern women
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Student projects & design challenges

via Georgia Tech


Costco App Design Challenge
UX DESIGN  UX RESEARCH
A short design exercise applying UX research and Figma wireframing practice to one of Costco shoppers’ biggest pain points: store navigation
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Hertz Design Challenge
UX DESIGN
A two-day design challenge to optimize aspects of the Hertz mobile for mid-career professionals traveling for work.
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Georgia Tech Running App
INFORMATION DESIGN 
Research and design for an app allowing the Georgia Tech running community to help keep each other safe through the sharing and display of data.
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Bits of Good, Product Designer & Bootcamp Instructor
UX DESIGN  EDUCATION
Bits of Good is an organization that parters Georgia Tech students with non-profits in need of design and development assistance.
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Motherboard video game
GAME DESIGN
A techno-thriller experiment using Autodesk Maya and Unity Game Engine
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