I communicate to express ideas, analyze concepts, and lead discussions.

Blending theory and practice, I communicate about my design work and design methods. My goal is to share my experiences in the field, foster a dialogue around important issues, and bring design scholarship and industry closer together.


Design Writing

Design is not Problem Solving
Published on Medium (December 2017)

Why? Because Passion Matters.
Published on Medium, Uncommon Sense (May 2014)

We Design for People and What They Value
Published on Medium, Uncommon Sense (November 2013)


Design Talks

What I Didn't Learn in School
University of Washington (June 2015) + Cal Poly, San Luis Obipso (May 2015)

Designing for People
HCI Seminar, Stanford University (May 2015)

The Challenge of Designing for Enterprise
Touchpoint Conference, Simon Frasier University (February 2015)


Design Teaching and Research

Graduate Teaching Assistant, Graduate Research Assistant
University of Washington (2010–2012)

Adjunct Faculty, Internship Coordinator
San Diego State University (2005–2009)

Adjunct Faculty
Point Loma Nazarene University (2009)