Lake of Glass, Rocky Mountain National Park
I'm a Product Designer focused on UX and UI. I use empathy to understand what users need and want and create new products that resonate with them, whether digital products or physical experiences. I was previously a chef at multiple Michelin-starred restaurants.
I started my career building websites at a St. Louis ad agency whose clients included Budweiser. I then spent many years working in various culinary roles at Michelin-starred restaurants across the U.S., where I was a "product designer for food": I designed menus, managed teams, mentored and taught culinary skills, sourced ingredients, and much more. I realized that one of the things I most enjoyed as a chef was solving problems by applying design thinking frameworks and approaching each problem with the customer (i.e., "the user") at the forefront. So I now work as a Product Designer and partner with companies across various UX and UI. needs.
I received my B.A. in Advertising and Design from Washington University in St. Louis.
When I'm not playing outdoors, I'm discovering new music or honing my cooking skills.
"Without deviation, progress is not possible." - Frank Zappa
"My whole wretched life swam before my weary eyes, and I realized no matter what you do, it's bound to be a waste of time in the end, so you might as well go mad." - Jack Kerouac