I’m an experienced UX / product design leader with a passion for developing big ideas and working with teams to make them a reality. I lead my teams by creating the conditions for great work to get done. Primarily around design but also with our cross-functional partners. I do this by getting to know what drives everyone on my team and inspiring them. I have an extensive background in directing design and product teams to develop large-scale applications for desktop and mobile. I’ve also been instrumental in defining the brand and marketing strategy for startups I’ve helped to build out.
I currently lead UX design teams at LinkedIn. I recently directed product design teams at Pinterest focused on growth, content optimization, and advertising tools. Before Pinterest, I headed up product and design at Flite. There I led a team of UX designers, creative designers, and product managers. Snap Inc. acquired Flite in 2016. Prior to Flite, I was a Lead Interaction Designer for Digitas, helping companies such as Sephora, Safeway, and Microsoft with their online experience designs and strategy.
I hold an Associates Degree of Arts in visual communications from the Art Institute of Atlanta. After four years as a contributing editor for CreativePro.com, an online resource for creative professionals, I went on to author my first book, Adobe Creative Suite 2 How-Tos.
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