We are a boutique UX design studio that helps organizations launch new or improved products and services. Learn more at nonlocal.studio.
I provide fractional and project-based services to agencies and in-house design teams. Get in touch to learn more.
Data-driven insights that turn ambiguous problems into actionable opportunities.
People-friendly products and services built through iterative prototyping and inclusive co-design.
In-the-room and remote workshops designed to strengthen client, student, and citizen capacity in design thinking.
Customized strategy to grow small and non-tech organizations’ design processes and workflows.
Get in touch with me to discuss how I can help your organization.
Part of a cross-agency team in the California state government that prototyped and launched the California Design System, a tool that makes it easy for state teams to build digital services that meet the needs of Californians.
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For the past decade, I've worked alongside organizations and the communities they serve to help them solve problems and create new digital products and services through human-centered design.
I’m a generalist with deep expertise in creating functional and people-friendly user experiences for digital products. In addition to UX design, I lead research studies, design sprints, service design projects, and training workshops for people and organizations across the globe.
As a lead designer at Grameen Foundation’s AppLab, I designed and prototyped mobile financial services for people living on less than $2.00 per day. As a result, commercial banks in East Africa were able to tailor their services to the needs of their growing rural customer base. More recently, I worked with Blue State to design and launch a platform that helps low-income households in California access the state’s ecosystem of programs fighting climate change and economic inequality (dive into the project details).
Currently, I provide project-based services for agencies and in-house design teams. I also operate Nonlocal, a boutique UX design studio that helps organizations launch new or improved products and services.
I believe design is the key to unlocking collective ingenuity and tackling tough problems.
I navigate ambiguity and come out on the other side with clarity and action.
I’ve been around the block so my design instincts are built on well-earned successes and failures.
I’m grateful for a seat at the table and don’t take that for granted.
I invite zigs and zags because that’s how worthwhile solutions are discovered.
I’m accountable to my personal biases so that my work creates genuine change.
Every single action I take is process-oriented and guided by purpose.
Want to bring me in to speak to your team or audience? Get in touch.