Through my career, I’ve practiced visual, digital, brand, and experiential design - ultimately settling into my passion for user experience design. What connects users to your brand? Experiences that surprise and delight, are intuitive to use and exude authenticity and trust. I practice cross-disciplinary collaboration harnessing opportunities to mentor and learn from those around me.
Outside of the office I’m often cooking, sharing a good meal with friends, and learning about whatever subject I’m obsessed with at the moment - think medicine, politics, the history of Hawaii, etc. I also love an impassioned typeface (font) debate.
What is the most valuable tip you’ve received about your career?
Promote and celebrate your achievements; don’t underestimate your value.
Favorite Portland eatery?
How do I choose one? Ava Genes, Zilla Sake, Nong’s Khao Man Gai.
Where do you take first-time Portland visitors?
Powells, Timberline Lodge, Peninsula Park Rose Garden (it’s in my neighborhood!)