I’m a Staff Product Designer at Dropbox & longtime creative with almost 20 years of experience in design, UX, and art direction. I live in Brooklyn with Cap & Carver. My side hustles are baking and wine tasting.

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Staff Product Designer, 2015–now

I’m the design lead for a team that builds new collaboration tools for people who use Dropbox for work. I’m currently in an IC role, but I have also managed large, bi-coastal design teams that focus on simple and intuitive experiences for sharing, commenting, file activity, viewer information, and previews for over 200 file types.

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Design Lead, 2014–15

At Cover, I led branding and product design for a mobile experience to seamlessly pay and split the bill at the best restaurants in New York, San Francisco, and Los Angeles. During my time at Cover we rebranded and redesigned the app to add discovery features and improve core interactions like joining a table and splitting the bill.

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Sr. Product Design Mgr., 2011–14

At Etsy, I was the design lead for the Buyer Experience team that is responsible for intuitive search, discovery, and checkout experiences across millions of items. I helped scale the design team from seven people to over 20, I worked with a small cross-functional dream team—Frank Harris and Gio Kinkade—to redesign the listing page via a highly iterative process of testing over 20 variants, and I partnered with Jing Wei to art direct the use of illustration throughout the Etsy product.

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Art Director → Interactive Designer,

2007–11

I worked at The New York Times for four years and held two pretty different roles. As the Assistant Art Director for Op-Ed, I worked under Brian Rea and Leanne Shapton to collaborate with the world’s best artists and illustrators to create best-in-class editorial features. In 2010, I joined Khoi Vinh’s team as a Interactive Designer to leverage my art direction skills for special online news packages and new product experiences.

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Studio, Forever & always

I do special projects on the side. Freelance clients include Le Bain at The Standard, Coppola Winery, The New York Times, and M30. Hit me up—especially if it involves food, drawings, editorial, or news.

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Speaking

Podcasts