I'm a designer and a technologist. I strive to understand people through qualitative research, design unique products and services that fit discovered human needs, and prototype those solutions, building with code and other digital tools. I have worked in both the design and tech industries across a variety of verticals. I've built solid product development skills through a combination of both tech and design degrees and am confident taking a product from initial concept to research, synthesis, design, prototyping, development, and delivery stages. I've helped design and develop multiple tech products that have added value to my company/client in areas such as education, IoT, enterprise project management, enterprise asset management, drone management, and healthcare.
I am looking to work with passionate people who are solving difficult problems through the power of technology and the process of Human-Centered Design.
I just graduated with a Master of Arts in Design and Innovation in the Lyle School of Engineering at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, TX. I got my start in computer science at SMU where I fell in love with building technological products with just my brain and my keyboard, and sometimes an arduino and soldering iron. Somehow, though, I found myself incontent with just building things; I wanted to build things with purpose. That's when I found my current program, which teaches human-centered design: a framework for creating innovative solutions to intractable human problems. Along the way, I was able to pick up a sense of business as well through a few MBA classes and starting my own freelance company. I aim to combine all three skillsets to solve demonstrated human need through well designed technological experiences. I look forward to adding value in the professional world as a designer, product manager, or technologist at both product and consulting companies.
And My Design Philosophy
The innovation triad, a simple venn diagram, represents what I think it takes to be truly innovative. Composed of three parts, I see myself as capable or proficient in the three competencies that are required for an innovator to create significant impact. These are: human desirability, technical feasibility, and business viability. Let's jump into those.