Currently, I’m a

UX/UI (User Experience / User Interface) Designer at Principal Financial Group.

Ask me about what I do there – I get into some interesting projects and niches. Things like:

  • Iterative experience design, from brainstorming, concepts and research, to prototyping, refining and implementing. It’s all fun stuff!
  • Web analytics work, finding meaning in dense information.
  • A/B testing and Conversion Rate Optimization. This is new stuff at Principal, and I’m excited to help push it forward.
  • Lots of presenting ideas, coordinating, and project management. All things I’m getting better at, but want to get much better at.

student at Iowa State University.

I’m working through a Master’s degree in Human Computer Interaction (HCI) and should graduate in 2020. I’ve covered a lot of topics, like:

  • HCI principles and models
  • Game based learning
  • Cognitive psychology
  • AR / VR applications
  • Journalism and mass communication
  • Tech ethics and philosophy

Check out a few HCI projects here >

In the past, I’ve

interned as a UX designer

  • at Visual Logic Group, a UX consultancy in NE Iowa.

completed an undergraduate degree in Interactive Digital Studies.

spent a summer working for AmeriCorps.

worked in customer and IT support.