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Retired Physicist

I’m a UX Designer with a multi-disciplinary background working in Health Care at 3M.

Former Bike Shop Guy

My experience in Design includes:
  • International research
  • Heuristic analysis
  • Enterprise worklists & workflow
  • Writing UX guidelines
  • Leading a division level design systems
  • Web design & development
  • Usability testing and reporting
  • Prototyping
  • Mentoring colleagues and direct reports
  • Journey Mapping
  • and more …

I work on complex and rigorous problems within an impactful space, building cohesive digital products.

I focus on aligning design strategies to business needs and building a transparent, collaborative team structure. Some of my current interests include systems thinking, design systems, and accessibility.

I take great pride in my ability to communicate and articulate ideas through design and visual language, but perhaps more importantly my ability to adapt to the needs of my team and the people for whom I design.

my kids and me
I graduated from the St. Johns University in 2002 with a degree in physics all the while more enthusiastically participating in art classes. Pottery being the class that really peaked my interests. My first real foray into the web and design was building out the physics club website. I recall thinking this could be something worth learning more about.

After undergrad I pursued a graduate degree in Optics at the University of Rochester in Rochester, NY. Although I enjoy the complexity, rigor and fundamental understanding of the way the world works, I soon realized that path was not meant for me. I left the program, worked a bike shop in Pittsford, NY and starting learning how to use dreamweaver, photoshop, and html … it was an incredibly freeing experience.

After the bike shop and a stint ski-bumming in Edwards, CO I got my first job in web and marketing at an incredible company called HeartMath. Tucked back in the Santa Cruz Mountains and run by a group of smart, caring and unique individuals. I managed email campaigns, designed websites, wrote an owners manual, built some flash tutorials and even started my short-lived career as a hand model.

After a few years, I ventured into the world of freelance and contracting working for some larger companies like Capella University and Best Buy. But really I enjoyed helping smaller companies build their digital presence.

More time passed and I eventually began working at an agency in Northeast Minneapolis called CreativeArc¬†. Over the years I’ve built hundreds of websites and brands for small business. Wanting to get into the enterprise space and work on more complex problems, I joined 3M in 2019.