I'm excited to join this community.
Where in the world are you?
Apex, North Carolina
What stage of your career are you at?
I've been doing UX/UI for a long time now. For the last year and a half I've lead a team of 7 designers at Help Scout. Before that, I lead a team of 34 designers at WordPress.com. I'm not excellent at any one thing, but I am well rounded in lot's of areas. Basically, I'm a unicorn designer, and have zero shame in that fact. It has served me well throughout my career.
What are your current challenges?
I'm an introvert. I work remotely in an office in my backyard.
Over the years, I've learned a lot. I've been very blessed to work with some extremely smart people. I now have a strong desire to give back to this community, but it requires that I get out of my insulated introvert comfort zone.
I'm excited to contribute where I can.
What aspect/s of UX are you passionate about?
I love clean, usable, bloat-less interfaces. I’m a huge fan of iterative design, polishing everything until it’s perfect, and measuring changes to gauge what sort of impact they’ve made.
Cats or dogs?
Kids. We have 3 kids. An 8 year old girl. A 4 year old boy, and a 2 year old girl.
While they frequently act like animals, sadly (and much to my 8 year old daughters disappointment) we are not pet people... Maybe some day though!