I'm a multidisciplinary designer and multi-instrumentalist creating work that focuses on diverse inclusion, social impact, and explores the boundaries of art, language, and communication.
Currently, I live in Washington, DC and work remotely designing digital products and managing a design system for Oracle. I am a strong believer in the strength of community and helping others, so in my free time I mentor new designers through platforms like Out Of Office Hours and LinkedIn. In that spirit, I also volunteer in DC helping people obtain their necessary life documents.- "Let's change the way we eat, let's change the way we live, and let's change the way we treat each other." — Tupac Shakur, 1992
Communicating honestly and transparently helps me to understand others and allows me to better be understood. Listening to someone speaking takes precedence over checking the latest notification received, so I keep my phone on 'Do Not Disturb' to ensure I am fully engaged in the present moment and giving the human or task at hand the attention it deserves.
Instead of being very active on social media, I value in-person interactions which provide a more welcoming space for emotion, clarity, and appropriate silence. This is difficult as an introvert, but I've found that staying connected with the world beyond the screen improves the wealth of my mind and the health of my heart.
Giving back of my resources and gifts is worth more to me than receiving clout or money. Monetization is never the first goal of any project I create. It is important to me to be present among marginalized communities and educate myself on the way others experience the world. The more empathy we gain for others, the more harmonious we can live among each other and help give of what we each have to benefit the greater good of humanity.
Creative inspiration and spiritual growth occur most when I listen to people who are different than myself share their stories. Recognition of privilege by way of race, class, and access to resources is necessary for me to acknowledge differing perspectives. I typically find this in music, podcasts, books, film, and most of all, through engagement with others.
I believe that practice makes progress. Striving for perfection limits my ability to connect to my purpose. Design and music are both forms of communication I use that can transcend barriers of culture, language, and emotion.
Oracle Data Cloud Analytics
Oracle Data Cloud Analytics are a set of enterprise tools to help companies and agencies make more data informed decisions.
Surface data ingest and campaign delivery analytics into a usable interface that allows users to filter data and receive summarized reports and alerts.
Existing users who identify as Data Analysts on accounts that ingest first-party data and delivery audience campaigns.
Oracle Data Cloud Design System
Oracle Data Cloud uses a design system influenced by Oracle’s design system, Redwood, and is built on React with a separate HTML/CSS framework.
Visual Design, Management
Create cohesion between design and development to build more efficient, consistent, and aligned workflows. Enable end-users to benefit through UI familiarity. Encourage more progression through monetarily performing features to meet business goals.
Internal design and development teams, with impact on end-user clients.
ADT Control, built on Alarm.com infrastructure, is a native iOS and Android app which allows homeowners to manage their security and automated devices.
Product Design, Interaction Design
Design a way for users to quickly and easily control their home automation devices, and allow them to see information at a glance that is pertinent to their needs.
Homeowners with security and home automation installed.
Halfdollar is a free spreadsheet budgeting template built to help people log transactions organizationally, share with others, and take control of their finances.
Creation, Design, Development
Create a manual budget that can be easily accessed, used, shared, and translated to different currencies.
People with more than one income source, more than five recurring expense transactions, more than ten nonrecurring expense transactions, and goals to save money every month.
The Sound Color Project is an exploration to enable accessibility to sound through light and color, particularly for people experiencing hearing impairment.
Creation, Research, Design
Explore visual mediums to experience music and sound digitally.
People who play and listen to music, especially those who experience hearing impairment.
FeedNurses.com helps connect people willing to help buy a meal for a hospital worker on the frontlines with hospitals full of these people.
Co-Creation, Design, Frontend Development
Create a simple way to help people donate to hospital workers in the form of providing an amount to cover a meal.
Hospital workers who work shifts that span across 2 or more meals and have to normally purchase these meals for themselves.
SamCart is an eCommerce platform focused on channeling the entire shopping and checkout experience into a one-page user flow.
Product Design, Animation, Marketing Design, Branding
Redesign the SamCart platform to build consistency in the user interface and improve user experience for managing their products.
Users selling single products with different tiers and promotions, needing one place to manage sales, orders, affiliates, and customers.
Eat Chesapeake is a brand representing a fleet of restaurants with a catering arm of the business, with a culinary theme revolving around the Chesapeake Bay in Maryland.
Web Design, Graphic Design, Branding
Develop a visual brand, voice, and all design assets including website, menus, signage and advertising.
New and returning customers to the restaurant interested in learning more about services or placing an online order.
Daily UI is a series of design challenge prompts sent to your inbox everyday for 100 days.
Challenge myself to animate every single design prompt and never miss a day.