I'm an Information Architect / UX Strategist trained in Library and Information Studies. I have 10+ years' experience in design research, information architecture, and interaction design. I help people do what they need to do, find what they need to find.
In order to understand your organization and users, I need to understand who I'm designing for and why. This requires a few design research activities to understand user and client needs.
User interviews and surveys
Information architecture allows you to understand your existing content, what new content you need, and how pieces of content are related. With IA, I have defined new navigation models and new ways of describing content so that users can find what they need, regardless of the device or platform they’re using.
Once I understand content and structure, I can start defining content priority through wireframes. Wireframes are simple blueprints to help visualize content and the priorities for each page. Wireframes emphasize content hierarchies where we can start to explore how users will interact with features and components of the site. I use interaction design patterns with accessibility and mobile-first in mind to ensure the best possible experience for every user.
Looking for portfolio samples? I've included a fun mixture of previous and current work for you. Some projects are part of my work as part of a larger agency, some are in-house, some freelance, and a couple just for fun. If you're looking for something specific, let me know.
Community building has been a large part of my identity since graduate school.
Volunteered, organized, found sponsors for World IA Day Los Angeles, San Gabriel Valley since 2015
Been part of the global team since 2018