Bridging user research with design thinking
I have over 10 years designing products and services. My methodologies focus on user research and behavioral insights. User-centered insights are fundamental to creating innovative products and services. As a design director and manager I engage my team and coworkers through design facilitation, collaboration, and hands-on participation.
I've worked in both fast paced startups such as GrubHub as well as on multi-touchpoint projects for complex enterprises like Google, TransUnion, DeVry, and Motorola. My approach to design leadership is to educate and work with organizations to implement custom design processes which build a focus on strategy.
Top DESIGN EDUCATION PROGRAM
Designation started as a evening school renting a room from a local agency. Within six months we secured our own offices and pivoted into a 12 week full time bootcamp where students would spend six days a week learning design. Since then we worked with the incubator 1871 and then moved into the WeWork family to be able to provide a 24 week program for people looking to accelerate their design careers.
Over 500 students have graduated from the program. 95.9% of our students get design job within 6 months and increase their salaries by 62%. In August 2018 we were acquired by WeWork.