I started my career as a designer 18 years ago as an intern for a design agency where I got my feet wet with my first web design project. It was the agency's first website project and I had web experience from school, so I jumped at the chance to design it. I went on to work as a digital designer at an interactive agency and then started my own company, designing and building websites, logos, and print projects for small companies.  

After ten years, I changed my focus to surface design, designing patterns and standalone illustrations for a variety of applications. But surface design felt just that, too much on the surface; I was missing the depth of more complex design problems. So, to update my skills, I took online classes and went through General Assembly’s 10 week User Experience Design Immersive program.