Hi!

I'm currently drinking coffee and designing the future at Airbnb in San Francisco.

I have a fierce passion for Experience, Product, Systems, UI, UX, Visual and Data Design. I enjoy exploring experimental interfaces (FUI), emerging technologies, cryptocurrencies, asteroid mining and commercial space travel.

I have a wide range of experience designing for data, development, security, tools, travel, enterprise, retail, music, the arts and more.

I thrive in the unknown and excel at simplifying the complex.

 

Experience

Airbnb
Experience Design Lead
Design Team Lead, Data Design
Primary Focus: Data Visualization, Information Dense and Map Design patterns
Creator of Data DLS, Airbnb's Data Design Language System
Founder, Natives - Airbnb's Native American diversity group

Salesforce
Senior Product Designer
Analytics UX Team, Design Systems Team

Huge
Interaction Design Trainee
Huge UX School

Education

(KCAI) Kansas City Art Institute
BFA, Graphic Design
Class of 2013

Talks

  • Data Visualization Tech Talk @ Airbnb - Data visualization in product design
  • Guest Speaker @ Tradecraft - UX designer career advice
  • Pecha Kucha Houston @ University of Houston - Becoming a graphic designer

Accomplishments

Professional

  • Shorty Social Good Awards 2016
    Winner in Emergency Relief
    Airbnb Disaster Tool

  • Red Dot Award - Communication Design 2015
    Awarded a Red Dot for "high design quality" by a 27-strong international panel of experts.
    Salesforce Wave (Analytics)

  • Apple - WWDC15 - WatchOS2 Featured App
    One of only two non-Apple examples shown.
    Salesforce Wave (Analytics)

  • Apple - Apple Watch "Spring Forward" Launch Event 
    Salesforce Wave (Analytics)
    • First featured non-Apple app on stage
    • First Enterprise App for Apple Watch
    • Featured Watch App on Apple's Watch Apps site at launch
    • App represented in Apple's Apple Watch commercial
  • Apple - Apple Watch, App Store - First Featured App for Business / Work
    Salesforce Wave (Analytics)
     
  • Webby Awards - Honoree - Best Mobile User Interface
    Salesforce Wave (Analytics)
     
  • GDUSA - American Web Design Awards - Mobile Category Winner
    Salesforce Wave (Analytics)
     
  • BMA - Gold Award - Best Mobile App User Interface
    Salesforce Wave (Analytics)
     
  • Appy Awards - Business Category Winner
    Salesforce Wave (Analytics)
     
  • (X4) 2014 US Mobile & App Design Awards
    Salesforce Wave (Analytics)
    • App Design Champion - Chairman's Award (Best in Show)
    • Best Audience Migration to Mobile Technology
    • Best Measurement Solution
    • Best Line of Business
  • Canon - Pixma 9000 Commercial Contest Winner
    Funwunce Collaboration
     
  • Houston Press - Best CD Cover, 2009
    Young Mammals CD Cover
     
  • Houston Press - Best New Gallery, 2008
    ArtStorm Gallery, Board Member

Student

  • GDUSA - 2013 Top Student to Watch
  • Adobe - Above the Fold - App Design
  • KCAI School of Design - The Ellen Lupton Award
    "Awarded for positive citizenship and leadership in KCAI's graphic design community."
  • KCAI School of Design - The Armin Hofmann Award
    "Awarded for outstanding rigor, diligent process and commitment to design."
  • AIGA KC - (2X) A8 Design Awards
  • Adobe - Muse Site of the Day
  • Folly Theater - Jazz Poster Contest
  • AIGA KC - A7 Design Award
  • HCC Central - Juried Student Exhibition - 1st Place
  • HCC Central - (2X) Art Department Certificates of Excellence

Scholarships

  • AIGA World Studio Scholarship - Coyne Family Foundation Award
  • AAF-KC / AD-Club - Kansas City Foundation Scholarship Winner
  • KCAI - Competitive Transfer / Merit Based Scholarship
  • Wyandotte Nation - Undergraduate Scholarship

Exhibitions

  • "But I Haven't Got a Stitch to Wear" @ El Bambi
  • "POSTERior 2013" @ Columbia College Chicago
  • "POP: Graphic Design Senior Show" @ The Kansas City Art Institute
  • "AIGA KC A8 Design Awards Gala & Exhibition" @ The Guild
  • "2012 Free Press Summer Fest Artist Series Poster Show" @ Station Museum of Contemporary Art
  • "Design Is..." in coordination with Design 360 @ Liquid 9
  • "Poster Art Show" @ Sig's Lagoon
  • "AIGA KC A7 Design Awards Gala & Exhibition" @ River Market Event Place
  • "AIGA KC Reach Out and Read Poster Event" @ The Simpson House 
  • "ISM Polaroid Book Release:
    Still Developing: A Story of Instant Gratification" @ Deyermond Art + Books
  • "Boarded Up - The Art of Surf and Skate" @ Gallery M Squared
  • "Luck of the Draw 9 @ DiverseWorks"
  • “Free Press Summer Fest Poster Show” @ Cactus Music
  • “HCCS Student Show” @ T&C Campus
  • "Flatstock 24"
  • "Perfect 10s" @ Black Swan
  • "Pecha Kucha Houston - Vol. 2" @ University of Houston College of Architecture
  • "ISM : Instant Gratification" @ Copro Gallery
  • "A.K.A." @ Obsolete Gallery
  • “HCCS Student Show” @ Central Campus
  • “Making Moves” @ Zeppelin
  • “ISM : Instant Gratification” @ Hibbleton Gallery
  • "Making Moves" @ The Green Room / Warehouse Live
  • "Halloween Art Show" @ Winter Street Studios
  • “HCCS Student Show” @ Central Campus
  • "A.K.A." @ Peel / Alias Gallery 
  • "Vanishing Lessons" @ Three Muse Gallery
  • “Westheimer Block Party” @ Montrose
  • "Shoot from the Hip" @ ArtStorm Gallery
  • "Luck of the Draw 7" @ D!verseWorks
  • “Creature Comforts" @ ArtStorm Gallery
  • "Sew-Op Benefit" @ Cellspace Gallery
  • ”A.K.A.” @ Han Cholo
  • “Sinners & Saints” @ PremiumGoods
  • “Versus III: These Weapons Are Love" @ 1415 Gallery
  • “Abstraction” @ Gallery Lombardi
  • “Zeitgeist Collective Art Show #1” @ Numbers
  • “Abstraction” @ Cotton Exchange
  • “Zeitgeist Collective Art Show #2” @ Notsuoh
  • “Abstraction” @ Cotton Exchange
  • “Raw” @ Premium Goods
  • “More Ways Than One” @ Premium Goods
  • “A.K.A. A Bandana Art Show” @ Winter Street Studios
  • “Westheimer Block Party” @ Helios
  • “Overgrown" @ Corner of Numbers and Westheimer
  • ”Abstraction” @ Helios
  • "Don’t Sleep!" @ Premium Goods
  • “Art Crawl Houston” @ The Foundry
  • "We Are Hollow Men" @ Keene St. Warehouse
  • “La Destrucción” @ The Silo
  • The (Three) Horsemen of the Apocalypse @ Super Happy Fun Land
  • "Art for Medicinal Purposes" @ Southmore House
  • "Skyscrapers Sink into the Ground... All Static, No Noise..." @ Super Happy Fun Land