Work

Full-time Roles

Product Designer

AngelList

Oct 2018 - current

I joined a small team of 💪 engineers at AngelList to simplify the fundraising experience and help even more startups get the $$$ they need to make investments for rapid growth.

Sr. UI/UX Designer

Twitch

Sep 2016 - Apr 2018

At Twitch, I was responsible for driving, collaborating, and executing on a shared design vision and strategy for the Creator dashboard experience. Project areas included stats and data story experiences, event creation and management, design systems, changelogs, permissions, and gamification.

Sr. User Experience Designer

Yahoo

Jan 2015 - Sep 2016

I joined Yahoo in 2015, through the BrightRoll acquisition. In addition to continuing to lead projects for people creating, managing, and reporting on video ad campaigns using the Brightroll DSP, I supported design system work for an Audience Insights product and led a small team of designers to present a vision for a unified platform experience.

Sr. User Experience Designer

BrightRoll

Aug 2013 - Jan 2015

I joined BrightRoll in 2013, where I worked with a team of full-stack UX designers, product managers, eng manager, and engineers on the award-winning BrightRoll Console to deliver features to save customers time, increase confidence in decisions, and help sales close deals.

UX Designer + Product Manager

UserTesting

Aug 2011 - Aug 2013

In my two years as a UX Designer/Product Manager at UserTesting, I prepared projects for review with engineering and worked with co-founders to review and plan backlog. I helped increase average order size and gifted time back to users through improvements in the video player and editing tools, test creation flows, dashboard, feedback collection tools, support center, and more.

Teaching + Mentoring

Weekly Design Office Hours

YouTube

May 2019 - Present

Join me for live design mentor office hours weekly on Thursday at 6pm PT / 9pm ET on YouTube.

Want to ask a question, but find it difficult to join the live stream? Add your question to the queue.

UX Design Mentor

Designlab

Mar 2015 - 2018

I've worked with dozens of aspiring and high-potential designers from diverse backgrounds as they tackle Designlab courses like User Research and Interaction Design to develop critical skills for a career in UX and Product Design.

Part-time Faculty

Academy of Art University

Jan 2014 - May 2015

As a part-time faculty in the School of Web Design & New Media at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, I taught intermediate user experience design and front-end development to dozens of students.

Volunteering

Design Mentor + Speaker

Cascade

Jan 2015 - Present

Andi Galpern created Cascade to help designers learn new skills, build a network, and keep up with the design field. I've had a lot of fun helping next-gen designers through UXNight speed mentoring events and presenting on topics like, "How to Fix Your UX Portfolio".

Chrome Browser Extensions

Visual Design Quick Tests

Chrome Browser Extension

My first browser extension was a tool for designers, making it convenient to apply filters for quick visual design tests and to simulate common forms of color blindness.

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TODO

Chrome Browser Extension

My second browser extension helped make it easy for me to keep a simple to-do list synced across computers.

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Quick Count

Chrome Browser Extension

My third browser extension scratched my itch for an even more convenient way to count characters, words, and estimated reading time.

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Side Projects

UX Design Contests

Personal project

I started facilitating contests for UX/UI Designers featuring design projects to help them practice a variety of skills, including writing case studies or presenting their project. I support contests with live workshops on YouTube.

Learn more at uxdesigncontest.com

Dialogue Flow Design Tool

Personal project

One of my go-to methods for mapping out ideal user flows is to think of them as conversations between users and the system. I turned my Sketch-based dialogue flow tool into a simple web app.

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Trip Idea Generator

Personal project

As part of facilitating UX Design Contests, I often support designers by live streaming my own process tackling the contest challenge. For one contest, I designed a simple trip idea generator with HTML + CSS + JS and hosted it on CodePen.

Check it out