After attending the Rhode Island School of Design, I began my career in 1995, creating first-of-their-kind digital experiences for brands like MTV, FAO Schwartz, Sesame Street and Sony. My earliest design and IP development was recognized by Wired, ID Magazine, Communication Arts, Adobe/Macromedia, and awarded the One Club’s first-ever Gold Pencil advertising prize for Interactive. My RISD thesis project, LOVEDISK, was published by Paul Allen's Interval Research Lab, The Voyager Company, and was later showcased on CNN and at the Museum of the Moving Image
 My leadership spans 20+ years of product design and consumer brand experience working for agencies, start ups, and brand-side leadership roles. Empathy is the foundation of my process, employing UX research, observation, and prototyping to inform my human-centered approach and iterative refinement process. As an experienced leader that builds client trust and team loyalty, I'm comfortable building departments, culture, process, and empowering collaboration within a team and across an organization. 
Recent works cover the robotics, healthcare, entertainment, and publishing industries. The projects range from redesigning interfaces for iRobot's Department of Defense contracts, designing augmented reality features for Hasbro's MyMonopoly franchise, and gamifying medication reminder platforms used in clinical trials. Most recently, I led product design and UX research for the New York Daily News and co-directed its Innovation Lab.
I’m fascinated with the intersection of information and our evolving relationship to technology. As our digital lives become more automated and immersive, designers can make an impact evolving new interaction paradigms from voice & AI to Mixed Reality and spacial computing. And more importantly, product designers can combat dark UX patterns leading to disinformation and cognitive overload. As UX disciplines mature, I believe design innovation and mindfulness will evolve together to enhance life vs dominate it. In the past year, I moderated a panel on behalf of the NYDN Innovation Lab debating this topic:
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