I am a product creator, fractional lead, practitioner and mentor passionate about open source.
At the core of my work is the desire to create products, experiences, communities and practices that work, no matter what circumstances. To create a sustainable future, products that empower, connect, enable and support those making them.
I believe in a triage mind, I am passionate about thinking in systems and patterns. I have worn many hats, from design lead and operations roles to product delivery and hybrid functions. I’ve also worked across various industries, from product to enterprise.
My focus has remained, though, on creating experiences that get the job done they are intended for and applying just enough process, removing too much.
My background includes software engineering, psychology, design, art and performance. I have experience running workshops around the world and being a core committer and lead within one of the most significant open-source publishing projects, WordPress.
Among my notable achievements is co-leading as the design lead, the first phase release of Gutenberg, the WordPress block editing experience. I have also led projects within theme experience around WordPress and served as a full-time contributor.
My career journey has taken me from working at a startup, Extendify, as their head of design, to establishing structure with a leading WordPress-focused agency. Throughout my career, I have embraced various roles, from leadership to contributor, driven by my curiosity about all experience levels.
As I seek my next challenge, I am eager to bring my knowledge and experience to new collaborations. I would like to discuss how we can collaborate to create innovative solutions.
I have strong expertise across both design and development, and I am curious about both sides of this for my next role, particularly in the areas of product, which has seen a lot of my focus of late being a manager and delivering outcomes at scale.