I design complex information, a process situated at the intersection of art and analysis. My interdisciplinary approach to data innovation and product design benefits from my experience designing in different sectors and at a variety of scales.

I often operate as a translator between expert and audience, using narratives, metaphors, and images to foster communication. Aesthetic preferences can vary based on an audience’s background and experience; I employ human centered and participatory approaches in my work to create visuals and services that are accessible and engage the target audience where they are.


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Evidence-based Design + Strategy including: Data Innovation, Product design, Service and impact design. User research and ethnography. Participatory and human-centered approaches to design and facilitation.  Data driven communication strategies.

The design of complex information including:  Infographics, data visualization and user interfaces. Data analysis and reporting. Design for low-literate audiences including instructional design and curriculum development.