I'm a Digital Product Designer focusing on web and application design located on the outskirts of Rochester, NY. I have a multi-disciplinary design background and I aim to help make people's interactions with their software as frictionless as possible.
I am Head of Design at RV LIFE & Social Knowledge. Our design team works with multiple product teams to help turn complex products into useful tools that help people feel comfortable and in-charge of their digital experience.
As I kept digging more into cars, early in high school I started taking technical drafting courses as electives. Originally this was because I wanted to learn the basics to automotive design, but that also introduced me to the technical side of architectural drawings and drafting fundamentals. Soon after, I would tell anyone who would listen that I was going to be an architect.
So I headed off to college focused on Architecture & Urban Planning, but architectures slow moving nature frustrated me. I still find great joy in the design of buildings, but I feel this was a stepping stone to find the type of work I really wanted to be doing.
“An architect's most useful tools are an eraser at the drafting board and a wrecking ball at the site.”
— Frank Lloyd Wright
It took years of work after first digging in, to become proficient with product design. I've always enjoyed looking for answers, or new and unique ways to solve problems. I love the elasticity and ever-changing landscape of software product design, and that you'll never know everything. Each user who uses your product can tell you something, and the speed at which you can create software and testable prototypes makes it an extremely fun and addicting place to build out and evolve ideas.