A story about myself

Through a series of unfortunate events, I found myself trapped in my bathroom with no door handle.

For two hours I tried yelling for help and experimenting with different possible handle creations. Using found objects I created a handle out of a cap and an open shower curtain ring.

 
 

Future bathroom requirements

  1. Bathroom must have a window ๐Ÿ†˜ 
  2. Bathroom doors must open outwards or at least be able to remove the door ๐Ÿ›  from the inside 
  3. Always bring your ๐Ÿ“ฑ to the bathroom
  4. Prototyping saved my life
  5. I am a master builder ๐Ÿ’ช
 
 

I'm inspired by places

My day to day 

 

& people.

Here are a few people who have made me the designer I am today. 

๐Ÿ‘‰ A thinker. She applies the design process to all aspect of life and can help you solve any problem.

๐Ÿ‘‰ A trend creator and risk taker. He is ahead of the curb and knows how to lead in design.

๐Ÿ‘‰ An inventor. He gets his hands dirty and makes things a reality.

๐Ÿ‘‰ My previous boss at Axon. He taught me how to work my strengths and not apologize for them. 

๐Ÿ‘‰ A storyteller. She can explain anything to anyone, clearly and beautifully. 

๐Ÿ‘‰ My first mentor. We collaborated and became partners in crime at Microsoft. 

๐Ÿ‘‰ An artist and designer. She believes in craft and makes things beautiful and practical. 


 

I've had the opportunity to speak at events

 
 

2016

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AIGA emerge 

Spoke to student and professional designers about the employment process, do's and don'ts, and how to get ahead of the game. 

 
 
 

2014

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idea camp workshop 

Partnering with Allison Tran, we taught a three day workshop on design to students participating in Microsoft's elite startup summer incubator. 

 
 
 

& take on important initiatives at work

 

Grace Hopper at Axon

I lead Grace Hopper for the company and each year try to grow our support and impact for the event. I've created a process to empower women and men.

 

Pride at Axon

Last year, our office manager Candice Smith started and coordinated Axon's participation in the Seattle pride parade. I helped coordinate the design and swag. This year will be our second time and now more offices nationally are participating!