I am ambitious, driven, and constantly seeking to change, improve, and progress things. I despise being bored, both professionally and at home, and am always driven to do more, whatever that may be. I’ve never had a job that wasn’t in the internet design and development realm.
I am currently working at Venafi as a User Experience Manager. I help define and implement the UX and design process for the product and engineering departments. As a user experience manager, there is a lot of time spent on methodology and evangelism in addition to actually applying the methods to the products and features. Working in a company that is engineering-focused and based firmly in the mega-enterprise customer base, navigating the terrain that sometimes is the diametric opposite of quality UX can be a job unto itself.
I have a Bachelors degree is Psychology and Creative Writing, which I obtained while working full time as a designer and web developer. I am asked why I didn’t get a Computer Science of Design degree; I was already working and establishing a good career in web development and design, and wanted to get a degree that augmented my other passion, Behavioral Psychology and Writing.