An interdisciplinary designer, developer and thinker. I work to help small teams thrive, developing systems, strategies and tools that bring cohesive ideas forward.

present

Reddgrid - Founder/Product Manager

2018–Present – Calgary, AB

  • Designing and building simple frontend and backend systems for ambitious product goals.
  • Productizing data queries for visualization and regularly scheduled reporting.
  • Architected a system of interconnected cloud services to distill massive datasets into a set of consumable services and microservices.

past

ScootProduct Design Lead

2018–2019 – San Francisco, CA

  • Lead, mentored and managed a small, extremely talented team of product designers, working to design for an international shared micromobility service.
  • Focused on building scalable, multi-dimensional UX and UI systems that allowed for deployment in multiple markets with multiple vehicle types.
  • Guided process and conversation to successfully complete a large number of targeted design projects at varying scales of complexity and timeframe.

AutomaticSenior Product Designer

2014–2018 – San Francisco, CA

  • Helped to lead the design/development of a perfectly scalable product framework for a far reaching Connected Car Applications platform.
  • Migrated fluidly between product design (ID, IA, UX, UI, IxD), and engineering roles to establish and deliver on strategic product goals.
  • Collaborated actively with exceptional product, design and engineering peers (hardware, web, iOS and Android).

IDEOPrincipal Interaction Designer

2010–2013 – Palo Alto, CA

  • Solved for very complex user problems, client goals and technical constraints.
  • Played a primary role in the deisgn of automotive, healthcare, public sector and financial service solutions for a range of international clients.
  • Integrated and collaborated as a member of a community composed of ever-inspiring, world class design leaders.
  • Advocated for design craft, growth as a design generalist while maintaining continued growth in the interaction design discipline.

FreelanceDesign Generalist

2001-2010 – Ottawa, ON

  • Consulted independently and collaborated in the design and build of a broad range of screen-based applications for a huge range of clients, markets and users (transportation, telecommunications, entertainment, retail, service industries etc).
  • Worked on projects ranging in scope from web, mobile web, iOS and Android solutions, providing support with any combination of IA, UX, IaD, UI, VD, prototyping and development needs.

TrueContext - UI Designer

2006-2007 – Ottawa, ON

  • Desktop, mobile, and web application visualization and conceptualization.
  • User interaction flow modeling and wireframing.
  • Development, unification and specification of product and corporate brand image, iconography and ‘look & feel’.

Hallgrimmson Product Design - Industrial Design Intern

Summer 2005 – Ottawa, ON

  • Consumer and medical product research and development for a range of market segments.
  • Product ideation through sketching, detail exploration and digital rendering.
  • Formal exploration and prototyping using a range of materials and rapid prototyping techniques.

education

Bachelor of Industrial Design w/ High Distinction

2007 – Carleton University, Ottawa, ON