Ever since I was a kid, I loved taking things apart.

Screwdriver in hand, I would take anything and everything apart… just to peek inside. I have always had a curiosity to understand how the objects in my world work. This curiosity quickly led to my second love: fixing things. šŸ˜‚

Today, Iā€™m still taking things apart: a frothless espresso machine, a broken lamp, a shattered iPhone screen, a faulty furnace. Sometimes, though, what Iā€™m taking apart is more ethereal: a poorly performing mobile application, a petulant purchase flow, or some other daunting design objective. Though the tools are different, the curiosity to learn, the desire to understand, and the drive to solve are all the same.

Being a designer, thinker, and tinkerer allows me to apply my childhood passions to my work. It’s who I’ve always been. It is my why.

I’ve modeled my portfolio around Simon Sinek’s “Golden Circle,” so if you’re unfamiliar with it, start there. It’ll be worth your time. Then come back to find out who I am as a designer, how I design, what I’ve designed and how I lead.