Designer, drummer, & home cook based in Richmond, VA.
How did I get into UX?
A few years ago, I created a cooking blog called Sear & Simmer as a passion project where I could share my recipes, photos, and general love for cooking. I started out by just sharing photos on Instagram of foods I've enjoyed, and soon after that I launched a website. This way, I could also help people discover new foods, show them how to prepare their own meals, and truly enjoy every part of the cooking journey from scrolling through my website to searing on the stove.
It was while I was designing this site and really starting to dedicate myself to its quality and usability, that I had that "aha!" moment: I realized that what I was doing - brainstorming, researching, designing, and developing content - was UX design, and this could be so much more than just a hobby.
Beyond my work in UX
Creativity and communication are two of my favorite things in the world, and I'm thrilled to be able to utilize these skills every day both in my work and in my free time.
At any given time, you could find me learning a fun new groove on the drums, toying with some new flavor combinations in the kitchen, having a riveting conversation in ASL (American Sign Language) with my deaf grandparents over Skype, or snuggling up with my cats while we're watching King of the Hill.