Work, community, play


I recently moved from Chicago to New York City to join the design leadership team at Instagram. As a Product Design Manager, I have a focus on product foundations and design systems.

Sprout Social

As a Director of Product Design at Sprout Social, I looked after several design teams crafting best in class social media publishing, reporting and analytics tool sets for businesses of all sizes. In our work, we navigated the design of integrating two product platforms with our acquisition of Seattle-based premium analytics company, Simply Measured.

In addition to these product-focused teams, I helped stand up Sprout’s first Design Systems team. We’re adamant on unifying and simplifying the design language of Sprout’s entire brand and UI ecosystem. We look to make it easier and faster for our design and engineering teams to make quality software.

We’re proud of the team we’re growing and the work we’re building. In 2018, our team was recognized with AIGA’s Corporate Leadership Award, celebrating design excellence in business. Learn more about us in our recent profile by InVision.

All together now

Trunk Club

I served as the head of the Product Design team for Trunk Club, leading a talented group of designers rethinking fashion retail. We positioned Design as a strategic partner to the business, providing research, software design, to in-person customer experience design. I enjoyed defining career paths, setting industry-standard salaries, and encouraging our team to practice writing. In addition to leading the Product Design team, I directed the 2017 redesign of Trunk Club’s marketing site, focusing on the at-home trunk business while reshaping a more approachable brand.

Fancy Friday in full effect

AIGA Chicago

From 2015–2017, I served as a President for AIGA Chicago, leading a board of directors and volunteers to educate and connect Chicago design communities. We sought critical discourse on design and focused on making our industry more inclusive through events and initiatives that elevate diversity and civic duty. See what it’s like being involved with AIGA Chicago.

Empowering community through design

Portfolio archives

I’m a formally-trained graphic designer that transitioned from brand work to software design over the years. You can see older portfolios through archives I’ve been keeping since 2006. (Including old, embarrassing college work.)

Be weird, make weird

Layer Tennis

Just for fun, check out the hilariously-written commentary on these Layer Tennis matches as I take on my pals Kate Bingaman-Burt, Jessica Hische, Armin Vit, Mark Weaver, and Noper in all-out design battles.

Work history


  • Basecamp
  • Sprout Social
  • Threadless
  • Tock
  • Trunk Club


  • AIGA Chicago
  • Chicago Portfolio School
  • CreativeMornings Chicago
  • Designation
  • InVision Design Leadership Forum
  • Society of Typographic Arts
  • Starter League
  • Techstars


  • AIGA
  • Allstate
  • Barilla
  • Culligan
  • Google
  • Harley-Davidson
  • Rand McNally
  • Rule29
  • Sears
  • Segura Inc.
  • SC Johnson
  • Valspar

For more working history, you can see my LinkedIn.

Try new things

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These words want to be read, not squished.