I’m a UX designer with a background in journalism and psychological research. I am committed to solving complex problems with simple designs. I'm driven by an inquisitive nature with a penchant for storytelling and revelatory interviews, with a proven track record of growing audiences and creating engaging content.
During my decade as a music journalist and news reporter, I composed hundreds of articles on everything from breaking news and obituaries to uncovering the latest in rising talent and cultural trends and phenomena. Through it all, I honed the art of uncovering the mysteries behind human behavior and motivation through research, deducing the right interview questions to ask and observing the unspoken while adhering to inflexible deadlines and collaborating with multiple stakeholders and departments. Bylines include Consequence of Sound, Vice (Noisey), Daily Voice, Pass the Aux, The New York Times, The MAT Magazine, Lyynks Music, Smashd, Be in a Band or Die and more. In addition to spearheading various research projects as a reporter and editorial director, I ran and debriefed hundreds of participants in a relationship study as a research assistant with the psychology department at UCLA.
Now I am committed to fusing my empathetic human-centered approach to research and storytelling with technology to solving problems to design products that are as useful as they are uncomplicated.
The Paranoyds Eat Their Own (Vice)
Primavera Sound 2016: Radiohead, Lush, The Avalanches Triumph (The MAT Magazine)
Time Travel, Film and Madonna: An Interview with L.A. Witch (The MAT Magazine)
Green Man 2015 Festival Review: The 15 Best Sets + Photos (Consequence of Sound)
Interview: Zoë Kravitz and Live Review: Lolawolf at Los Angeles' Bootleg Bar (Consequence of Sound)
Festival Outlook: The OutKast Effect (Consequence of Sound)
A Sea of Pulp: Writings Aboard S.S. Coachella (Consequence of Sound)
10 Things to Do in NYC Now (The New York Times)
Beach Goth 4, Day One: The Freaks Come Out (Vice)
Tokimonsta (Serato Studio)