At NPR Digitial Media Design, I lead research and contribute design to digital environments on national platforms. Since joining the team in November 2014, I have designed systems that smooth the user journey between national platforms, researched how NPR One listeners choose to donate to stations, and created book guides for the Morning Edition book club:

  • Book guide for A God in Ruins: A Novel
  • Book guide for Deep Down Dark: The Untold Stories of 33 Men Buried in a Chilean Mine, and the Miracle That Set Them Free.

The guides are companions to the first two installations of the Morning Edition book club.

IA Summit

From 2014-2015, I was one of three co-chairs for the IA Summit, held in Minneapolis, Minnesota, April 23-27. You can get a peek of this community-organized conference through the IA Summit behind the scenes posts on my blog.


From 2011-2014, I planned and moderated UX research, prototyped new designs, and contributed to information architecture strategies at DC UX agency EightShapes.

FHI 360

From 2008-2011, I made websites and advocated for users at a non-profit now a part of FHI 360. Through usability testing and non-leading interviews, I learned ways to make the Rwanda Education Commons helpful for users in teacher training schools. I served as REC’s front-end developer and prototyper, and contributed to its user interface design. Work included:

  • Wireframes from sketches to interactive prototypes,
  • Diagrams other than wireframes, and
  • Research, such as usability testing, card sorting, and more.

You can download a PDF version of my FHI 360 portfolio.

Personal projects

Grinnell Plans theme "Ever So Simple"

A CSS theme for Grinnell Plans -- a blogging site run and developed by Grinnell College students and alumni. Access to Plans is limited to students, alumni, and professors. Check out a sample of the Ever So Simple theme.