Formerly at Google, BMW, Wells Fargo, WalmartLabs. Run my own design consultancy in Silicon Valley now.
I got my start in teaching helping career changers make a transition into UX by way of a 10-week, full-time immersive program at General Assembly. I'm very passionate about teaching and mentoring-- I must be, because there's not a lot of money in this!
The unique perspective I bring to your design challenges is based on my unique background: because I'm a mix of very disparate cultures (American growing up in Germany), I connect subjects that other designers aren't able to connect as easily. This leads to seeing opportunities that would stay undiscovered if you worked with someone who does not have this perspective.
I graduated with a Master's Degree in Media System Design from one of the top universities in Germany. Over the last decade, I've worked in all aspects of the design process at some point: frontend dev, engineering, visual design, prototyping/interaction/UX, product.