👾 I’m a Product Designer, Gamer, and Matcha sipper, currently living in Minneapolis, MN. I was born in Madison, WI and from a young age have had a competitive drive to be the best at whatever it is that makes me happy. In my free time, you’ll catch me playing with my grandfathers backgammon set, gaming on Apex Legends, and designing app/website concepts.
Right now, I’m designing product experiences and building design systems, at Halftone Digital. My goal is to continue to strengthen designer-developer relationships, and continue learning how I can make developers' lives easier. I hope to harness the power of design and development to bring decentralized communities together.
My process is flexible and relies on the complexity of the project and problem at hand. Generally speaking, the digram represented below showcases my process.
Many people have a story of how they found design. Each persons story is unique to them and interesting its own way. Here’s my story so far.
Helping out with FoF Design Systems community content
Flew to San Fransisco, CA in February for Figma's first ever event, Config 2020
Helped launch a new website for my agency @ Halftone.digital
Currently working on learning SwiftUI and Blender, while brushing up on my UI skills through ShiftNudge
Graduated in December of 2018 with a Bachelor of Design in Architecture
Started practicing System Design using the Atomic Design methodology
Hired on full-time at Halftone Digital in February of 2019
Developed my first site using Webflow
In my last semester of school I found a new interest for User Experience and Interface Design. An easy pivot from Architecture
Found a summer internship at a local AR startup called Praxik
During internship I designed a childrens app for the Science Museum of Minnesota called Dino Finder
Began learning HTML and CSS
Hired in fall of 2018 for a UX/UI internship at Halftone Digital
Moved to Minneapolis, MN where I began to study Architecture
Started college at University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
Started studying for a degree in business but then said “hell nah”
During my free time in the dorms I designed photo manipulations and logos for friends
Green Bay Packers win Super Bowl XLV
Got my first computer that was all MINE
Started designing graphics for people in the gaming community
Created first PSD + C4D template for a handful of gamers
Freshman Year of High school
The year of COD: Modern Warfare 2
Got my first videogame system (GameBoy Advanced)
Club Penguin was released and I had multiple in-game igloo parties
Millsberry was launched and I built a giant virtual mansion with friends
Born in Madison, WI at 9:48 PM *same time as father* (9:48 club)