I've spent my career with startups designing tech with positive impact
I've always been interested in design, architecture, and engineering. Before working in design, I created my own university degree in Human-Computer Interaction.
After, I was the first hire at YC-backed FarmLogs—just three people on a couch building a data platform to fight big agriculture companies. I led our entire product design and built our brand. We raised $35MM+, grew to 70 people, and onboarded ⅓ of American farmers on our platform.
As we grew, I became Director of Product Design, hiring an incredible design team and using design to drive company strategy.
Later, I was co-creator and lead instructor for a new design course at the University of Michigan. We built practical design and entrepreneurial skills in our students, who went on to work at Google, Asana, Microsoft, and other high-growth tech companies.
Now I work as an independent product design consultant for startups. I focus on visionary early-stage founders who share my belief that technology, with care, can be a force for good. I've worked with innovative companies in healthcare, agriculture, food systems, higher education, B2B SaaS, artificial intelligence, and many more.
I'm also the founder of Shuffleboard, a new tool for managing remote team discussions and feedback. Shuffleboard's entire early development, from idea to launch, was transparently recorded live on YouTube in its entirety.
I've also run local design organizations, served as mentor to companies in TechStars and Y Combinator, and spoken about design and creative process at Brown University and various conferences.
Originally from near Philadelphia, I'm based in Ann Arbor, MI.
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