I’m the Lead Product Designer (Shipwright) here at Airship. I lead mapping sessions with our clients to help define who their users are, the problem we’re trying to solve for them, and the best way to go about creating beautiful products that are delightful and easy to use. Good design is all about putting the user first – and to do that, you have to know and understand your users. This is where user research plays a huge part in determining our customer’s success – in order to understand your users, you need to understand what problems they face, what fears they have, what motivates them, and what their goals are. As a user experience professional, it’s my job to dig into those questions so that we can make data-informed decisions to create the best products and services possible.
I graduated from the University of Montevallo with a degree in Fine Arts (graphic design). I’ve been designing things for well over a decade working in marketing, publishing, healthcare/medical, and fin-tech. I started out as a print designer working in publishing and advertising, but after being tasked with creating marketing emails at a previous company, I fell in love with coding. From there, I began designing mobile apps, responsive websites, web apps and enterprise applications.
I live in Alabaster with the love of my life, Bryan, our three kids, and our 3 rescued pets – Harley (pit bull/teddy bear mix), Nacho (domestic short hair, a.k.a Ms. Murder Mittens), and Greyson (long haired floof). As a family, we love spending time outdoors – camping, hiking, fishing, kayaking, and can usually be found at the lake during the summer. I’ve coached my daughter’s soccer team for the past 5 years and it’s like having 15 bonus daughters. I love to read, am obsessed with podcasts (true crime), and occasionally will binge Netflix in rare moments of free time.