I create immersive beauty with interactive technology.
As a teenager, I designed, built and maintained a large saltwater aquatic ecosystem that sustained a spectacular array of the most beautiful organisms in the world. I relished the moments when I could stare at the movement, color and landscape created by the fish and corals. Over those six years, I gained a deep sense of ways that encourage curiosity and wonder in my audience members, and a keenness in shaping a beautifully immersive experience through technology.
I'm a systems-thinker, a synthesizer and technology tinkerer that's constantly challenging myself through making.
Over the years I have cultivated a skillset in the following:
And, these are the tools that I use:
I'm a creative who uses the approach and tools of design to create new meaning in the world.
Other than being a gummy bear connoisseur, a spontaneous dancer, and a hydrology nerd, I possess an insatiable desire to learn and make with new technologies, techniques, and tools that is both immersive and interactive. I draw inspiration from the natural world and mythologies. I often find myself envisioning how technology affects community.
My superpower is that I combine my design thinking with business thinking. Prior to my formal design education, I enjoyed a 8-year professional career in several customer-facing roles, including sales engineering, with an undergraduate degree in Environment, Economics and Politics and as a member of multi-generational entrepreneurial family.
“Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic”