I use my background in design and technology to collaboratively research unmet needs and innovate for patient populations.

EDUCATION

MFA, Parsons The New School For Design, New York, NY, 2008-10 Design + Technology: Emphasis on interactive design and research on how medical technology design impacts psychosocial factors.

Certificate, ATLAS Institute, Boulder, CO, 2006-08, Technology, Arts,+ Media: Focus on learning multimedia programs and working with interdiscplinary teams on design and coding projects. 

BFA, University Of Colorado, Boulder, CO, 2003-08, Digital Art: Emphasis on mixed media practices such as digital art, physical computing, and photography. 

SKILLS + STRENGTHS

Computer Skills: Adobe Creative Suite, Invision, UX Pin, Codiqa, Wordpress, Squarespace, Arduino, Office 365, CSS, HTML

Strengths: Experience Design, Content Strategy, Research, Prototyping, UX/UI, Synthesis, Documentation, Workshop + Activity Design

NOTABLE ACHIEVEMENTS

Living with Type 1 Diabetes, 1989 - Present

Exhibitions

EYEBEAM, “Fashion + The Body”, NYC, 2013
DHUB Museu, “Interaccion I/O/I”, Barcelona, 2011-12
Sheffield Hallam University, “Design4Health”, UK, 2011
Sheila C. Johnson Design Center, “One Zero”, NYC, 2010

Awards

AARP, Design Challenge Honorable Mention, 2016
Awesome Foundation Baltimore, Grantee, November 2013
Core77, Professional Notable for Soft Goods, 2011
DiabetesMine, Community Mention, 2011
The Mayo Clinic Center For Innovation, iSpot Winner, 2011
Humana, Health By Design Honorable Mention, 2010
Parsons, MFA in Design + Technology Valedictorian, 2010
ATLAS Institute, Best In Show, 2008

Activities

Impact Hub, Member, Baltimore, MD January 2018+
Open Works, Member, Baltimore, MD December 2017+
Global Disability Innovation Hub, Member, UK, June 2017+
JDRF Family Outreach Mentor, St. Louis, MO, 2010-11
JDRF Young Leadership Committee, New York, NY, 2010

Press

Diabetic Living Magazine, Spring 2014
Diabetes Forecast Magazine, Cover, December 2013
Sanofi US, September 2013
CNN Living, August 2012
NPR, Innovation Spotlight, October 2011
Inhabitat, July 2011
Jezebel, June 2010
DiabetesMine, June 2010
Make Magazine, May 2010

Speaking Engagements + Workshops

Amgen:
Heart Failure Workshop, December 2017
Patient Life Journeys Workshop, August 2017
Design Thinking Workshop, February 2017 
MIT, Fashion(able) Bodies Panel, Panelist, November 2017
DiabetesMine, Innovation Summit, Speaker, 2016
WEAR, Smart Fabrics Conference, Speaker, 2015 
Intel, Weekly Design Thinking Workshops, 2015
Mad*Pow, HxRefactored, Speaker, 2012, 2013, 2015
Medtronic Diabetes, Customer Forum, Speaker, 2010

WORK EXPERIENCE

Patient X Design, Baltimore, MD, Founder, 2014 - Present: Healthcare design research consulting practice with patient-led design approach.  Project samples below:

Amgen + Diagram (2017): Analyzed and synthesized patient research into multiple workshops, app concepts, and actionable reports.
 
VitalCrowd + Wondros (2016): Led the UX design and research for a platform that enables patient voices and feedback on clinical trial protocols.
 
MetaMark Genetics (2014): Conducted research with prostate cancer patients and provided informed UX strategy, designs, and journey maps.
 
Medical Dynamics (2014): Created multiple patient-facing materials for various pharmaceutical clients. 

BIF, Providence, RI, Senior Experience Designer, 2015-16: Non-profit surfacing innovation opportunities for clients in social sectors of healthcare, government, and education. From project planning to presenting findings to executive-level staff, I led complex design research projects in healthcare and education.  Project samples below:

AARP + Mad*Pow: Created an award-winning design challenge proposal that addressed the emotional side of managing health finances.
 
Hewlett Foundation: Conducted research on deeper learning at public highschools and synthesized findings as an interactive, web-based report. 
 
Children’s Medical Center Of Dallas: Conducted research and in-home exercises in 17 families’ homes living with a medically complex child to surface recommendations for wrap-around services. 

Intel, Portland, OR, Lead Healthcare Experience Designer, 2014-15: Multinational technology corporation. I collaborated as design lead within a multi-disciplinary healthcare innovation vertical and internal agency for Intel’s various business units. Project samples below:

Design Thinking Workshop Series: Facilitated weekly workshops focused on making and moving projects foward collaboratively.
 
Acute Care Platform: Worked with ethnographers and engineers to functionally prototype an interoperable hospital room. 
 
Virtual Care Platform: Worked with ethnographers and engineers to functionally prototype remote monitoring with medical IoT solutions. 

Brainlab, Inc., Chicago, IL: Multinational medical software company

Patient Experience Designer, 2012 - 14: Worked directly with the CEO in Germany to create the organization’s first patient-facing communications strategy and educational effort at Brainlab.org.
 
Creative Brand Strategist, 2011 - 12: Designed and developed front-end web and social media marketing campaigns and assisted in the stategic direction and execution of large-scale tradeshow experiences + events.

Hanky Pancreas, LLC: Products for women using insulin pumps

Founder, 2010: E-commerce business and patient-led designing of products that increase the comfort of body-worn diabetes technologies. Speaking at healthcare conferences about domesticating technology and designing for social wellbeing.

DiDomenico Studios, Boulder, CO: Mixed Media Installation Art

Artist Assistant, 2007-08: Developed digital marketing and promotional materials, assisted in front-end web maintenance, photo-manipulation, printing, and fabrication of large-scale mixed media installations.

Griff/SMC, Boulder, CO: Medical Communications Agency

Front-End Developer Intern, May - August 2007: Managed, updated, executed website designs and web-based promotional materials for health-related organizations.