I am a native New Yorker who went to college in Ohio, and then lived in Brooklyn for many years. Five years ago, my family and I packed up and moved to Albany, California, mostly so that we could have our own parking space.
I took an interesting path to UX Design. I started as a Web Designer at Comedy Central in the early 2000s, eventually becoming Associate Art Director and then Senior Director of Creative for all the digital properties. In that role, I managed a large team of Designers, Writers and Video Editors. I loved some aspects of the job, particularly the opportunity to provide mentorship and career guidance to members of my team. However, the higher up I moved in the corporate ecosystem, the less hands-on work I was able to do.
When we redesigned the Comedy Central website in 2010, I was involved in many of discussions with the Product Development team about UX approach. I found these conversations to be intellectually challenging in a way that I really enjoyed. So when I left Comedy Central in 2012, I decided to transition from Art Direction to UX Design, and also to return to being an Individual Contributor.
I have since worked as a UX Designer and Consultant for a variety of clients, including Viacom, Warner Music, Stanford University, User Experience Design Collective, and more.
In my "spare" time, I am also a musician and illustrator. I am especially fond of drawing desserts. I have had numerous food illustrations published in Edible East Bay Magazine. I also have a band called The Inner Banks, with my husband, and an electronic duo called Reed & Caroline. Reed & Caroline went on a six-week tour, opening for the band Erasure in 2018. Last of all, I know a lot about classic rock. Quiz me.
With my temporary bff Billy Idol