I am an animator and designer excited to share ideas, learn new skills, and collaborate to create the best experiences and memorable products (and share an occasional beer) with passionate people.
I believe that combining animation-forward thinking with user research and interaction design allows for a better product. Animation helps to explain a user's location without adding more content, directs attention without distracting, shows a change of time or location intuitively, and conveys emotions and adds to the story being told within a product.
I believe my perspective on design is unique, allowing me to approach projects in a mindset encompassing project components from research to code.
I currently work at Nationwide as a UX designer, co-organize the Columbus Web Group, and freelance at ModWeb.