Growing up I have always had a passion for design, whether drawing video game characters on paper or learning how to add special effects to my photos using Photoshop. At one point, my love for technology even introduced me to creating music and video editing. However, it wasn't until I took my first programming course that I found out my love for writing code.
I graduated college with a degree in software engineering, learning various programming lanugages such as C++, Java, and even machine language. Writing code in the back-end was great at first, but my design itch never left me. I wanted users see my work so I could measure user success through delight and satisfaction. Using my engineering background, I was able to teach myself HTML, CSS, and Flash (yikes) through online tutorials and W3Schools. By shifting to the front-end, I was able to marry my love for writing code with design and turn it into a successful career.
Currently I am the User Experience Manager at Herbalife where I spend most of my day collaborating with business, product, and development teams to create new tools for our users. Throughout my career I've been fortunate to work with small businesses to large corporations, and even co-founded my own startup. I've helped design large scale products like CRM tools, E-commerce stores, and several native apps for iOS and Android.