About

I am a UX Lead with 15 years of experience. It all began when I taught myself how to code HTML and CSS. By the seventh grade, I built three websites and surfed the dot com wave until I earned a B.S. in digital and fine arts.

I’ve taken a curated blend of design and technical skills to design agencies, start-ups, non-profits, higher-ed and financial institutions where I’ve evangelized UX, formed UX programs, and managed creative teams.

Outside of work, I self-publish books, advocate for public transit in Queens, research my family history, and occasionally work on sewing projects.

Learn more in my resume and snapshot.

My Process

Research

Understand the problem, recognize user goals, and identify opportunities.

Define

Synthesize research, map the journey, and model the experience.

Design

Design wireframes, UI component systems, and high-fidelity prototypes.

Test

Bring in the user's voice to validate solutions and iterate from there.

Expertise

Evangelism

Building UX design programs and processes that deliver human-centered experiences.

Execution

From synthesizing research to defining user stories to the final solution.

Visual Design

Building design systems and high-fidelity prototypes that convert users and work.

Awards & Recognitions

About Manji Designs

MANJI [mahn-jee] · n. Charms and symbols of luck, divinity, and spirituality — often used by Jains and Buddhists of ancient Persia, India, China, and Japan.

"Manji" is defined as an ability to bring luck and benediction to those who use it. In some cultures, it is a symbol of infinity or continuing creation.

The most notable metaphysical beliefs with energetic and elemental principles have roots in ancient China. Historically, Taoist cosmology and feng shui used energy maps called baguas to identify and enhance eight vital areas of life: family, prosperity, reputation, relationships, creativity, career, spirituality, and health.

A series of lines called "trigrams" represent those vital areas and encircle a yin-yang, which represents balance and change. Both must give rise to each other in turn. In some nations, purple represents royalty, nobility, power, ambition, and creativity. Thus, a purple yin-yang governs the cosmic duality of all of those concepts.

All of these ideas inspired the Manji Designs logo and formed the basis of its creative philosophy.The belief that design is a guiding tool essential for profitability mirrors the ancient methods of architectural enhancement and continual creativity. Design is not a janitorial process, but a strategic intention that aligns ambition with creativity.