I am passionate about creating user-focused products that utilize smart and fun navigation experiences as well as incorporate thoughtful and pixel-accurate User Interfaces. As a creative thinker, I am passionate about creating interactive experiences, brainstorm with my team members and independently lead projects.
Experienced in Creative Suite 6, Mac OS X, iOS platforms, Windows 8 Tablet & Microsoft Design style, Omnigraffle, Interface Builder, Apple HIG, Office for Mac, iWork, multi-lingual: German (native), Spanish and French (intermediate)
Born and raised in Europe to an English engineer father and an American photojournalist mother, I found my creative talents at a young age starting before I could barely hold a paintbrush. Influenced by both the technical and creative influences of my parents, I was frequently found drawing and collecting ‘bits and pieces’. By age 5, I won first place in a regional art contest with my artwork exhibited at the world famous Mathildenhohe, Darmstadt, Germany.
Educated in Germany, I had the advantage of many years of German, French, and Spanish languages as well as a rich heritage of living in Germany and England, traveling and experiencing numerous European countries which had a profound impression on me. After moving to America in 1994, I enrolled in the College of Visual Arts in St. Paul, MN having won a four-year achievement scholarship. I graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in 1999.
In 2002 I moved to Seattle, Washington to be surrounded by the creative spirit that permeates the Northwest. From 2006-2012 I founded and ran Divine Fusion Creative, serving Fortune 500 companies, startups and small business around the United States.
Humanitarian work one of the ways I love to give back, building houses for Habitat for Humanity, traveling to Nicaragua for Project H.O.P.E. in 2013 and stepping in to serve victims of Hurricane Katrina & Rita in 2005 and teaching art classes to kids and adults since college.