Smart engineers and thoughtful designers can make technology comfortable to use. I believe researching, sketching, and coding with each other, helps us build software that brings people together and put screens in the background. I do this kinda thing at Pivotal Labs.

My recent clients include AAA, Macy’s, Toshiba, Spring Framework, and of course some lovely startups. For them I designed iphone, ipad, and android apps, as well as some data viz tools, and good 'ol responsive web software.

My writing is about art, tasteful electronic music, the state of the media, and personal travels. I’m enthusiastic about yoga, konmari, and making things to wear with a single piece of fabric.

Professional Summary

Product Designer + Manager
Pivotal Labs, San Francisco
2013 – Now

UX Designer
Twilio, Gengo, Rockmelt (Yahoo!)
San Francisco, Tokyo
2010 – 2013

Newspaper Designer
The Indianapolis Star
2007 – 2008

Designer, Writer
Dod’s Parliament Magazines
London 2007

Indiana University
HCI Design (M.S), Journalism (B.A.J.)
Bloomington, IN
2004 – 2011

Talks, Events, Guest Posts

Startup the Party Conference: Tokyo x SF 2014
I started an art, tech, music conference with two friends in Tokyo to create more ties between our sister-cities. We coordinated ethnography and prototyping sessions, visited underground street art spaces, and sailed a boat designed by Daft Punk's illustrators.

Getting Design Prioritized: Love & War in Agile
Github, Girl Geek Dinner Talk

Frome Dome: Creators Q&A
Dan Frommer interview with Nina Mehta

Google Ventures: User Testing in the Wild
Guest post on research at conferences and other events

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