Coda is the ultimate platform. I use it every day. It’s the tool that saved me from all of the overly-opinionated productivity apps I used for a decade in my search to find the right one for me. Now, I don’t search—I make!
I’ve used Coda to: decide where to live, find my current job, write a novel, name a baby, and . . . apply to work at Coda!
I love the product. Coda is mind-bendingly powerful and luxuriously flexible. But also simple. How, you ask? Because it’s atomic. Like chess or Go or nature itself, the complexity comes in its use, but the tool itself is made from pure, un-opinionatedbuilding blocks. I’m a systems thinker. I want to help create toolsets that makers can use to build whatever they want.
I love Shishir’s philosophy and vision that anybody should be able to be an app-maker. I want to use my talents, skills, and experience to help realize that vision!
But without further ado, the reason you came here today . . .
These projects are from my previous company, Sawtooth Software. Projects from my current company, Lytho, will be added shortly.
A few ways I've improved companies and products:
Combined six disjointed web apps into one user experience.
Seeing the pain and frustration of navigating several distinct web experiences, I architected a single, streamlined web experience for users with varying needs and goals. Through formal presentations and casual conversations, I earned the buy-in of the whole company. Now we're well on our way to realizing the vision; of the six apps, three are now a single user experience.
Established the UX practice at two companies, bringing design culture, practice, and processes into developer-centered orgs.
When I joined the two companies where I was a designer, there had never been a UX designer or UX practice before. I introduced each company to UX values, practices, and processes, evangelizing design and changing the culture and development life cycles. It's gone so well that the company hired a second designer.
Created a new design system from scratch
Our UI styles were old and numerous, so I set out to create a new design system that better expressed the company's brand identity. After thorough internal research to understand and codify our identity, I developed a design system that better reflected that identity while bringing our style up to modern aesthetic standards. I crafted a component library in Figma, working closely with our front-end developers as they constructed a corresponding Angular component library.
Improved the Product Development Life Cycle
Our process was broken, so I conducted an internal investigation that identified its biggest problems. It was clear that our development process was struggling, leading to roadblocks, miscommunication, and frustration. I offered to do a formal research project to uncover what was going wrong. I conducted the research, synthesized the findings, and proposed solutions. My proposals were implemented, and as a result, we made major changes that have dramatically improved the direction and throughput of our development strategy and process, including fully adopting an agile development process (Scrum).
Feel free to ask me more about any of these projects or those in the