UX, UI and Interaction designer


Some of the places I've worked



Interaction Designer | Samsung Pay
Mountain View, CA, January 2018 - Present

  • Work on the interaction and flows for several new components in the Samsung Pay Android mobile app.
  • Collaborate closely with design, research, development, product management, and translation teams to release worldwide products on rapid timelines.

UI / UX Designer | SonicWall
Santa Clara, CA, March 2017 - November 2017

  • Conducted user research, created mockups, flows, and visual design assets as part of a complete overhaul of the MySonicWall experience, including the new dashboard, authentication, and download center.
  • Worked in a closely collaborative team between design and development to implement, test, and revise several smaller products.

Interaction Designer | Samsung Research America CX Lab
Mountain View, CA, October 2016 - January 2017

  • Worked on the Family Hub Smart Fridge 2.0 design refresh, unveiled at CES 2017.
  • Completed detailed system flows and interactions for the Out of Box Experience (OOBE), post-OOBE tutorial, settings, accessibility, native and 3rd party apps.
  • Collaborated closely with engineering, visual design, product management, and research to quickly incorporate feedback in an active agile process.

Interaction Designer | Ford Motor Company
Palo Alto, CA, August 2015 - June 2016

  • Created design artifacts for desirability testing, as well as information architecture and basic wireframes for proposed mobility projects.
  • Worked with design researchers to address any UX or research needs for teams throughout the lab.
  • Championed the necessity of UX research throughout the process, which resulted in more projects in the lab becoming user-centered.
  • Completed large scale landscape analyses for various domains, and worked with teams to generate and capture IP in opportunity areas.

UX/UI Designer | Various Inc.
Sunnyvale, CA, May 2015 - June 2015

  • Worked as part of the design team to provide wireframes, flow diagrams, visual and interaction design to a host of live and in development web and mobile products for a social networking site.

Interaction Designer | Vertical Product Development (VPD)
Oakland CA, December 2014 - May 2015

  • Created the information architecture and wireframes based on a requirements document provided by the US Veterans Affairs for a mobile app (iOS and Android) for post traumatic stress (PTSD), paying special attention to accessibility.

Junior Designer & QA Analyst | Subatomic Systems
San Francisco, CA, July 2014 - December 2014

  • Generated basic interaction design and conducted rigorous usability testing and issue tracking for a web-based publishing tool designed to create rich interactive eCommerce experiences meant to be viewed on iOS, Android and Web.

User Research Intern | Intel
Hillsboro, OR, June 2013 - August 2013

  • Designed a participatory study on the acceptability of voice interactions in mobile and voice-only contexts.
  • Recruited 11 internal employee participants and carried out pre- and post-study interviews, as well as created a repeatable mixed diary study / survey, and participated in the study using breaching techniques.
  • Analyzed data and documented results for internal presentation.

Associate Instructor - Python | Indiana University 
Bloomington, IN, January 2013 – May 2014

  • Managed a programming lab for Python students, and assisted the professor in improving the instructional design for the course.

Staff Math Tutor | Indiana University & Ivy Tech College
Bloomington, IN, August 2012 – May 2014

  • Tutored math to groups ranging between 5-20 students a session in individual and small group formats.

Executive Studio Assistant | Foothill College
Los Altos, CA, October 2010 – August 2016

  • Supported hundreds of students through managing course material, instructional design, and database management for an online music tech program.
  • Supervised junior engineers in proper studio techniques and etiquette.

SAT Instructor | Kaplan Test Preparation
San Jose, CA, January 2012 – August 2012

  • Taught course materials and proctored SAT exams as a certified SAT instructor for classes of 10-15 students.

Private Tutor | Study Wizards Tutoring and Freelance
Bay Area, CA and Bloomington, IN, March 2009 – May 2014

  • Created lesson plans and tracked long-term progress for students.
  • Tutored students from a wide range of ages and backgrounds in a variety of subjects.
  • Taught students test preparation and study skills for effectively completing homework and exams.



Winner, Microsoft Imagine Cup UX Challenge – A design for a competition for world citizens, Emergency Operating System or "EOS" was a proposed disaster relief smartphone app which lets you seek help and key resources like shelter, power and communication signals.

Winner, Whirlpool Design Challenge – “Rethinking the Kitchen” was a proposed system to address the changing needs in kitchen spaces using sharable, energy-efficient and modular units such as refrigerators and ovens and ultimately extending such thinking to other parts of the house.


MS Human-Computer Interaction

Indiana University
May 2014 — Bloomington, IN

AA Music Technology & AS Software Development

Foothill College
August 2011 — Los Altos, CA

BA Music & BA Economics

University of California Berkeley
August 2008 — Berkeley, CA


UX and Research
Flows Diagrams
Interaction Design
Usability Testing
Affinity Diagrams
Problem Framing
Card Sorting
Contextual Inquiry
Participatory Design
Cultural Probes
Diary Studies
Breaching Studies
Focus Groups

Software Tools

Adobe Creative Suite
(InDesign, Photoshop, XD)
Microsoft Office Suite
Windows, OS X, Unix
iOS, Android
Visual Basic, C++, Java
Pro Tools
Final Cut Pro


Pro Tools Operator Music
Kaplan SAT instructor


Native: English
Proficient: Russian
Intermediate: Spanish