I believe that everyone has a specific purpose in life and therefore, each decision and action steer us toward, or away, from that purpose. Our inherent passions and talent help each of us achieve our intended purpose. Passion drives us. My purpose is to serve and improve the lives of others and my passions and talents have evolved from simple design execution to utilizing creative problem solving through design.
Throughout my 14 years in the design industry, I have had the opportunity to collaborate with skilled and inspired colleagues on projects ranging from book design to user interface design. However, my passion for making the world a better place truly ignited the first time I designed for health care. While at agency space150, I designed solutions for OptumHealth and UnitedHealth Group. 

I gained further experience in healthcare as the UI/UX Design Lead at the Center for Innovation at Mayo Clinic, where I was responsible for creating concepts and executing new prototypes for Mayo Clinic. These experiences were rewarding as our solutions aimed to reduce clinical clerical burden, increase patient/provider face-time as well as help lower in-patient wait times while improving the overall quality of care. Several of my point-of-care and patient experience prototypes progressed to clinical pilots that continue to shape the future of healthcare at Mayo Clinic. 

Thus, my goal is to design with benevolent purpose; to approach design through the lens of a humanitarian. In my perspective, a design should solve problems and allow for improvement for the individual and the greater good. If the design is not solving a problem, the design may be creating them.