Greater NYC UX Design Lead at JPMorgan Chase, as well as Medidata, Fidelity, Atmosphere Proximity [BBDO], H4B Chelsea [Havas Health] & Razorfish

Special Interest in AI and machine learning, model visualizations & interfaces (UX designer for JPMC 2019 data science hackathon team, a group I later joined permanently), as well as data-driven, dynamic designs and dashboard analytics displays.

Driven toward innovation through 15 years of NYC industry research projects.

Ph.D. from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in HCI & technical communication with 15 years university teaching experience in state universities and engineering schools.

I’m an engaging team leader, speaker, and coach who conducts actionable Design Thinking workshops, user research & usability testing. I create and execute strategic design and research plans targeted to different stages of product lifecycles.

I spent six and a half years (promoted twice) at one of the original NYC digital agencies, Razorfish, on a range of large and complex projects in user experience design, project planning and team leadership: brainstorming, concepting, sketching, wireframing, prototyping, user testing and research analysis, as well as managing the client-facing role with multiple stakeholder constituencies through on-site contacts, presentations, and walk-throughs.

I’m also an award-winning teacher, trainer and public speaker, applying innovative tools and inspirational approaches to computer-assisted teaching and learning since 1990.

I have advanced writing, speaking and team-building skills, as a published and award-winning photographer, poet, fiction & literary non-fiction writer in short and long form media genres: technical writing, journalism, PR, blogging, literary and scholarly books and journals.

I’m an interactive media experimenter, researcher and big data/social graph theorist, studying social media platforms and online communities.

I was a longtime blog designer, author, and community manager in the early 2000s. My web domains at one time included about 35 individual and group sites (literary and personal publishing projects).