Hi! I make stuff.

(Usually with my hands. Sometimes with pixels and bits.)

Drawings

Cakes

Stuff

At present...

I stand by my claim that I have the best job in the world (but my colleagues all think the same thing)

October 2014 - now

Lecturer, M.E. Design Group

Stanford University

I manage a student prototyping lab (Room 36) as part of Stanford's Product Realization Lab. Students of all majors and degree levels come to the lab to build an impressive array of projects, ranging from the personal and silly to the research-based and technical. My job is to keep the students happy (and safe!) and help with design and manufacturing issues that inevitably arise during the prototyping process. It's messy and hard and wonderful.

In a past life...

I was a do-er of various things at various places. Product management, coding, graphic design, physical prototyping, brainstorm-leading, client relationship management, user research, UI design, curriculum development... Yes, I was one of those Silicon Valley Swiss Army Knife startuppy type people. Something needs doin'? Do it.

April 2014 - October 2014

Product Manager/Product Designer

Local Motion

November 2012 - April 2014

UX Engineer

Beckon

January 2012 - November 2012

Designer/Front-End Engineer

Piazza

July 2008 - September 2009

Designer in Residence & Lecturer

Stanford d.school

June 2009 - September 2009

Project Manager

IDEO

Creating the Klutz Book of Inventions required generating and sketching thousands of ideas for inventions.

And even before then...

MS Mechanical Engineering '08
BS Biomechanical Engineering '06

Stanford University

It was the end of 2004 when I stumbled upon the PRL, and the rest is history.