Curiosity. Collaboration. Adventurous learning.
Jess is a user experience designer, interested in challenges that tackle complexity and that offer opportunities to learn and explore new territory.
With a background in interactive design, Jess originally gained exposure to the human-centered design process as an intern at Karten:Design, an award-winning product innovation studio where she worked closely with the user research team helping to craft the visual narrative to communicate process and insights into the user journey.
Since 2012, Jess has worked in a variety of design capacities, from design agencies and motion graphics studios, where clients ranged within high-end product and entertainment brands, to taking on projects for start-ups, small businesses, and non-profits.
For the last three years, Jess has been immersed in UX for the housing industry, exploring the frameworks for design while being mentored by a former product development alum of Intuit Innovation Labs. Excited by the possibilities of design thinking in re-evaluating the business of finding, securing, and managing homes, the process led to a greater interest in the housing experience as rich territory for design.
Exploring this topic further, Jess joined an independent project as a design researcher in collaboration with a former community organizer for SXSW Create and the Tiny Hacker House initiative to explore design pathways that address the affordable housing crisis.
In addition to that, she is continuing to explore opportunities for design impact, working with the operations team for OpenIDEO Austin as a community assessment researcher, as well as a contributing member of Action Design Lab ATX, an organization of researchers, psychologists, and designers examining factors that drive human behavior.
Jess received her BFA from Art Center College of Design where she studied interactive media and graduated with the top of her class, awarded Honors with Distinction.
She is currently based in Austin, Texas.
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