Hey there, 

I'm Kristen!

Product Designer. Empath. Advocate. Life-long learner.

I approach every day with compassion, an open-mind, and a healthy dose of curiosity. I apply these same principles to my design process, with the intention of creating meaningful 

experiences for all. I enjoy crafting solutions for real problems and would rather focus on how or why a solution might work, rather than why it won't. 

My background in human rights and advocacy fuels my belief that technology should be used to make the world a better place. I want to listen to understand, empower users to achieve their goals, and use storytelling to drive empathy.  

When I'm not pushing pixels, I can be found:

  • scouring the Bay Area for Texas-worthy
    breakfast tacos 


  • listening to a true crime or comedy podcast
    The Alarmist is my current fave) 

  • settling in to a good book (any suggestions?)

  • taking a spin class


Psychology of interaction design


100 Days of Doodles


About Face: The Essentials of Interaction Design


Pro bono legal assistance for workplace issues

Let's get in touch!

I'm happy to chat about all things design, what to read next, or the Real Housewives. Feel free to schedule a call with me or I'm just an email or a LinkedIn message away.