Nice to meet you!

I'm Kristen: a designer, empath, advocate, and life-long learner.

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About Me

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. 

Currently learning

Psychology of interaction design

Currently dabbling in

100 Days of Doodles


Currently reading

Just Enough Research by Erika Hall

Currently advocating for

Well-being and a better workplace

When I'm not pushing pixels, I'm ...

  • 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?)
  • finding my new favorite coffee shop
Kristen with coffee
Kristen with husband
Kristen with puppy
Kristen in Amsterdam
Kristen in Yosemite