I've reignited my passion for UX over the past few years and
now I'm looking for an opportunity to practice UX full-time. Being able to do UX again feels like coming home.
It gives me great joy to have a direct positive impact on the health and well being of people supported by
my UX projects. UX has been the most fulfilling job I've had.
This month I've been reading about inclusion in design. I recently read Mismatch: How Inclusion Shapes Design by Kat Holmes and Inclusive Design Patterns by Hayden Pickering. I will definitely be keeping Inclusive Design Patterns handy as both a UX Designer and a developer. Another informative and entertaining read was Managing Humans: More Biting and Humorous Tales of a Software Engineering Manager by Michael Lopp. Lopp had some great takeaways and made me laugh out loud. This week I'm in the middle of Anthro-Vision by Gillian Tett.
I regularly contribute book reviews to the Menlo Innovations newsletter.
I am taking an Interaction Design Foundation course on Mobile UI Design right now. Earlier this year I completed the training to prepare for the 508 Trusted Tester certification.
Snag IT Consulting has been a great way to support minority and women-owned small businesses through my analysis, UX research and design, and development skills. I've created pro bono websites for a mobile haircutting business, a church, and a few online retail stores.
I enjoy playing the piano, reading, doing jigsaw puzzles, and spending time with my family. Since taking a seminar on anti-racism in 2020, I've been a member of an anti-racist focused book club that met through our small group for the class. I'm also studying Hungarian on DuoLingo.