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 is the most fulfilling job I've had.
Last month I 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 as 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. I also finished Anthro-Vision by Gillian Tett that made a compelling case for why businesses should include UX.
Here are some of my nook reviews from the Menlo Innovations newsletter:
I just finished an Interaction Design Foundation course on Mobile UX Design and I'm preparing to take the 508 Trusted Tester and PSM I (Professional Scrum Master) exams this month.
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.