After 11 great years in New York City, five of those spent as an independent User Experience consultant, I have moved to the great city of Philadelphia. I thought it would be hard to leave New York but it turned out to be one of the easiest decisions I’ve ever made. New York is great but continues to become a harder place to live; I was ready for life to be just a little bit easier, less hectic and more peaceful. Living in a city like New York it’s hard to feel like you have the time or space to reflect. However I’m extremely grateful for my time there. I moved to New York with no real career, no job and no friends. By the time I left I started two companies – in addition to consulting and became an expert (and teacher) in User Experience. I don’t think any other city could have afforded me this type of opportunity. There is no other place on earth where you can make something of yourself with sheer grit and hustle.
I’ve been in Philadelphia for six months, which has felt like five minutes. Since moving here I’ve had the pleasure of working on a 100% remote project where I helped a global consulting firm drastically redesign and develop their innovation platform. This has made me realize and be very confident in the fact that great work can be done remotely, it’s all about the team and communication. With that said I hope to keep working for clients in New York as well as new clients in Philadelphia (and anywhere in the world)! Here’s a little more information for each constituent.
New York Clients
One of the great things about Philadelphia is that it’s close to many cities in the surrounding area, including New York! If we work together, most of my work would be done remotely but I’m less than a two hour train ride away. This means that projects can be sprinkled with some in person time. Some projects require this more than others. For larger projects that may require kick-off meetings, collaborative design work or in person scoping sessions, this is quite valuable. Otherwise I work very quickly, iteratively and we can communicate and have design reviews over Google Hangouts.
Hello! I look forward to meeting you in person. I live in the city and am a quick walk, bike and or car ride from just about anywhere. Want to meet in person or have coffee? Just drop me a line! In addition to UX / UI projects I’m just happy to meet new people, especially if you’re working on cool stuff. To give you a little background on myself, I’m a full-stack (holistic) UX Designer. This means that I can be a single resource for any part of the product ideation and design process. You can check out a little bit more about what I do but in a nutshell I design (including visual) Enterprise software, Web and mobile apps and anything in between. I have worked for startups, individuals and global companies. I’m super collaborative and easy going but serious about results. In addition, I have a high-level of understanding when it comes to technology and building and managing software projects, which is something I love to do. I work mainly out of my home office but can be on site on an as needed basis. Feel free to check out some of my client testimonials and or let’s connect on LinkedIn.
Anywhere in the World Clients
Hello! So, what’s the benefit of working with me if we’re not in the same city or perhaps not even in the same country? When you work with me, you’re working with someone who will deliver high-quality work in an efficient timeframe. Sure, there are probably UX Designers wherever you are but let’s face it, even though the UX market is more crowded than ever before, good people are hard to come by. The quality and output of my work is not impacted by where you are in the world; I can be a reliable resource and help fill in the gaps in your product team no matter what the distance. Oh and about that time difference? I only sleep five hours a day and can manage a call or meeting at a time that works for you.