Canary was a cannabis marketplace and on-demand mobile delivery service. I co-founded the company in April 2014 with two friends. As an early-stage startup, I found myself in many different roles at Canary: legal research, business strategy, community building, recruiting, and sales. My experience in these roles, especially working to sell the product, helped inform my product design decisions.
• Techcrunch – Canary Launches to Bring the Uber Experience to Medical Marijuana
• MSNBC – What's the Big Idea?
• NBCNews – For Pot Delivery Apps, Making Green Means Wading Into Legal Gray Area
• Vice News – These Two Kids Want to Be the 'Nike of Marijuana'
• Time – Uber for Marijuana App Will Deliver Pot to Your Door
In June of 2016 I packed my bags and moved to San Francisco to begin a three month internship at Google’s Mountain View headquarters.
Body-worn cameras are utilized by law enforcement to record their interactions with the public and to gather video evidence at crime scenes. They have been known to increase both officer and citizen accountability. For this project, I investigated the pain-points that existing body-worn surveillance systems present and designed a solution to the largest problems discovered in my research. The TASER Fusion wearable combines communications and video evidence gathering into a comfortable and durable wearable solution.
Several classmates and I spent twelve weeks redesigning the multimeter for industrial use. This project was sponsored by Fluke Corporation, a leading manufacturer of tools for professionals. Upon completion we presented our work to the engineering, business, and design teams at Fluke. Because it is now owned by Fluke Corporation some elements of this project cannot be shown here.
Fasterbids is an early-stage Seattle startup that is completely re-thinking the world of Lumber and Building Materials sales. I joined the team in their first year as the first employee and only designer. At the time they had a powerful product that solved a true problem in an industry stuck in the stone ages, but their product design was intimidating and the user experience was confusing. The founders had been hard at work building the databases and backend program, but admitted that the product design had been completely neglected. Together with them, I launched a complete product re-design that soon became an independent product– Fasterbids v2.0, which we decided to call Unison. After interviewing customers and various stakeholders in the LBM supply chain, iterating constantly on early mockups, and completely re-thinking our product functionality, we turned a once overwhelming experience into a powerful but intuitive app.
Several classmates and I spent four weeks redesigning the self-checkout experience. This project really stretched my design thinking abilities, and reestablished my belief that industrial and UX design are really one in the same.
This lighting fixture was designed for rapid prototyping as part of a class in prototyping and project development. The objectives of the project were to learn how to convert 3D computer models into 2D profiles that can be read by the laser cutter. In Rhino, the planar and unroll commands were used to convert the 3D objects into 2D profiles, and the final lamp model had to be disassembled and re-assembled for assessment.
As part of a class project I investigated points of friction in the Uber user experience. After identifying surge pricing as a major point of friction for users I used principles of social psychology and economics to propose a solution.
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