I’m Amy, a product designer based in Seattle.
I have an appreciation for cats, oil painting, grids, new media art, and anything with avocado in it. I love to travel to new places and take photos, and I’ll try just about any new food. My childhood was spent in a 259-acre state park in the center of Texas, where I developed a passion for exploration (and, of course, fort-making).
These days, I’m still exploring and making, but instead of forts, it’s sketches, user interfaces, interactive prototypes, and handmade cosplay props. I take pride in my resourcefulness and ability to problem-solve.
What I do
For the past eight years I’ve enjoyed working in a variety of creative roles involving visual design, interaction design, and front-end development (you can read more on my resume). Although my undergraduate degree is in design, I’m a strong advocate for lifelong learning, which has led me to pursue a masters in Human-Computer Interaction and Design (MHCI+D) and an MBA (Smartly MBA). I am currently a designer at Microsoft, where I work on the chat-based product Microsoft Teams.
I believe in validating ideas early to minimize risk, and one of my favorite activities is leading design sprints. I feel happiest in an environment where I can work across all stages of product design—from UX strategy to UI and visual design.
Interested in the Master of Human-Computer Interaction + Design degree at UW?
Check out my interview on the Career Outcomes page of the MHCI+D site.
Curious about the Smartly MBA program?
Check out my answer on Quora describing my experience.
Wondering what it’s like to work as a designer at Microsoft?
Check out the JobsBlog or the Microsoft Design Medium account.