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When I was a kid, I wanted to tell stories for a living. But I didn't know what that looked like. "Novelist" wasn't a real career. Journalism felt too risky. No one in Seattle thought to direct me to advertising. And UX didn't exist.

I found my way to design accidentally, after time as a writer, editor, and communications professional in education and non-profit. As the child of an engineer and a non-fiction writer, it felt like coming home. 

When I'm not working, I live on an island in the woods and pass time by singing to my cats, cooking, and lamenting that I will never read all the magazines in my house. I love to travel and will trek thousands of miles for a loaf of crusty sourdough bread. Life is good.