📝 Bio
I have a decade long career as an in-house and agency print, branding, web + digital, and product designer.
I'm currently helping to build a Design System at Clearwater Analytics to support developers and product owners in building tools for institutional investors.
I also serve as an Adjunct Instructor for Boise State University's User Experience Design Certificate program in the College of Innovation and Design.
I spend my free time as an active member of AIGA Idaho and IxDF, practicing Bonsai, learning guitar, and enjoying time with my family.
🔎 Interests

A11Y + Inclusive Design
Having a deep understanding of Accessibility and Inclusive design is critical for designers. Understanding how to design for accessibility and with (not for) a diverse set of people is something I strive to improve on.
Recommended Reading:
Mismatch by Kat Holmes
• Building for Everyone by Annie Jean-Baptiste
Design Systems
I am dedicated to learning all I can about design systems, the connected workflow, and how to design at scale. I've applied much of this learning into my work at Clearwater Analytics on the Northfork Design System. 
Recommended Reading:
• Laying the Foundations by Andrew Couldwell
• Design Systems by Alla Kholmatova
Full Stack Design
I partner with developers often and speak the same language. While I have some skills in CSS, HTML, and JS, I'm expanding my skillset as a designer by completing courses in front-end development from SuperHi.
👨🏻‍💻 Current Gigs

Clearwater Analytics
UI/UX Designer, Client Experience
Rudel Creative Co.
Founder
Boise State University
Adjunct Instructor
🎓 Education
Professional Certificate, UX Design
2021 — Boise State University
BFA, Graphic Design
2010 — Saginaw Valley State University
Cum Laude, Roberts Fellowship

👋🏼 Professional Activity
Sustaining Member, AIGA
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