My work is about being an effective communicator. Working at Etsy has given me the opportunity to design for a wonderfully diverse community. Nothing is as challenging and rewarding as designing for real people.
From 2011 to 2013, I worked at Huge, a digital design agency. As a member of their product design team, I worked on projects for clients like HBO, American Express, OkCupid, and Twitter.
Before Huge, I spent two years at Sevnthsin, a small digital design shop in Minneapolis. As one of only a few designers on the team, I had the opportunity to do some experimental work that I'm still proud of.
Good inspiration comes from experience. I try to stand often and spend time away from my desk. It helps.