Q&A: What was your journey and what did you learn from your own journey?
I've taken some time to answer some really common questions I've received regarding my venture into the world of product design.
My Design Philosophy
I often get asked about my design process. This question is asked to understand HOW I think and work, but it doesn't necessarily answer WHY. My process depends on the project, however what does stay consistent are my values. They shape my design philosophy and give insight into why I approach problems the way I do.
TLDR: my portfolio is built on Webflow
Since publishing my portfolio in October of 2020, the most popular question I've received from friends and strangers is: "what did you use to build your portfolio?"
A letter from my 17 year old self
Ten years ago, I wrote a letter to myself.
Today is a win for Democracy
I'm crying—like full blown ugly don't look at me—crying.
Imposter syndrome 🦸🏽♀️
It's a persistent internalized fear of being exposed as a "fraud". It's this idea of not being good enough, smart enough, or talented enough and it's pervasive among the best of us. Many people say it's completely normal, but why is this soul-crushing feeling normal?
A guide to design
With the colossal amount of design resources at our disposal, it can be an extremely daunting task to figure out which ones to devote our energy towards. But this, THIS my sweet child. This is one of those resources I'm excited to share with you.
Why I quit my job and where I want to go next
I quit my job three months ago. Between the pandemic and civil unrest, it definitely didn't seem like the best time to leave a stable job and secure income, but I was unhappy and burned out.
Travel, romance, & kebabs: A tale of 9 countries
This past Spring, I traveled to Europe, backpacks in hand, visiting 9 countries and 16 cities. I slept in 14 hostels, 3 apartments, 1 winery, and 1 bench. It wasn't always glamorous, but it's made for an unforgettable experience.
24 lessons I’ve learned in 24 years
I turned 24. TWENTY-FOUR. Twenty four…no matter how it’s said or spelled out, it still feels strange. Some days I feel like I’ve discovered the meaning of life and other days I’m a puddle of emotions watching reruns of Friends.