UX. UI. Design Research.

About

My background, expertise, interests.

 
Photo: Taken at Storm King Art Center in NY.

Photo: Taken at Storm King Art Center in NY.

About ME

I'm a product designer with 8 years of experience in UX and UI design for mobile apps (iOS, Android) and websites, with a strong passion in design research. I have worked in companies of all sizes - from startups to large corporate companies. I graduated with a BFA from Carnegie Mellon University, and currently live and work in NYC.

Aside from work, I have a 14-year-old cat who has been featured on ICanHasCheezBurger.com, ICanHasCheezBurger Daily Calendar (available on Amazon), and The New York Times.

This is Fiona.

This is Fiona.

Interests

Eating out
Cooking
Baking
Needle felting
Painting
Sketching
Piano
Tea
Rabbits
Corgis
Traveling
Ping pong
Tennis
Racquetball
Basically any sport with a racquet or paddle
XBox Dance Central
Just Dance
NYC real estate

While I usually cook, I like to bake every now and then. See past baking projects here

One of my more recent hobbies I've discovered is needle felting. 

Other Tidbits

States I've Explored
• Hawaii
California*
Nevada
Utah
Arizona
New Mexico
Wyoming
Montana
Idaho
Texas
Florida
North Carolina
South Carolina
Virginia
Maryland
Delaware
Pennsylvania*
Michigan*
New Jersey*
New York*
Connecticut
Rhode Island
Massachusetts
Maine
* Lived there at one point, or live there currently

Countries I've Explored
Canada
Italy
• France
• Spain
• Netherlands
Taiwan
• Japan
Philippines
Thailand
China
The Bahamas

Currently reading:
Information Architecture: For the Web and Beyond, by Louis Rosenfeld, Peter Morville & Jorge Arango

On Deck:
• Lean Analytics: Use Data to Build a Better Startup Faster, by Alistair Croll & Benjamin Yoskovitz
About Face: The Essentials of Interaction Design, by Alan Cooper
UX For Lean Startups, by Laura Klein
• Crucial Conversations Tools for Talking When Stakes Are High, by Kerry Patterson, et al.
• The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership, by John C. Maxwell

Some of my past reading:
• 
How to Make Sense of Any Mess, by Abby Covert
• Org Design for Design Orgs, by Peter Merholz & Kristin Skinner
• UX Strategy, by Jaime Levy
• Articulating Design Decisions, by Tom Greever
 User Story Mapping, by Jeff Patton
 Lean UX, by Jeff Gothelf and Josh Seiden
• Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products, by Nir Eyal
• Don’t Make Me Think, by Steve Krug
 The Design of Everyday Things, by Don Norman
• Inspired: How to Create Products Customers Love, by Marty Cagan
• Universal Principles of Design, by William Lidwell