Hi, I'm Crystal!
I’m a product designer who is passionate about creative problem solving. I’m on a quest to improve lives, keeping my eyes peeled for ways to have a positive, real-world impact.
With extensive experience in edtech and teaching digital art, I have a background in strategic design thinking, problem solving, leading teams, and communicating with diverse audiences.
I’m experienced in the design process, and leading and mentoring my peers and colleagues (after all, I'm a former high school teacher). One of my superpowers is breaking ideas down into manageable parts.
I’m an expert at iteration; adaptation; learning new skills, content, and technology quickly; and using my flexibility to pivot whenever needed. I’m pragmatic, goal-oriented, and passionate about taking projects end-to-end from research and discovery to strategic information architecture to high-fidelity designs.
• Strategic UX thinking
• Systems and guidelines design
• Visual design
• Problem solving
• Design thinking
• Working with diverse users
• Facilitating large groups
• Collaborating with leadership
• Learning new skills, content, and technology in any domain
Outside of Work:
When I’m not solving problems and helping people, you can find me illustrating, reading, painting, gardening, traveling, and keeping up with my trio of trouble kittens who have their own ridiculous Instagram.
The Trio from Troubletown
Bob Mapplethorpe: the ambassador
Ida B. Wells: the investigator
Linus Pauling: the floof
I also love to illustrate. You can check out some my work here.