Hi, I'm D.
I'm a designer, thinker, and user experience lead operating at the intersection of design, technology, and healthcare. I live and design in the bay area, have a dog named Joey, and love Mexican food. One of the things I love most is learning and being inspired by all types of creative industries from food to architecture.
I like to think of myself as a design gladiator and think everything good in life takes hard work, dedication, and humility.
“I think that the worst enemies we have in life are routine and fear. They are the two things that paralyze us.” ― Francis Mallmann
We all have a part to play, and with that the opportunity to add to the sum of human happiness. Design affects how we feel and behave; it’s not just a visual experience, it’s a thought process and way of seeing the world. Ultimately, design is a tool that can be used to enhance our humanity. I'm a designer, thinker, and user experience director with a simple mission to put human needs and desires at the center of all I do.
What drives me?
Design is a relationship. I have always been interested in how people behave and driven by my curiosity to learn what makes people comfortable and at peace. I'm fascinated by the atmosphere of an experience and how people go about discovering the world around them. Being a designer gives you x-ray eyes, able to see through the current state of something and actualize its destiny. We get to create experiences that promote well-being, empowerment, and joyfulness that restore the human balance in brands and businesses that have lost their way.
Press, Posts, Panels & Mentions
Telepathy, Learning to Wireframe: 10 Best Practices
Pannam Imaging, Balancing HMI Design and Usability
User Testing Blog, 11 Tweet-Sized UX Tips from User Experience Pros
InVision Blog, What's On Your Bookshelf? Part 2
Geek Girl Tech Con, How Did You Get That Job Panel
Reflexion Blog, A Human-Centered Approach to Building Great Products