I lead & design
products that people love

Here are some things I love to do…

With over 15 years of experience as a designer and manager, I’m passionate about solving business problems by creating engaging and intuitive experiences driven from data.

Create Teams That Hum

I have ten years of experience building high performing scalable design teams. I take pride in developing individuals through transparent mentorship. I believe innovating with good intentions isn’t enough, as leaders, we need to build teams with different perspectives that broaden awareness through diverse thinking! Read more about me.

Implement DesignOps

I geek out on creating processes and measures that support extensible design. I have a strategic, pragmatic mindset that challenges the status quo to lead teams in producing quality output. Shifting organising’ mindset to a data-driven approach, implementing design systems and rolling out ways to quantify product consistency and quality. Read more on how I helped to roll out Experience Level Objectives at MYOB.

Get My Hands Dirty

I focus on strategy, getting my hands dirty with senior stakeholders planning event line and developing product vision.  I still love the opportunity to conduct research, create prototypes and see an experience come to life. I advocate for cross-functional collaboration and transparency, to forward momentum and ship product. If you have a project that requires a full-stack designer, contact me.

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case studies…

that showcase my design thinking, leadership skills, and projects.

I apply innovative thinking to improve processes, methods and products; considering internal and external clients as well as customer needs. I set clear expectations during the product development process, promoting cooperation of cross functional teams, focusing on the cost benefit ratio to chosen solutions.

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Refining the Craft of the Critique

DESIGN OPS

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Company Tax Return User Workshop

PRODUCT DESIGN

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Vision & Experience Level Objectives

DESIGN OPS

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Platform IA

PRODUCT DESIGN

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World Youth Day 2013

WEBSITE DESIGN

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Rok My Frok

WEBSITE DESIGN

Hello. I’m Katie…

an American made design leader living in sun-drenched Sydney with over 15 years of experience working as a Product Designer and Manger, from startups through to enterprise-level companies.

I feel passionate that design is more than making things look pretty. It’s about creating a user-centred intuitive experience, solving problems by combining research insights to influence the way a product functions, looks and feels.

Right now I’m leading a team of talented Product Designers at MYOB, where we design sophisticated accounting software. As a little girl, I didn’t dream about creating financial software but surprisingly it’s interesting discovering new innovative ways to create instinctive, automated experiences, the end result saving thousands of hours for users. I am currently open to new challenges and potential career opportunities. If you want to know a little bit more about me, check out my about page or see me in action in my portfolio.

Besides design, I love travelling and learning about new cultures. We are those crazy people who take our young kids on long-haul overseas trips always looking for the next adventure.