I lead & design
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.
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.
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.
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.