Zenzoa

Hybrid Design

About

I’m making things that get people to imagine, explore, and create. With a background in landscape architecture, linguistics, game development, and user experience design, my diverse skills allow me to tackle complex design challenges and see problems from multiple angles. I love learning new things and collaborating with other interesting, passionate people in the pursuit of making the world more user-friendly and awesome.

Skills

Front-end development — JavaScript, React, Redux
Back-end development — C#, ASP.NET
UX & UI design — JavaScript, Axure
Game design — JavaScript, Lua, Processing (Java), Python
Web design — HTML, CSS, PHP, JavaScript
Graphic design & illustration — Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, pencil & paper
Modeling — AutoCAD, SketchUp, Blender, cardboard
Writing & editing
Project organization & coordination

Experience

Front-End Developer
AppSheet — Jan 2016–present
App development tool for non-developers. Rebuilding the app editor with React and Redux. Adding features, both server-side and client-side. App and web design and development.

Associate
Johnson+Southerland — Jul 2015–Dec 2015
Public, commercial, and residential landscape architecture. Design, drafting, renderings, wayfinding design, marketing.

Designer, part-time
Haddad|Drugan — Mar 2014–present
Urban art design. Building physical and digital models, CAD details, research, renderings, presentations.

Landscape Designer / Assistant Project Manager
KPLA — Jun 2013–Jul 2015
Residential & commercial landscape architecture. Design, drafting, renderings, marketing, research, office management.

Designer, volunteer
Seattle Design Festival — May–Sep 2014
Momentia installation, habitable & portable art gallery. Collaborated on design and construction of interactive pavilion for Momentia, which celebrates people living with dementia.

Marketing Committee Chair
WASLA/WRPA Joint Conference — Sep 2013–Apr 2014
Wayfinding maps, marketing materials & coordination. Designed marketing materials and coordinated with other conference volunteers to maintain the website and distribute information to allied organizations.

Web Developer & Graphic Designer
Harvard University South Asia Initiative — Jul–Aug 2011
Social network prototype with Django and Python. Graphic design and marketing materials.

Other: Intern (SvR Design 2012) — Graphic Designer (Born to Run 2012) — Assistant (RISD-EARTH University Partnership 2011-2012) — Project Manager (First Hand Designs 2011) — Web Developer (Wayfinder Experience 2010) — Web Developer (Joie de Vie: Expert Skin Care 2009-2010) — Graphic Designer (Spreading Pleasure 2009) — Graphic Designer (AWAZ Voice for Empowerment 2009) — Use Case & Wiki Documentation (Fern Digital 2006) — Web Developer (Greg Davidson Antiques 2004) — Graphic Designer (US Department of Navy 2004)

Education

UX Level 2
School of Visual Concepts — Jun 2015
Upper-level summer course on user interface design.

Masters in Landscape Architecture
Rhode Island School of Design — May 2013
Graduate thesis: creating wonder in urban environments.

Bachelor of Arts in Linguistics
Reed College — May 2009
Undergraduate thesis: emergent semiotics in humans and bees.
Awarded Commendation for Excellence 2005-06, 2006-07, & 2008-09

Product Design Class
Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti Milano — Jun–Jul 2008

Study Abroad
College Year in Athens — Spring 2008