I'm a design manager currently working at Airbnb. I've worked at places like Jawbone and One Kings Lane. I'm interested in creating products that solve real user needs.

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Well, I've always liked to make things.

I think it started when I was old enough to hold a pen...

Here's me drawing at three.

...continued through high school...

Acrylics on canvas.

When I got to college, I didn't really know what I was going to do.

I tried Product Design (mechanical engineering + design) because I liked the idea of merging form and function.

(I also liked learning how things were made.)

I spent a lot of time in the machine shop, trying not to die.

(Me + bandsaw + other large, powerful pieces of machinery = .)

Photo Credit: Brendan Wypich

My biggest takeaway from my program, though, was the idea of needfinding.

You can create something that's breathtakingly beautiful, or a technological marvel, but if it's not meeting a need, then no one will use it.

So in terms of "liking to make things," it means two ideas to me.


I like making tools that help people achieve what they want/need to achieve.

(This is what I want to get out of work.)


I like making things that make people feel something.

(In any medium – text, images, etc.)

(This is what I like to do in my spare time.)