As I’ve grown and strengthened my craft, I’ve also developed a passion for helping to cultivate happier and healthier design teams.
My path to design leadership
Over the past several years, I’ve had the opportunity to establish meaningful relationships and nurture others as a product design manager. Becoming a manager is often something people fall into, and I was pretty unsure if I wanted to give up designing to focus on people. However, my time as a design manager has been a truly fulfilling—and challenging!— experience.
I remember attending a design conference a few years ago and learning all about how to organize teams, optimizing how designers collaborate cross-functionally, giving design a voice, and mentoring team members. The planner and teacher inside of me grew giddy. I knew then that this was an area I wanted to dive headfirst into.
What I value:
I am action-oriented, a master of to-do lists, and exceptionally organized. I’m also a 3 on the Enneagram, which means…
Working as a strong, unified team
Allowing time for deep work
Being adaptable and flexible to change
Establishing clear goals
Embracing and fostering healthy debate
Coaching, not dictating