media collage creative

About

sights / sounds / interaction / imagination

 
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Bio

Hi! I'm a musician and technologist with a depth of experience creating user experiences and exploring the intersection of music and technology.

After studying business and ethnomusicology at the University of Washington, I started a meetup group to learn web development and began working for startups as a full-stack engineer. Working in development gave me experience with problem solving, data modeling, supporting and leading teams, and building user experiences. Most recently I helped develop www.usafacts.org, an interactive website that helps American citizens explore and chart population, fiscal, and other data relating to government.

While working in technology, I also worked with my band to record albums and tour the country. Working with synthesizers, sequencers, digital audio workstations, and modern hardware like the Ableton Push has given me an appreciation for user experience design outside of web pages.

In 2017, I dove into Max, a creative coding platform that enables me to apply my programming experience to domains outside of the web browser. Programming sonic & visual instruments with tactile controls like buttons and encoders has opened up a new world of exciting design possibilities. I currently help administer the Seattle Max User Group and regularly leads workshops exploring instrument/sound design in Max.

Awards:

  • Best Technical Achievement - September 2017 Seattle VR Hackathon
  • Best VR Sound Experience - April 2017 Seattle VR Hackathon

Conferences:

  • Demonstrating "Vox Augmento" at NIME 2018

Certificates:

  • Max: Programming Interactive Media Applications (CCRMA Stanford)

Employment:

  • Hey Marseilles
  • General UI
  • Rimm-Kaufman Group
  • Bookr