Hi!

I'm Rebecca, a San Francisco based interaction and user experience designer with a love for storytelling.

At 8 years old, I began taking art classes, when my parents noticed I was drawing, painting, and etching on too many surfaces that weren't exactly intended for that. I studied art and photography throughout school, at my hometown's local art center and college, and became active in my high school's art program. 

I tried to take the responsible career route (science) and studied neurobiology for three years at UC San Diego, but my creative side prevailed and I graduated with a B.A. in English literature/creative writing, along with a pre-med biology minor. I was hoping to blend my creative side with healthcare and social impact work, so I earned my M.P.H. from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, focusing on behavior change, communications, policy, and marketing.

I started my career as a brand and product marketer at Johnson & Johnson, working on products that helped patients manage diabetes. Over 5 years, I launched, managed, and designed web products for patients and healthcare professionals and became fascinated with the power of pixels on screens. Except I didn't know how the pixels got there, exactly.

That changed in late 2011. While at Johnson & Johnson, I founded a startup, which evolved into Terrapn, a map-based, responsive web app that helped food lovers collect and share their favorite places on earth. I eventually started working on Terrapn full time and learned how to code and design to bring the project to life. I didn't know it at the time, but I was developing my foundation as a product designer, which made shutting Terrapn down bittersweet.

Now, I work as a product designer at Lending Club and host Menu Stories, a podcast and passion project that reveals stories about the people and restaurants we love. I also do some pro bono social impact work to put that M.P.H. to use (if you know of a project that needs help, please let me know).

Want to chat? Drop me a line.


In a nutshell

10

Years Overall Product experience

5

Years Interaction Design experience

11

Products designed, end to end


Summary of skills

User experience design
Product strategy
Wireframing
Research & testing
Graphics & visual design
Logos & brand design
Mobile design
Content & communications
Project management

Tools of the trade

Sketch
Invision
Illustrator
Photoshop
OmniGraffle
HTML/CSS
JavaScript/jQuery
Trello
JIRA

Let's work together

I'd love to hear what you're working on and discuss how I can help. Drop me a line and tell me a little about your project and your goals.