I have designed hundreds of products for companies such as Limited Brands, Costco, Macys, Walmart, Martha Stewart Home, Crate & Barrel, Restoration Hardware, Target and TSUM. My focus prior to graduate school was house-wares, home and fashion industries. In 2012 I completed a graduate degree at Stanford to learn "design-thinking," which emphasizes empathy, rapid prototyping, and user testing to create meaningful products and services. During my studies, I began development of a medical device that supports human lactation, a health-related mobile app, personal emergency response system concepts and a toy that promotes family communication. I started my consultancy in June 2012 which has a focus on health and wellness products. I have since been working on design projects for the bio-tech, mobile health, personal care and PERS industries. I also have launched "Maternal Life LLC," A company focused on developing products to improve safety in labor & delivery. Maternal Life's first product, Primo-Lacto®, launched in 2016 after a clinical trial, and FDA clearance. Primo-Lacto is currently sold in hospitals.

Work Samples

  • Knock-down Cardboard Pelvic Exam Product

  • Personal Electronic Response System Concept

  • Primo-Lacto

Work & Education History

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Specialties

Affiliations

Certified WBENC, Women's Business Enterprise

Awards

1994 Alexander Graham Bell Award for Design & Invention presented by the RISD ID Dept. 2007 Outstanding Packaging Design Award for Costco Private Label Spice Program presented by Graphic Design USA 2011 Carmen Christensen Fellowship in Fine Arts by the Stanford Institute for Creativity & the Arts (SiCA) Full Scholarship to pursue my MFA in The...
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