12+ years in product design.
In the nearly 10 years I have been with Otter Products I have witnessed the company grow from less than 200 employees when I started, to its current size of roughly 1000 employees world wide. In this time of intense growth, change and maturation, I have embraced the need to adapt, to be strategic in my day to day, and to go above and beyond to deliver solutions that keep the company and brand at the forefront of its industry. I joined Otter as a Junior ID, working my may to Senior Designer, with a current role of Product Development Lead. My focus has spanned markets from mobile case and accessory design, technical outdoor product development, and new market product innovation.
In an industry where speed is a driving force, I've learned: to act smart and fail fast, that clear and precise communication is critical for operational efficiency, that teamwork is the foundation of success. However, perhaps most importantly, I have learned that my longevity and ability to produce on a consistent basis is rooted in my love for what I do, and my ability to maintain a sound work/life balance.