Hey there, I'm Cat (she/they)!

I’m a UX/UI Designer based in Brooklyn with 6+ years of experience using quantitative and qualitative data to advocate for users and turn their stories into more accessible products. I am currently freelancing independently and with Trestle Collaborative, a non-profit agency that builds tech for progressive movements and organizations. I've also served as a professional mentor at Braven, led guest critiques at the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts, and written articles for UX Collective and UX Planet.

Getting curious about different points of view is the common thread running through my life, education, and career. With a passion for providing empathetic support, I see UX as the natural next step toward helping others at scale.

I graduated from The University of Texas at Austin with degrees in philosophy and religious studies. I've worked at the intersection of support leadership and UX at Facebook, Instagram, and Zapier.

Wherever I live, I strive to be active in my community. In Austin, I served as a volunteer lead for Inside Books Project, a nonprofit that collects and sends free books to prisoners across Texas. In Brooklyn, I delivered groceries during the pandemic through my neighborhood mutual aid network. I've also DJ'd for 10+ years and strive to create inclusive, healing spaces through dance.

In my free time, I love making soup, bingeing podcasts, and writing essays and short stories.

Currently reading:
Hustle & Float - Rahaf Harfoush

Just finished (and recommend):
Detransition, Baby - Torrey Peters

Skills:

  • UX/UI Design
  • User Research
  • UX/CX Strategy Consulting
  • Content Strategy
  • Branding & Identity
  • Usability Testing
  • Figma
  • Lookback, FullStory, Maze, Miro
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • HTML, CSS, Javascript
  • SQL
  • SquareSpace, Webflow