Hi, I’m Emily
I'm a senior product designer with experience building consumer and enterprise products for millions of users.
A coworker recently described me as “a designer who knows how to get things built.” I pride myself on my ability to collaborate with stakeholders, developers, product managers, and designers to identify problems, create a seamless experience for our users, and to make learning and iterating a key part of the product development process.
Currently I am the Design Lead Product Manager for Enterprise at Degreed. Previously, I led product design at HackerRank, where I designed, built, and owned our product system and front-end pattern library.* Before that, I was a freelancer working with startups and small businesses around the world.
On the side, I mentor junior designers through Design Lab and Out of Office Hours. You'll also find me hiking, rafting, camping, and exploring the desert southwest, which I am lucky to call home.
I enjoy problem solving and see product design as a science, not an art. I make liberal use of qualitative research and metrics analysis, but think that nothing replaces sitting down and talking to someone about their experience using your product. I believe we have an ethical responsibility to account for diversity, accessibility, and edge cases in our work. Essentially, I strive to build products for all people and encourage others to do the same.