About me and my work

I'm currently primarily working on my art. You can see more of that at Deadpan Studio.

I'm semi-retired from internet/technology work, but I'll still take short-term contracts for projects that are personally interesting or addressing a public good. In this vein, I collaborate with Open Web Advocacy to ensure a free and flourishing future for the web. A majority of other work I do is via the Public Digital's network. If you have a project you think might pique my interests, do reach out.

I also have some irregularly updated hobby sites including an Internet of Things and smart home blog, called Sensors and Sensibility, and a review site about zero waste products, called Less Mess. I'm also a practicing member of the Ikenobo school of Ikebana under Nakamura Sensei, part of the Northern California Chapter.

I'm British, hailing originally from deepest, darkest, Cornwall. I emigrated to San Francisco from London in 2013 where I live with my husband, Alex.

Inevitably, all I'll be remembered for is naming Progressive Web Apps.


Before returning to public sector consultancy work, I was Netlify's Head of Product and, later, Head of UX & Product Design.

I was also the interim Director of the Communications and Engagement Focus Area at Code for America.  When I wasn't trying to work out what a director actually did, I was a senior designer and product lead, working deeply with US cities and counties to build better digital services for their constituents through a project called Digital Front Door.

Prior to being uprooted from London, I was a very early collaborator for www.gov.uk, the flag-ship, award-winning, single-domain project for the Government Digital Service, a new department within the Cabinet Office of the UK Government. I did full front-end stack work as well as user experience and digital service design, and also helped to develop their Design Principles and Service Design Manual.

Our work won 2013 Design of the Year, as well a highly coveted Black Pencil from the D&AD awards.

Previously, I was a senior front-end developer for Nature Publishing Group, the BBC and was a developer on the open-source JavaScript library Glow.  I also did a spell at the creative digital agency Volume as a new media developer and accessibility specialist working on digital products for companies such as BOC, Zebra, Sage and Dell.

I was an editor for Digital Web Magazine, and an administrator for microformats.org.

I speak from time to time, and have done at Front-Trends, SxSWi, TXJS and more, and write the occasional article, contributing to .NET Magazine, 24ways, The Pastry Box and others.

Say hello

If you'd like to know more about any of the information above, or would like to get in touch with me about working with you, email me and I'll respond as soon as I can.

No recruitment agencies.

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