I'm a freelance product, design and technology consultant, currently working within Public Digital's network. I have some capacity for additional work, and you can hire me.
By night, I make and sell art at Deadpan Studio. 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.