Hello. I’m an interaction designer and environmental strategist. I help companies and organisations develop strategies for more effective products and services, focusing on intuitive user experiences and systemic impact.

My passion is fusing people-centered design with ecosystem thinking to shape a design process that helps communities and systems adapt to climate change. I believe we need to design new systems and services to adapt to a rapidly changing climate and converging shifts across our health, energy, and ecological systems.

I’m currently an Interaction Design Lead at the Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design where I lead projects for clients including Mozilla, LEGO Education, VELUX, LEO Pharma, LEO Pharma Innovation Lab, and the Copenhagen Municipality. I also teach master-level courses and advise students and startups.

Prior to joining CIID, I was a project director and strategist for Architecture 2030, a leading think tank working to decarbonize the Building Sector.

I have a bachelors of distinction in International Political Economy, from Colorado College, and graduated with honors from the masters-level programme at the Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design. I have lived and worked in seven countries and spent time in over 50 more. I am inspired by the vast beauty of our world, biomimicry, humanity’s ingenuity and grit, adventures, and any type of dancing.

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Speaking & Teaching

Design & Impact, Impact Minds, UN City, 2016
Faculty, Industry Project for CIID’s Interaction Design Programme, 2016
Faculty, CIID Master Course in People-Centred Research, 2016 & 2017
Final Project Advisor, CIID’s Interaction Design Programme, 2015 & 2016
Keynote, NRMCA Concrete Sustainability Conference, 2013
EcoHome Vision 2020, Greenbuild, 2012
Product Benchmarking: The Next Step to Getting Greener, Greenbuild, 2012
Carbon Co-Chair, Vision 2020, 2012
Guest Speaker, The Athena Institute’s Annual General Meeting, 2012

Honors

Core 77, Service Design, Student Runner-Up, 2015: Quick Fix
Core 77, Design for Social Impact, Student Notable, 2015: Circulate
IxDa Finalist, 2014: MixDown

In Print

Profile, Architect Magazine, 2013: What’s Next: The Millennials
Co-Author, EcoHome, 2012: The Next Built Environment, Today
Co-Author, Construction Canada, 2012: Transparency in the Built Environment
Interview, EcoBuilding, 2012: Up to the Challenge?