Catherine is a Senior Product Designer creating data software for the public sector and government agencies at Socrata (now part of Tyler Technologies). Previously, she was Senior UX designer at REI working on mobile POS systems for retail employees in a store context, the e-commerce site’s online accounts, and marketing campaigns such as Force of Nature. Prior to REI, Catherine was primarily a user researcher, working on Intuit’s 5-star iOS app Snap Payroll and at Bolt Peters, the late leading firm in remote user research. She has worked with the Harvard Business Review, Walmart Labs, The New York Times, and Obama for America.
Catherine leads teams in true partnerships with customers, leveraging evidence-based research to drive a product’s strategy and experience. Her mobile and web work spans diverse sectors including e-commerce, financial software, civic issues and politics, education, publishing, food, automobile, retail, and non-profit. Prior to her design career, she spent several years as a qualitative researcher in nonprofit fundraising at San Francisco Opera. A retired semi-professional oboist, she studied Music Performance and Culture & Social Anthropology at Stanford University.
Catherine has shared her work at a few UX conferences and events, including: World IA Day, UXPA, Giant UX, IA Summit, and Hexagon UX. She mentors up and coming UX practitioners, volunteers with Code2040 and her local League of Women Voters, and is a chapter lead with Hexagon UX Seattle.