Hi there! I’m Anita, a product designer, information architect, and front-end developer based out of LA/SF. Also, information-wrangler and do-gooder. I’m currently looking for full-time opportunities in the government, healthcare, or enterprise space.
I believe in information
A love of information first led me to biology, then medical illustration, and finally to information architecture and user experience design. I believe in the ability of information to make greater sense of our world, if it can be harnessed and structured. My first website contained 450 pages, so I’m definitely not afraid of content!
I believe in people
I believe in humanity’s boundless yearning to help and to understand. I believe in our ability to lend our knowledge to lift others up, so we can all make larger strides in progress together. That’s why I mentor regularly at UXPALA and Girl Develop It events, as well as hackathons like UX+DEV SUMMIT and Global Service Design Jam. I also do public speaking, so far at SoCal Code Camp and UXPALA, while honing my skills with Toastmasters.
I believe in technology
Never has the potential of information with people been realized more greatly than in the use of technology. Information can be spread more widely and more quickly than ever. It can be used to empower people to a degree never seen before, or it could be used to disenfranchise them in turn. I regularly use Twitter at design events to share information with a global audience, at a rate of one tweet a minute. (Learn all my secrets on my blog, and you can find me next at IA Summit 2017 in Vancouver. We’ll see if I can singlehandedly make #IAS17 trend!)
I quit cancer research 4 years ago for user experience design so I could help people faster. I’m here to make it count. (But also here for fuzzy animals and knitting!)