user experience strategist, information architect, designer and baker

Hello. If we haven't met already, this is me. I am:

I've been practicing visual and information design, information architecture and user experience strategy for the past 20-odd years.

I started out as a writer, editor, print designer and publishing operations consultant. When the internet started taking over the universe, I migrated my skills into the digital realm, where I focused on web information architecture and user experience design.

My work has led me to the principle that everything (design, communication, strategy) is a user experience puzzle. What I do now (and what I love most about what I do) is work hand-in-hand with people to help them articulate their user experience goals and challenges (whether the audience is internal or external) and define creative solutions.

For the past 15 years, I've run a consultancy with my partner in crime (and favorite human being on the planet -- see: the Incredible Pear) that allows me to collaborate with a variety of organizations, bringing my expertise as a consultant to their project teams.

If you're wondering about the "tart" thing ... I am also a passionate baker. I spend my spare time supporting my home bakery (the Laughing Tart) so I can also bring more amazing baked goods into peoples' lives.

If you have an interesting problem that needs solving, let's chat, I'd love to help!