You Need A Budget

I spend a lot of time considering the healthy tension between an experience’s form and function. How one informs another is the first, and most important, decision a designer will make. While there’s no universally applicable formula, users crave the balance. This balance is the reason Instagram is addictive and ride-share apps have changed our social lives. YNAB is successful because the form (a digital experience built around a budgeting philosophy) firmly guides the function (healthy and informed budgeting habits). Cheers to budgeting bliss!

IMG_8374Budget available money where it’s “needed” most, then where it’s “enjoyed” most.
IMG_8378Add transactions on-the-go to maintain an accurate budget you can trust.
IMG_8380Report for “Rule #4: Age Your Money”, a tactic to break the paycheck-to-paycheck cycle.

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Laser Cutting = Magic

Wellesley Magnets

I made a set of four Wellesley-inspired magnets based on the saying: “Look like a girl. Act like a lady. Think like a man. Work like a boss.” This language is problematically gendered and condescending, not truly expressing the full potential of what it would mean to look, act, think, and work like an amazing being. In my experience, when I think about what it means to be the best, I think about Wellesley…so I modified the quote.

#OurTimeToLead – Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing

Be Bold - Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing

Last month I flew to Houston, TX to attend my first Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing. Grace Hopper Celebration felt like home. My Wellesley home, that is. Being in a room filled with brilliant, passionate women is a very comfortable space for me and I wish it wasn’t such an anomaly.

Glyphicons Pro + WordPress Child Themes

I recently decided to upgrade to the Glyphicons Pro to take advantage of 500+ beautiful, web-friendly icons. Twitter Bootstrap (the framework my current Wordpress theme is built upon) has limited access to a starter-portion of the Glyphicons. After several months of heavy use (and overall yearning for the full set), I decided to make an investment in an upgrade.