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I’m a product and services designer, researcher, collaborator, and leader. I’m also a maker, a snowsports enthusiast, and an endlessly curious human. I love to observe; to listen, to ask. To try things; to learn, to sketch, to build, to iterate.* I’ve been working in web, mobile, and enterprise app development since 2004. She/her pronouns. I’m glad you’re here!

Talk to me about: art, architecture, design, social justice, design leadership, metalworking, ability, inclusion, race, gender, aging, culture, healthcare, usability in security, usability in open source, privacyhockey, motorcycles, agribiz, robotics, Arduino, avionics, anarchism, govtech.

ninavizz is my universal handle as well as my gmail.

* Acknowledged serial abuser of semicolons and oxford commas.


I live with my partner and two mischievous cats on a tree farm outside Portland, which has been a delightful midlife change after 20+ years in the San Francisco Bay Area. I enjoy snowboarding, travel, farm-to-table living, and taking-in the Milky Way on clear nights from home.  I also co-lead Portland’s IxDA chapter, and am still gunning for that elusive gig driving a snowcat groomer at 2am on the slopes of Mt. Hood.