Users inspire me—while an optimism that inclusive, empowering experiences & teamwork are always an option no matter the task, what drives me. Simplicity in design is my gold; and systems, my symphony for orchestrating delight.
On my mind: art, architecture, accessibility, interaction design, open source, metalworking, typography, inclusion, semiotics, design ethics, co-active leadership; Zebra unity, epic powder days, ice hockey, culture jamming. Maybe (possibly) just a few other things, too.
ninavizz is my universal handle, as well as my gmail. My public PGP key is advised for sensitive matters. She/her pronouns.
* Yes, I’m also chuffed by the de-humanization in reducing the humans using our products, to the word “users.” And yet, that line wrapping would kill me. No, not really—but, man, self-promotion & neurosis are my brain’s Fred & Ginger.
I live with my partner and two mischievous cats on a tree farm at the base of Mt Hood, in rural Oregon; which has been a delightful midlife change after 20+ years in the San Francisco Bay Area. I enjoy travel, CrossFit, outdoor adventure, 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.