As GitHub's Head of Design I lead a cross-functional team including Product Design, Customer Research, Brand and Marketing Design, Design Infrastructure, Design Engineering, and Design Operations. My team is responsible for the end-to-end user experience of GitHub's products, brand direction for key events such as GitHub Universe
, and delivering compelling launch campaigns such as Copilot X
Since joining GitHub in 2015, I led the Primer
design systems team and developed Primer from a CSS framework to mature design system of components, documentation, and tooling. Under my leadership, the team also shipped a significant visual rededesign
and the biggest changes to the repository homepage
in 5+ years. In 2020, my team delivered one of GitHub's most highly requested features – Dark mode
In the first half of 2022 we were in a hyper-growth phase and I grew the team by 42%, onboarding designers, researchers, design engineers, managers and directors across the organization. I've developed the team’s practices and processes, and built new specialist design teams such as growth design and accessibility design. Through my role leading design systems and now leading the Design Org, I've also been working to build a more inclusive design culture
and experience for our customers.
Prior to joining GitHub, I spent several years at Etsy, where I worked on re-designing seller tools
, developed the design onboarding process, taught new designers how to push code, and was part of a small team that built a new design system
Check out my LinkedIn
profile for more details on my work history.