I'm Kelli, a designer with a focus in interaction and visual design. I grew up in a small town outside of Seattle and went on to attend the University of Washington to study architecture and to play Division I Women's Soccer; two top programs respectively.
A professor once told me,
He was of course referring to the impact of walls, ceiling heights, materials, and structural systems. All of which I have had the pleasure of working with for the first five years of my career while designing within the built environment.
But when I started running the businesses that I had built, I realized that he wasn't just talking about the design of the building, but the design of peoples' experiences.
This holds true in the world of tech as well. However, I made the pivot to tech not because of its similarities, but because of its unique ability to drive people to interact with each other and their environment. I feel that's when we are at our best. Its a wild time we live in and I feel drawn to do my part in designing technology that brings out our human nature instead of replacing it.
From my architecture background, I believe in structure. And from my athletic background, I believe in industrious work to create something lean. That is my role as a designer: clearly structured information and lean designs that, together, make the complex easy to digest, delightful to experience, and that invites us to engage with each other.
I am a designer. I am a creative. I am an athlete. And I have a fascination with how people put ideas onto paper.