Nice to meet you! I'm Maddie, a senior product designer and front-end developer collaborating with hybrid teams to build custom products and experiences.
I have a mindset for envisioning and building software. Usually I'm designing a new user interface, leading teams of junior designers, or coding a solution on a front-end system. Making sure to live between the magic of design and development. After working as the first product designer at Y-Combinator API documentation startup ReadMe, I started freelancing, enjoying the variety of clients and products I collaborated on. Following I co-founded a digital product studio called Symbiant, leading a cohort of designers and developers to build custom solutions. I've been lucky and grateful to work with cutting-edge pre-Seed to Series A startups and teams in the SF and NY areas. Each new product, startup or client project is led to deliver results in an intentional and impactful solution. Now I've joined the team at Accenture.
I work to make sure each product is collaborative, user-focused, high-quality and development ready
To build a superior product with an impactful user experience, I start with customer research and stakeholder interviews to ensure I understand the audience we’re building for, the problem being solved, and goals to achieve.
Working together towards a vision
Create a strategy
Using insights from our stakeholder and customer interviews, we’ll begin crafting product design solutions. As we think through the details, I'll bring in clients, stakeholders and developers to finalise a solution.
Learning what's successful
Once the product is in a good place, we’ll get it in front audiences, ensuring their feedback is incorporated early on. From there, I'll continue to test and iterate until the product meets certain goals and criteria keeping development in mind.
Working from start to finish
Finalising a vision
As a product grows and evolves, I'm happy to continue working with clients, stakeholders and developers, whether it's small tweaks or an entire pivot, or a bug appears within the product that needs engineering assistance.
I'm humbled to have worked on exciting projects for some very nice people over the past years