Amy is a designer with a deep passion for human-centered design. Her dual background in science and design enables her to digest massive amounts of unstoried data and translate it into clear, compelling stories for and about users.
As Design Director at Openbox, Amy is focused on building the design thinking practice and culture for a group of passionate individuals interested in issues of equity. Prior to Openbox, Amy led visual design on multidisciplinary project teams at IDEO, with an additional focus in design research and strategy. Projects included helping Bloomberg Philanthropies migrate the Mayors Challenge competition from the US to Europe, eBay imagine the future of commerce, the DMV prototype to improve the waiting experience of its customers. Her work has been recognized by Communication Arts, Gizmodo, Adobe, among others. She enjoys talking about what she does, for example at NYU, Venture for America, and the nonprofit Publicolor.
Teaching has always been an important part of Amy's career, and she is currently faculty instructor at the graduate program at the School of Visual Arts, where she also earned her MFA in Design.
Amy earned her BA in Biology from Harvard University. She is fluent in Spanish and Mandarin. When she is not untangling systems, she ponders where her next dessert will come from, and always welcomes suggestions.