Originally from Dallas, Texas.
Currently in Washington, DC.

Heyo, I'm Daniel - a designer, developer, and behaviorial researcher hoping to further my career in the design space.

I was born and raised in Dallas, Texas. Growing up, I had a unique perspective of the world - being American, and being black. I learned everyone has a story to tell, and it's important to be open to change and fresh ideas.

I found a love for psychology and design my sophomore year of college. After personal struggles with anxiety and depression, I became fascinated with the way people think, feel, and behave - and how products could help them live more fulfilling lives. I graduated from the University of Virginia, with a B.A. in Computer Science and a Focus in Psychology.

Currently, I'm a product designer at The Washington Post. I design new reading experiences for the upcoming 2020 election, figuring out how to best answer reader questions about November. I also lead the design of our personalized products, and previously led the user experience for our suite of publishing tools.

Before joining The Post, I completed an 8-month research project for how college students can better care for their mental health, and used the research to help design a university telemental health platform with UniWellness.

Outside of design, I'm a major basketball fan, and enjoy exploring the green outdoors. My fun fact is placing 3rd in a national slam poetry competition.

I'm always down to collaborate when I have the time. Reach out and let's chat!

Education

University of Virginia

Bachelor of Arts in Computer Science, Focus in Psychology (27 Credit Hours) • May 2018

Experience

The Washington Post

Product Designer • Aug 2019 - Present

UniWellness TeleMental Health

Product Design Associate • Feb 2019 - June 2019 (Contract)

Storyware Digital Agency

UX Analyst, Software Engineer • Jan 2018 - June 2019

Autry Design

Freelance Designer, Developer • Sep 2017 - June 2019

Elliewood Fellowship

Mental Health User Researcher • Feb 2018 - Jan 2019

HackCville Launch Acadamy

UX/UI/Web Development Instructor • May 2018 - Aug 2018

Goldman Sachs

Technical Analyst, Project Lead • May 2017 - Aug 2017

Radical Design Agency

Project Lead, Web Developer • Jan 2017 - Nov 2017

Resume

Skills

General

UX/UI
Product Design
User Research
Rapid Prototyping
Storyboarding
Wireframing
Design Sprints
Usability Testing
Branding
Frontend Dev
Software Engineering

Design

Adode Creative Suite
Sketch
Figma
InVision
InVision Studio
Keynote

Engineering

HTML/CSS
AngularJS/jQuery
PHP
Custom CMS
SQL
Python
Java
C/C++
Git
Command Line