Hi, I’m Carlie.

I am a UX designer and researcher hailing from Chapel Hill, North Carolina. I am currently living in Pittsburgh while earning a Masters in Design at Carnegie Mellon

I am passionate about the intersection between design, policy, and cities. I love working on projects that help me ponder the question: how do we use design to shape the future of our cities—to make them more equitable, sustainable, and connected?

I do this by thinking strategically about systems, building narratives that help people understand them, and then creating thoughtful experiences that change perceptions. This past summer I worked as a UX Intern at General Motors in Detroit, helping to reimagine the car sharing experience and the future of mobility.

Before returning to school for design, I worked as a senior communications executive for clean energy tech companies, a digital director for a successful SF Board of Education race, and an Obama ‘12 campaign field organizer in Colorado. You can check out some of my campaign work here.

When I’m not designing, you may find me cooking, running, or exploring Pittsburgh neighborhoods looking for the best chocolate croissant.

What I do well: User Experience Design | Interaction Design | User Research | Strategy | Social Impact | Systems Thinking

People often tell me I’m good at: Organizing | Communicating Clearly | Connecting People | Facilitating | Collaborating