About Me

I am a multi-disciplinary thinker and skilled practitioner. I’ve worked in the trenches at agencies, start-ups, and in-house teams. I have a qualitative heart and a quantitative brain. I love observing people, listening to them, and figuring out how to help them. I’m a Stanford CS grad with a deep understanding of technology, the web, and mobile. I have experience in product strategy, user research (generative and evaluative), interaction design, prototyping, copywriting, and visual design.

My goal is to create compelling, useful, beautiful products and services driven by empathy and insights. 

I have a deep understanding of technology and the web. I taught myself to hand-code HTML in the mid-1990s. I was one of the first users of Blogger in the year 2000. While a Computer Science student at Stanford, I was also Lawrence Lessig's webmaster and created his weblog. For my college internship, I worked on a failed web browser at AOL/Netscape; the same team would later go on to create Firefox. I met my husband in Austin at the SXSW conference in 2004. We also once purchased a still-sealed Apple //c off of eBay and, yes, unboxed it on the Internet.

Besides having a passion for user experience and product design, I also love immersive theatre, cocktails, dining out, photography, architecture, and live music.

I have a bot created for me by my good friend Buzz Anderson; you can find it at @kathryn_ebooks on Twitter. It's usually more entertaining than I am.