SolidWorks (8/2008 – 5/2012)

User Experience Design Manager

SolidWorks makes 3D CAD software for mechanical engineers. When I joined the company, the User Experience group was newly formed and charged with bringing the discipline into our product development process. As such, I influenced project teams both from the ground up, and from management down, through both process and deliverables. Acted in many roles, including: design manager, user experience designer, usability test designer & facilitator, product manager, product strategist.

Led the design effort for this $2B company’s first cloud-based suite of products, for delivery on 4 platforms simultaneously: desktop, web, phone, and tablet. This was the company’s first product launch on mobile platforms.



Cloud-based data management product

Data visualization

Help system innovations