Hi there. I'm Alyson. I make products and spaces and care a lot about people and places. I created this site to tell the story of my experiences. You can check out the Abridged version for just the facts, or the Unabridged version for a little more info. Either way, thanks for visiting and listening to me go on and on about myself.
Human-centered design unifies my academic, professional, and entrepreneurial endeavors. Mapping out and understanding the way individuals and businesses interact with technology, brands, spaces, and one another is my jam. It's propelled me to create applications and companies in both existing and emerging arenas, and to push people and products beyond what was previously thought possible.
I've lived a lot of places: Chicago, New York City, London, California, Tennessee, Nepal - to name a few in zero order and incongruent scale. I grew up in Lemont, Illinois. My wife and I moved to Minnesota from Brooklyn. It stuck. We have two dogs, Dinosaur and Tuesday. They are insane and perfect.
Oh, and I'm a Cultural Geographer. It's like being an Anthropologist or a Sociologist, but I can make maps.
I strategically identify and produce what could be, by seeking to understand and improve upon what is and what has been.