Senior UX Researcher, New York, USA
I've been working in research and strategy for almost 10 years—but I actually wanted to be a designer, originally! My major was in Neuroscience + Cognitive Psychology—I've always been interested in why we humans do the things we do. It was actually a lot easier for me to land my first job as a researcher than it was to break into design, at the time. Despite the fact that entry-level research roles were (and continue to be) pretty scarce. As I got my feet wet and began interviewing people to help Product + Design understand their needs: I knew I'd serendipitously ended up in the right role.
Part of why I love working as a researcher is that my day-to-day is full of such variety. You might find me... Planning research with my Product + Design pals, coding a survey so we can gain confidence in a decision, or deep in conversation with someone who uses Shortcut.
I participate in our Design rituals and routines, to make sure that we carry our customers' voice into our discussions. Given I work from home in NYC, you can also find me pacing the neighborhood to think through a challenging problem, or cuddling with the cat.
Why, you wanna hang? I'm flattered.
Now that the city has come alive again, I've been spending a good amount of time goofing around with friends. Concerts, art exhibits, and happy hour oysters bring me a lot of joy. But I'm an introvert at heart: in my quiet moments, I'm creating things, admiring the natural world, and... actually, still cuddling with the cat.
I have a very eclectic taste in music. I like to say that my favorite type of music is "good music," which sounds silly, but it doesn't take a certain genre to get me excited. There are an infinite number of ways for a song to be composed, performed + produced in a way that lands—and for me, there's nothing better than listening to that perfect, new jam.
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warm rays on your skin
Michelle, Arlo Parks
Keep Your Warm
Cigarettes After Sex
I'd like to think of myself as a lion. I am a Leo, after all. But in asking around (#researcher) it seems my close friends + family think of me a little bit differently: meerkat, snow leopard, octopus, jaguar, white-tailed deer, Asian golden cat, maned wolf, Siamese cat, owl, clouded leopard, kestrel, poison dart frog. Interesting!
Hello there, I'm a Senior Product Designer at Shortcut with the Build team. I’ve been here since March 2021 and I am working remotely from Toronto, Canada.
Hi, I'm Paolo, a Senior Product Designer at Shortcut working on the Growth team. I’ve been here since 2020 and I’m based in Abruzzo, Italy.