My computer science background equips me to take on complex technical projects, and it’s a skill I hold close to my heart. I am passionate about the positive role that design plays in bringing responsible AI to help people solve real problems.
One of my strengths as a designer to embrace ambiguity that comes with any creative work. There is great value in being a part of cross functional teams. My ideal team is akin to a community that I can learn from and rely on.
Recently, I have been exploring how I can reprogram my relationship with social media. In an attempt to shift it's usefulness from curation to contemplation, I document ordinary, raw moments of everyday life on smoljoys.doc.
I deeply value human connection, and the power of community. I am an amalgamation of the many brilliant thought leaders that I admire, such as Doug Engelbert for his vision of ubiquitous computing, Bell Hooks for placing emphasis on what it means to have a 'love ethic' and Naval Ravikant for sharing his wisdom on wealth and happiness. I also really like Randall Munroe's XKCD comics and Tim Urban's Wait But Why.