I had the pleasure of working with Kristin on several projects where she was the lead designer and I was the technical product manager, and each time, she demonstrated that she is a smart, detail-oriented, thoughtful designer, who is able to delve into complex systems and problems and then design elegant solutions that meet the project requirements but that also work technically. Stakeholders trust her and team members enjoy working with her because she listens well and responds to their needs, demonstrates genuine interest and empathy, and communicates openly, honestly, and frequently. Kristin has a rare ability to engender an environment that is creative, collaborative, and team-oriented. Her work product and prototypes are neat and organized, and she is always interested in finding ways to work better – to continuously improve – an attitude which I really appreciated for its value on our agile practices.
She became the foundation of the department…the revenue, projects and quality have experienced an increase in an already profitable and creative department. In short, Kristin is a dynamo.
Kristin possesses a highly creative mind, exceptional interviewing skills, and the ability to turn complex and varied user data into concrete deliverables that drive design decisions and keep a project moving forward. Among her strengths, her empathy for users and her desire to truly understand their perspective — and address that in the product design — really stand out.
If you have the opportunity to work with her, take it. Your team and your products will be better off for it.
Kristin is one of those rare individuals who can both follow instructions and take initiative, as appropriate. During the course of our work together her grasp of the nature of business as well as a meticulous attention to detail resulted in improved client and vendor relationships. She was a productive contributor to team efforts as well as a self-starter. Her high degree of integrity and resourcefulness are complemented by a cheerful disposition and willingness to learn and grow.
Kristin has the indispensable ability to listen and ask the relevant questions. Most importantly, Kristin has the experience and maturity to know herself and her capabilities. In all these years, she has consistently given great estimates and timely delivery. “Say what you do, and do what you say.” As my responsibilities have increased over the years in each position, I’ve come to greatly value Kristin and others with this high level of maturity, work ethic, and commitment.
In my current role as President of an iPad software startup, Kristin has been consistent in her delivery, flexible in her schedule, and invaluable to our team. Whether she’s fulfilling our Marketing needs, or acting as sounding board for some of our more fantastical ideas, or role playing in preparation of an important meeting, Kristin is always on point. I trust Kristin and her work implicitly.
I give Kristin the highest recommendation.