I am a trained public speaker. (I also tried to be a stand-up comedian, but let’s talk about that later.) I’ve delivered talks on design, UX writing, storytelling, mindfulness, and more.

Designing with words, it’s a thing

Learn how to tell good UX writing from bad in under 3 seconds, how to design with content, and which principles of language can make you a better designer.

Ladies That UX, January 2022

How UX Writing is like stand-up comedy (and also how it’s not)

This was a keynote presentation at the inaugural Button conference. How content designers can use practices from joke writing and stand-up to produce content that connects. Serious stuff.

Button Conference, October 2020

Storytelling and design

Storytelling is the oldest technology we have to convey complex ideas in influential ways. I presented this talk and workshop to a multidisciplinary group of students at Stanford.

Stanford, April 2019

More than (buzz)words: 4 frameworks to help you think and build narratively

There is a lot of buzz around storytelling.” This talk replaces platitudes with practical tools to help content designers do their jobs better.

UXU, Google, November 2018

Get in touch if you’d like to me speak at your conference or event.