Senior designer and UX manager


Farewell Microsoft

This week was my last week at Microsoft. Elizabeth, Lincoln and I will be packing up our house and moving to the Bay Area so I can start at Google in June.

I’ve been asked what I’ll miss most about Seattle, and just like when we left Austin five years ago, my answer is exactly the same: the friends we made.

One of the best things about working at Microsoft was being surrounded by some of the smartest people in the world. I’ve learned more in the last 5 years than any period in my life since college, and for that, I will always be grateful.

Now for some thank yous:

  1.  Thank you to the designers and integrators on my team - you are some of the most talented folks out there. I’m proud that you have a well-rounded understanding of the business, user experience, and technology for Store. It is one of your superpowers. Never lose it.
  2. Thank you to the engineering team for keeping me honest and pushing me to do my best. Even though design was centralized in our organization, you always made it feel like we were on the same team.
  3. Thank you to my manager for taking a chance on me and steering the right opportunities my way. Measuring impact in billions is something I won’t forget.