Howdy, I'm Kira.

I believe in the power of design to solve real problems.

Currently a UX Designer and Front-End Engineer tackling the student debt crisis at Gradifi in Boston. In the past, my work has spanned industries in Boston, Austin, and New York City, in design and user experience. I also enjoy teaching ESL, making collages, casual biking and distance running.

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Flawless Hacks

Flawless Hacks is a nonprofit that hosts an annual Beyoncé-themed, beginner-focused hackathon for women in New York City. I co-founded the 501c3-status nonprofit in 2016 with Kaitlin Gu.

In our three-year run, we have brought together more than 500 technical women for a day of keynote speakers, beginner- to advanced-level workshops and mentorship. Most exciting, almost half of Flawless Hacks attendees are at their first hackathon. Our attendees say "I had never felt this empowered by a coding crowd before."

To learn more about Flawless Hacks, visit our website or facebook page.

UX for a modern workforce

Gradifi is an HR benefit for the modern workforce--letting employers contribute to paying down employees' student loan debt, and helping save for future education costs. My focus is on creating a seamless user experience. With a focus on design systems and accessibility, I wear designer, front-end implementation, and occasionally product management hats.

Reach out if you'd like to see my full portfolio. If you have the password, enter it here.

Graphic design hustle

Outside of work, I am generally available for freelance projects. Past clients include:

More to come...

This website is currently under construction. Feel free to drop me a line using the links below.

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