I’m a user experience designer with a career shaped by visual design. I value connection and have a strong play ethic.

As a designer I’m invigorated by the iterative, collaborative, and thoughtful methods of a holistic design approach found in UX and Service Design. Throughout my career I’ve stayed active in my design communities and continue to educate myself in design methods and tools.
At my core I love making things and the process of making things. For years I published a creative blog and nurtured a business focused on handmade gift giving. I still maintain practices like calligraphy, watercolor, and sketch noting to keep me enlivened and balanced as a creator.
Contact me: 
shasta [at] shastablasta.com