Nicole leads all things Product Design at LeanDog, where she works on crafting innovative, impactful, technology products that deliver maximum business value and exceed users expectations. Whether designing a smart household robot or making big data easily understood, Nicole helps teams work through uncertainty and validate a product’s design to deliver a solution people love.
With 18+ years designing software and leading teams for 1-woman startups to Fortune 100 companies, Nicole has covered the entire UX spectrum. She is passionate about finding better ways to work as happy whole teams and teaching others how design thinking, system thinking, and Lean UX (with a bit of agile) make a difference in building and designing great products.
She is co-founder of Her Ideas in Motion, a Cleveland nonprofit, that is working to change the gender ratio in tech by inspiring the next generation of girls through hands-on technology and media workshops. She also leads Cleveland Lean Startup Circle in bringing the thriving startup and entrepreneurial communities together.