I'm inspired by people, their stories and the rawness of nature. These days, I am simply learning to enjoy life's impermanence.
I'm Fiona, a soul-searcher, creative, & designer. After graduating from YSDN in Toronto, I packed up my bags and moved my life to San Francisco where I'm spending my time designing Google's Fuchsia OS. I also lead Hexagon, a community for women and non-binary folks in UX.
I'm passionate about a lot of things, but specifically fitness, travel, and doing good in the world. I aim to help bridge the gap between the rich and the poor, to support those who are not as fortunate, and to empower people to reach their dreams. The world can use more love.
Get to know me and you'll quickly learn that I have an insatiable desire to explore the world (see where I've been!) and a small obsession with boba, documentaries, palm trees, and the ocean. I can usually be found taking photos, backpacking in the woods, or hand-lettering my favourite quotes.
in the media
→ GOOGLE DESIGN METHOD PODCAST
→ CALIFORNIA DREAMING | SHERIDAN
→ BRIDGING THE GAP | GOOGLE I/O
→ ADOBE BLOG | WOMEN IN UX
→ NET MAGAZINE | MAR. 2017
→ NBC BAY AREA | JAN 30. 2017
→ FAQ: TIPS AND TRICKS FOR UX
→ LANDING YOUR FIRST JOB
→ YORKU ALUMNI FEATURE
→ YORKU MAGAZINE WINTER '15
→ SHERIDAN CURIOSITIES
→ GOOGLE FOR STUDENTS
→ MARKHAM ECONOMIST & SUN
in the ux community
→ CUTC WATERLOO | MAY 2018 - SESSION SPEAKER
→ BERKELEY CMYK | NOV 2017 - KEYNOTE SPEAKER
→ GOOGLE I/O | MAY 2017 - SESSION SPEAKER
→ SHERIDAN IXD / YSDN | NOV 2016 - SPEAKER
→ BERKELEY CMYK | NOV 2016 - SPEAKER
→ GRACE HOPPER CONF | OCT 2016 - ATTENDEE
→ IDEATE AT DUKEU | APRIL 2016 - SPEAKER
→ INTERACTION 16 BY IXDA | MAR 2016 - ATTENDEE
→ TEDxUCI LIMITLESS | MAY 2015 - VOLUNTEER
→ YSDN MADE 2015 | APRIL 2015 - GRADSHOW
→ YSDN INTERNSHIP NIGHT | DEC 2014 - PANELIST
→ STARTUP WEEKEND TORONTO | SEP, NOV 2013
→ FITC TORONTO | APRIL 2013, 2014 - VOLUNTEER
TO BUILD A SUPPORTIVE COMMUNITY THAT FOSTERS DIVERSITY, SUPPORT, EMPOWERMENT, AND MENTORSHIP FOR WOMEN.
Boys and Girls Club
TO PROVIDE THE LOW-INCOME YOUTH WITH THE OPPORTUNITIES THEY NEED TO ACHIEVE SCHOOL SUCCESS.
I lived in Saudi Arabia for a year shortly after I was born
I played the piano for 12 years before focusing on fine arts & design
I’m big on travelling! Ventured to 23 countries so far
I have a family Schnauzer named Dali, a rescue from Mexico
I was a competitive dragon boat paddler in university
I held a poster in the background of an episode of Degrassi