Hi! I’m Kathy (or @pifafu online) – this is a little webpage for my work and interests in web product design.

I’m driven to design because I am deeply enamored with creating and because I wish to be useful. In work, I find great meaning in understanding others and building towards a common goal. When possible, I approach work with humor and optimism.

The majority of my career has been focused on designing for creative communities. I had the privilege of working at Patreon in its early stages, then spent 6 years designing for software communities at GitHub. My interests in design have been deeply influenced by the ethos of these businesses and the people who created them.

I spend a lot of my time making ceramics, listening to stories about animals and science, and playing video games.