I’m Steph. I’m an Ohio native who loves video games, CrossFit, and BBC programs.
I’m also a journalist who pioneered content-first design and Lean Content testing, two low-risk methods for proving traction before building a product. Here’s a 5-min video of me talking about this stuff at the 2012 Lean Startup Conference when I had really, really long hair. Dang, I miss that hair.
Anyway, these days I’m VP of Design at Capital One just outside DC, where I specialize in designing integrated experiences powered by AI. I lead a team of people who are much smarter and cooler than me, but hey they can’t clean and jerk 210# like I can* so at least I’ve got that going for me.
* Well, circa July 2016, that is.