Brett is a Strategic Designer at MAYA. Equal parts researcher, thinker, and human-centered designer, Brett strives for a deep understanding of people and context in order to guide the creative process. He is particularly interested in how design can be used to address complex organizational and social challenges.
At MAYA, Brett enables client teams to thrive by bringing diverse stakeholders together and fostering connections. He believes that the most transformative work is done within these collaborative communities.
Before joining MAYA, Brett led the User Experience Design of Learning Science Software Systems at Carnegie Mellon’s Human-Computer Interaction Institute. As a graduate student in interaction design, Brett explored local problems such as commuting alternatives to driving alone, air pollution in Southwestern PA, combined sewer overflow, and resource sharing.
MDes Interaction Design, Carnegie Mellon University
BS Human-Computer Interaction, Technical Writing and Communication, Carnegie Mellon University
Places I’ve Lived
Glen Ridge, NJ
Outside of MAYA
You can find me exploring the city by bike, listening to a vinyl record, watching a movie with my wife, or being entertained by our small cadre of dogs and cats.
Books I Love
In the Bubble, John Thackara
Invisible Cities, Italo Calvino
Bright Lights, Big City, Jay McInerney
Most of Philip K. Dick’s oeuvre