Hello internet pals =)

Jan. 2017 - now

Senior Product Designer at Treehouse, an online technology school where I design online learning experiences. I craft projects through discovery, ideation, and implementation. I like bouncing around from user research, wireframing, visual design, illustration, prototyping, user testing, and development with HTML, Sass, JavaScript, and Ruby onRails. I'm also a design teacher for the UX Techdegree, a training program for aspiring UX Designers.

Creator at Earth Lover where I write about sustainability

Freelance Designer available for illustration work and mission-driven design projects. Email me




Product Designer

Quettra (acquired by SimilarWeb)

Visual / Interaction Designer


Graphic & Web Designer

Carnegie Mellon University

Web Designer


Web Development Advisor at Better Eating International, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that seeks to inspire compassion for all animals through inclusive and empowering vegan education.


Design mentor at Designlab

Mentor at Re-create, a resource which connects designers for mentorship opportunities.


BFA from Rhode Island School of Design

User research - user interviews, usability testing, personas, affinity diagramming, user flows, user journeys, empathy maps

Product design - wireframing, mockups, interactive prototyping. Sketch, Figma, Adobe XD, InVision, Abstract

Graphic design & illustration - Photoshop, Illustrator, Procreate, Indesign

Web development - HTML, CSS, Sass, JavaScript, Ruby on Rails, Jekyll, Git, GitHub, Docker, WordPress


Inclusive Design Series #1: When Products Aren't Inclusive

Treehouse Blog - Read

Inclusive Design Series #2: The Limitations (and Possibilities) of Empathy

Treehouse Blog - Read

Inclusive Design Series #3: The Importance of User Research

Treehouse Blog - Read

Inclusive Design Series #4: Design Ethics

Treehouse Blog - Read

How to Get Hired as a UX Designer

Adobe - Read

Animating SVG with CSS

LogRocket - Read

Clean Up Your Code With Modular CSS

Treehouse Blog - Read

In the news!

The web as an art medium & democratizing tech education: meet Treehouse designer, Hope Armstrong

Treehouse Blog - Read

New Abrams Claghorn Gallery Exhibit Pairs Artists and Poets

East Bay Express - Read

Past Exhibitions & Events

Annual Civic Center Art Exhibition

March 2019 - November 15, 2020. This year's annual Civic Center Art Exhibition displays the art of 31 individuals. The art was selected through a juried process, and the work represents a range of styles and mediums, including painting, photography, mixed media, textile, print, and sculpture. These works are on display on all five floors of the Martin Luther King Jr. Civic Center Building.

Martin Luther King Civic Center, 2180 Milvia Street, Berkeley, CA - website

The 2019 Affordable Art Show

October 25 - December 16, 2019. A juried exhibit of affordably priced artwork in a multi-media art show.

233 Front St, Danville, CA - website

Earth Lover @ Artisan & Art Fair

September 28, 2019 from 10am - 5pm. An outdoor pop-up featuring local arts and crafts makers. My booth will be a community resource for sustainable living. Get free handouts about a variety of topics, including how to shop in bulk using reusable containers, what to compost, what to recycle, zero waste swaps, and more! Plus free cleaning rags made from upcycled used t-shirts.

Abrams Claghorn Gallery, 1251 Solano Ave, Albany, CA - website

Small Works: A Look Back and Forward

April 3-30. Small works from over 30 artists are on display for this anniversary show in celebration of the gallery's fourth year. Reception: Saturday, April 13, 5-7 pm. My greeting cards and prints are for sale in the gallery shop.

Abrams Claghorn Gallery, 1251 Solano Ave, Albany, CA - website

Eco-friendly cleaning workshop

May 26, 2019 from 2-4pm. Are you curious about how to clean your home with plastic-free, earth-friendly, non-toxic ingredients? Kick-start your spring cleaning with this DIY workshop. You'll learn how to be an environmentally conscious consumer as well as make your own natural, sustainable cleaning supplies: a citrus-infused multi-purpose cleaner, a scrubbing cleanser, and t-shirt cleaning rags! You'll head home with all three DIY-ed products plus a booklet of more tips and resources.

Abrams Claghorn Gallery, 1251 Solano Ave, Albany, CA - website

Have You Heard Us Yet?

A collaborative, all-woman group exhibition with 10 writers and 15 visual artists; collaborating but having never met! The show is centered around what womens' hopes are for 2018 in regards to equality as well as being a voice for the issues that they feel have largely not been heard, digested, and acted upon by those currently in power within our society.

Abrams Claghorn Gallery, Albany, CA - website

New Works, New Problems

"This exhibit brings together a group of artists whose visual languages are variously tempered or liberated by the mash-up culture in which we live; a culture that at times anoints absolutes and 'correctness' even as it evaluates the innumerable outcomes, solutions and potentials derived from personal, cultural, historical, and scientific sources." - Adam Welch, PF/PCA Curator

Pittsburgh Filmmakers, Pittsburgh Center for the Arts - website

Way back in the day

  • 2009: Senior Invitational, Woods-Gerry Gallery
  • 2009: Senior Thesis Painting Show, Memorial Hall Gallery
  • 2009: Senior Painting Show, Woods Gerry
  • 2009: Choice Goods, Memorial Hall Gallery
  • 2008: The Five Unknowns, Memorial Hall Gallery

Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI - website