A Framework for Bulk Actions in Enterprise SaaS

As a UX designer at Blackline Safety, a lot of my work involves designing new features for our software platform, Blackline Live. One specific area of focus was designing features that our internal teams use in order for them to do their work more effectively. There’s a phenomenal advantage when your end users are your […]

Sequence2Script UI Design and Usability Testing

Back in March of 2019, I decided to join the very first Neuro Nexus brain health hackathon at the University of Calgary. During this competition, I was intrigued by a particular problem presented by the PsychPGx Lab and decided to join the team. Depending on your genetics, you can metabolize drugs differently from others. This […]

FREDsense Brand Refresh

So back in 2012, little baby Patrick was part of an immensely successful iGEM team. We were hoping to engineer bacteria that could detect and remediate toxins in oil sands tailings ponds. The following year, six members of that team founded a synthetic biology startup called FREDsense Technologies, focused on building biosensors to detect toxins […]

Research to the Real World – A Workbook for Grad Students

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After finishing the Innovator’s Handbook, the University of Alberta’s Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research (FGSR) asked me to create a companion document to help graduate students even further. This led to the creation of a digital workbook entitled Research to the Real World – How Your Project Can Grow Your Entrepreneurial Skills. The task […]

The Innovator’s Handbook – A Guide for Graduate Students

In March of 2019, the University of Alberta’s Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research (FGSR) published the Innovator’s Handbook – A Guide for Graduate Students, in collaboration with the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry (FoMD). This was the result of over six months of work, where I was hired as the Innovation Handbook Lead to direct […]