Closing out 2013: My Move to San Francisco

Closing out 2013: My Move to San Francisco

Things have been quiet on this site recently, and that’s because I’ve been incredibly busy making some pretty major life changes in the later half of 2013. I’ve relocated to San Francisco and have joined the amazing team at RelateIQ.

Why the move to the Bay Area?

The Philadelphia area was wonderful to me for the past 6.5 years. The people I met and the things I experienced in Philadelphia have had a significant impact on my life both personally and professionally. Moving on is certainly bittersweet. However, the Bay Area offers me a chance to push myself in my career and take on new challenges. The opportunities in San Francisco are incredible, and I’m excited to be in the place where there’s a constant buzz and energy around making great products.

Why RelateIQ?

After having experience in both a large organization and at an agency, I was looking for something new. I’ve joined a startup in order to dive head first into building a product that I believe has the potential to make a significant impact on people’s lives; a product that I can stick with, see improved over time, and where I have the chance to significantly impact the user experience of that product. Along with that, I wanted to join a team that’s a joy to be around every day and who I can learn from. That’s RelateIQ.

RelateIQ automatically captures your communications from email, phone calls, calendar events, and social networks. The idea is to reduce the significant amount of manual data entry most systems require in order to manage your professional relationships. We’re helping people build better relationships and make smarter decisions. Exciting and challenging, for sure!

Thank you

The move to San Francisco was not without its challenges, and I owe a lot to those who helped me along the way. Without naming everyone individually, I want to thank you all for your guidance, advice, and assistance in finding the right opportunity. I’m looking forward to meeting new people and joining Bay Area UX (and non UX) events and meetups. Please reach out if you’re in the area!

Catriona Shedd

I am a User Experience Designer with a passion for making people’s lives better through design. I have helped over a dozen organizations obtain a competitive advantage by delivering great user experiences across desktop, mobile, tablet and other channels.

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