UX Architect, IBM Planning Analytics

I joined IBM as a Senior UX Design Lead and was quickly promoted to UX Architect for the flagship property, IBM Planning Analytics.


Planning Analytics is financial planning and analysis tool used by billion-dollar corporations around the world to manage and forecast various aspects of their business. It is a platform for building applications that interact with a multi-dimensional in-memory database that can recalculate data cubes with trillions of possible data intersections in seconds.


I work on all UX aspects of the product, from the discover/learn/try/buy journey all the way through to the day-to-day experience for advanced users. I meet with customers to understand their pain points, develop concept cars for future enhancements, and supervise the designs for virtually every aspect of the platform.




Category Corporate & UX Design

Date February 2019 to current




My largest project over the past year has been leading the redesign of the platform using IBM's Carbon Design System. The image on the left is the legacy home page. The image on the right is the new Carbonized version. I will post a link to a blog I wrote about the experience as soon as it's published.



This is a before/after image of the dashboard page with a new data tree, toolbar, workspace and page navigation. We are currently redesigning all the dashboard widgets (cube viewer, set editor, dimension editor, etc.). I'll share before/after images when they are released.



This one of the demos I built for the Trial site. I hid a number of stories in the sample data and invite users to find them. For instance, what happened to European sales in 2021, after the Suez canal was blocked for a week? And what happened to gaming PC's in 2020? The "Show me how" button launches a WalkMe tour.



Planning Analytics was recently acknowledged with a Gartner Peer Insights Customers Choice Award.