The world's first pre-exposure notification app, shaping the next generation of tools to fight and prevent global pandemics

Type / Native & Web Apps

Duration / Mar. 2020 – Present

Role / Principal Designer

Tools / UI • UX • Visual Design • User Research • Design Systems • Frontend


In early March 2020, a world-renown Carnegie Mellon math professor, Po-Shen Loh, realized a novel approach to building an app that could help stop the spread of COVID-19.

Po hired myself and another designer to begin building out the vision for this application immediately. NOVID has since become the first pre-exposure notification app with the most accurate and anonymous contact tracing capabilities in the world to mitigate viral disease. We launched the first version of NOVID in early April 2020.

Our team has since grown to 20+ talented and passionate individuals working around the clock to continue building out a solution that is the next generation technology for pandemic response.

This is an active role. I currently lead most of NOVID’s design efforts, including our native iOS and Android apps, administrative dashboards for communities, testing interface for healthcare workers, and materials for outreach + social media campaigns.

If you’d like to learn more about NOVID, please see the information and articles below.

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Mockups of the NOVID app

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