As a seasoned Art Director, Design Manager, and Digital Innovator and Strategist, I have spent my career leading and motivating creative teams, creating and implementing design solutions, and building and cultivating relationships within the design/development community in order to meet business needs. I have worked with and supported people and agencies all over the world, from New York City to London to Hong Kong. My entrepreneurial spirit combined with my experience across multiple industries allows me to offer very valuable insight to many organizations.
I enjoy working with people and I take pride in helping others find success. More recently in my career, I have started to shift my role as an advocate for opportunities for designers and developers to further their careers. This shift has ignited my passion to be more of a design coach and career development evangelist focused on enabling a healthy team culture and empowering designers and developers to be decision makers.
I was formally trained in graphic design and photography, but I have remained focused for the past 17 years on digital experiences. I have spent countless hours continuously learning and educating myself on creative trends at conferences like TEDx Pittsburgh, 99U, HOW Design Live, An Event Apart, and Adobe MAX, to name a few. I was selected to participate in a Future Leaders Summit and have also completed a Design Thinking course at the Darden School of Business Executive Education (University of Virginia), AIGA’s Facilitation: by Design training, and Scrum Product Owner training.
With experience as an Interactive Art Director and Digital Strategist in the finance and investment industry, Director of Multimedia Services at a design agency, a Creative Manager at a Fortune 500 retailer, a UX Designer/Developer at a large news organization, and a Web Designer/Consultant at a Fortune 200 bank, my career so far has given me a holistic view of customer interactions that help me figure out the best ways to reach an organization’s target audience.
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