I'm an experience design leader with a record of solving important problems with beautiful solutions. I've built and led diverse design teams that are able to bring the future into focus through foundational research, aspirational ideation and compelling visual design. I thrive when developing deep meaning for teams, evangelizing a bright vision of the future and inspiring organizations to change for the better.

  • I believe that design is the discipline best suited to bringing the future closer to the present.
  • I believe deep, long-term success in work requires rooting your actions in kindness and respect.
  • I don't believe that every problem can be solved by a new product.

Industry Experience
Non-Profit and Advocacy
Government and Multinational
Consumer Banking

Design Leadership and Management
Interface Design
Strategic Design
Identity and Brand Design
Print Publication Design
Public Speaking

How I Can Help

Design Leadership

I've built and led teams in person and remotely (before it was cool), managed both individual contributors and managers, crafted team objectives and more—all in service of creating healthy, happy, sustainable teams.

Experience Design

I work with design practitioners and partners to build digital products and experiences that are sensitive to the desires of the user, constraints of reality and requirements of the company. I value quality, pragmatism and balance throughout the product development lifecycle.

Inspiring Teams

I work to engage, align and inspire diverse audiences through strategic communications. In addition to my own experiences presenting in front of groups small and large, I've also been a coach on public speaking, storytelling, and messaging for others.

Select Clients

Capital One
Experience design leader working at the intersection of strategy and design for our consumer and internal experiences.

Everytown for Gun Safety
Designed digital and physical products for the nation's leading gun safety organization

Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Lead designer for redesign of the award winning and

International Monetary Fund
Art direction and design for the IMF's award-winning intranet re-design

Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Lead designer for ArtsEdge educational experience

National Park Service
Lead interface designer for redesign, Civil War sesquecentennial experience and other projects

U.S. Department of State
Designed online experience for foreign exchange student program

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Designer for RWJF's website relaunch 

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