I am a strategist and designer, trained in design thinking methodologies with experience in communications  and technology in Fortune 500 companies as both a strategist and technologist. Committed to always learning, I am also pursuing my masters in Strategic Design and Management at Parsons at The New School, graduating in May 2018. Born in the heart of Texas with a learned love for Brooklyn, I currently live just north of Chicago.

Photo credit: www.osberphotos.com

I am passionate about designing for a better human experience, with emphases on environmental responsibility, health, and technology. Understanding human behavior and what motivates change is fascinating and broad, allowing me to be openly curious and leverage photography, graphic design, and writing to capture what is in hopes of developing what could be. A personal example of this is in my business cards for SXSW, starting in 2016. As a native of the city, I designed the cards as pieces of a recommendation experience that included a webpage and Google map the delight I experienced from recipients of my cards was well worth the effort and I've iterated on it each year.

I also believe in making brave choices and exploring life's opportunities. Starting a second chapter to an ongoing passion project, I recently opened my Say Yes Moments blog to include stories from others after sharing my own "say yes moment" of moving to New York this past year. It is rewarding to listen to the paths people take and the moments that matter to them, and then craft them into a story to encourage more to live boldly. It has also encouraged me to continue to step outside of my comfort zone and pursue more of what makes me come alive, such as acting.

I would love to discuss how I can partner to solve your business challenges, share your "say yes moment" on my blog, or grab a cup of a locally roasted coffee!