Why listen to me?
I am a lifelong creative person and designer. With an upbringing in the arts, I’ve had a lifelong love affair with collaborative creativity. I believe in design both as a practice and as a powerful tool. Whether writing code (yes, I did that. Loved it), designing systems, or engaging 30 stakeholders in a co-design process, creating something from nothing energizes me.
I’ve been in your shoes. As a design strategist, I’ve lead design and vision projects at Adaptive Path, POP! and Hot Studio for Nike, The Metropolitan Opera, and Vanguard Funds. I’ve held roles ranging from front-end dev to creative director to company leader to entrepreneur.
I’m dedicated to creative leadership. Creative leadership development is what I do. I design unique and original creative leadership development programs for companies including Walmart, Intuit, RiotGames, Capital One, and Citrix.
I know creative teamwork backwards and forwards. Design thinking and methods help you organize information and uncover ideas — but they don’t help you work with the complex world of human emotions and team dynamics. My training in Organizational Relationship Systems Intelligence and Co-active Coaching compliments my Master of Design Methods from the Institute of Design at IIT and gives me a giant, proven toolbox.