I'm currently an Experience Design Lead at The Northern Lab, an enterprise-wide idea accelerator within Northern Trust, with the mission to identify, incubate and design experiences that drive client loyalty and promote employee engagement.
Previously, I worked at IA Collaborative as a Senior Designer on projects across brand, print, service, and experience design, for clients like FedEx, Amgen, PepsiCo, and Hyatt. Working on nimble, multi-disciplinary teams I wore many hats—participated in ethnographic research around the world, translated insights into viable design strategies, created artifacts at various fidelity levels—all while engaging clients as partners in the design thinking process.
Before IA Collaborative, I was a Brand and Experience Designer at Uptake, a predictive analytics startup. In a role that combined design, strategy and writing, I developed the firm's visual and brand identity. I applied human-centered design methodologies to define internal processes. I also facilitated workshops with peers to define company values, culture, and employee engagement initiatives.
I’m served as a board member and Design Director of the Chicago Design Museum where I led a team of designers in conceptualization of exhibition identities, design and installation of way-finding and didactic signage, definitionand implementation of web strategy, design, and development, and design and production of various marketing collateral.
From early 2011 until April 2014, I worked as an Information and UX Designer at Morningstar, Inc. Collaborating with a team of designers, analysts, and developers on a variety of print, interactive, and visualization projects, I helped make complex financial data clear, compelling, and beautiful.
Prior to joining Morningstar, I was the Art Director at Design Bureau, a design and architecture magazine based in Chicago.
I graduated from the School of Journalism at University of Missouri in 2009 with a Strategic Communication Design degree.