I have 17 years of experience designing creative interactive solutions for a variety of clients including large media companies, government agencies, non-profit organizations, and start-ups. My work has earned recognition from the Webby Awards, the AIGA 50, and the Art Director’s Club of Metropolitan Washington. I have a BFA in Communication Design from Carnegie Mellon University and an MA in Communication, Culture and Technology from Georgetown University.
I combine my skills in content strategy and user experience with a passion for visual design and typography to craft digital experiences that adhere to my clients’ strategic objectives, strengthen their brands, and engage their audiences. My approach is to be nimble, curious, thorough, and adventurous.
I spent my childhood trying to balance a love for art with a strong interest in the sciences. During my first year as a Physics major at Carnegie Mellon University, I discovered Design—a discipline requiring both problem-solving and creativity— and proceeded to cultivate a passion for visual communication, photography and typography that I have employed throughout my career.
An interest in the widespread impact of digital technology during the Internet boom of the late nineties led me to pursue a master’s degree in Communication, Culture and Technology from Georgetown University. It was there that I learned how to conduct thorough research into digital culture and user behavior and think strategically about how to improve people’s experiences with digital products. During my time there, I co-founded and published the program’s multimedia academic journal, which still thrives today.
I spent my post-graduate school years doing digital communication strategy, project management, and UX for DC-based agencies and eventually found my way back to design, and to an in-house position at National Geographic working on their site-wide redesign. My agency experience equipped me with the ability to change gears quickly while my in-house experience afforded me the opportunity to establish an intimacy with a single brand that results in rich, relevant experiences across various digital products.
Following the birth of my daughter, I began and ran my own business for five years, doing digital communication strategy, creative direction, UX and brand development—employing additional design resources and developers as needed—until returning to National Geographic in 2014. In November of 2015 I joined the Mobile Experience team at Marriott International.
The Washington Post
The Kennedy Center
The Aspen Institute
Paley Center for Media
National Museum of American History
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services