I'm an award winning experience strategist,  creative director, and executive design leader that strategically transforms customer experiences, design orgs, brands, and audiences. I lead product design and research at Vox Media, specifically for the Chorus publishing platform. I'm also a strategic consultant, speaker, mentor, and educator.

Prior to Vox  I lead the effort to reimagine the Mailchimp brand, redesign the marketing website experience for better conversion and CMS flexibility, and launch an enormous ad campaign celebrating the shift from email tool to marketing platform. That work won a lot of awards, and transformed a beloved brand into a stronger tool for small businesses.

 I've run a remote design consultancy from a 1987 Volkswagen Vanagon, lead creative and engineering teams at ad agencies, dot coms, and app consultancies, and produced award winning solutions for brands like Ford, WebMD, Cartoon Network, and REI.

 See LinkedIn for my full resume.

Speaking Engagements  
Design Leadership Days 2019 | Speaker "Containing the Chaos"
Awwwards 2019 | Speaker "Mailchimp: Weird is Important" 
HOW Design 2019 | Speaker "Mailchimp: Weird is Important" 
Invision Design Better | Guest "Mailchimp: Share Your Work"
Bureau Brief Podcast, Mailchimp | "Inside the new Mailchimp brand" 
 Connect.Tech | Keynote Speaker "The Journey"
 Connect.Tech | Workshop "Develop Like a Designer"
 Supernova South | Organizer: UX Track
 SXSW | Workshop "It's All Spelled Out: Typography for Developers"
 IXDA | Panelist "Hiring Designers"
 AIGA | Speaker "Mentorship"
 ANA | Speaker "Mailchimp Redesign"
 House of Genius | Panelist
 AITP | Panelist "Established Women In Tech"
 ConnectJS | Speaker "CraftyBits: Handmade goods, IoT, and Cats"
 ConnectJS | Speaker "Make It Work: Designers and Developers Working Together"
 JazzCon | Workshop "Develop Like a Designer"
 HTML5 Atlanta | Speaker “CraftyBits: Handmade goods, IoT, and Cats”
 CodeNewbie | Speaker "Keep It 100: Communicating Across Project Teams”
 CodeNewbie | Speaker "CraftyBits: Handmade goods, IoT, and Cats" 
 CodeNewbie | Speaker "Ask Me Anything: Design"
JoJoCon | Workshop "Defining Your Journey"
 Portfolio Center | Speaker "How an App is Made" 

Curriculum Development and Teaching  
Microsoft | Curriculum Dev & Teaching "Windows 8 Design" (5 countries)
 Big Nerd Ranch | Curriculum Dev & Teaching "iOS, Android & Responsive Web Design"
 General Assembly | Curriculum Dev & Teaching "User Experience Design" 
 9th Path Creative | Curriculum Dev & Teaching
"Unicorn Invasion UX and Design Workshops"
 FullCircle Mentors | Formal Mentorships
 Georgia State University | Curriculum Dev & Teaching "Advertising"
 Georgia State University | Teaching "Introduction to Graphic Design"