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Yes, I'm a designer.

 

No, I don't just make things pretty.

Design Strategist (noun): a tenacious creative who combines business savvy with inventive thinking to form impactful design solutions

EXPERIENCE

NSG SWAT, March 2017 - Present

Account Executive

NSG SWAT, November 2017 - March 2017

Assistant Account Executive

LaFORCE, June 2016 - November 2017

Account Coordinator

Entertainment and Lifestyle PR Intern

DESIGN & FLOW, Spring 2016 - Present

Design Strategist and Communications Lead

VERANDA MAGAZINE, Fall 2015

Intern to the Interiors Editor

SANDE BECK DESGIN, Spring 2014 - Fall 2016

Brand and Image Director

SCOUTMOB, Summer 2015

Branding Intern

MARIE CLAIRE MAGAZINE, Fall 2014

Accessories Intern

NANDINA HOME AND DESIGN, Summer 2014

Design Assistant

WES GORDON LLC, Fall 2013

Production Intern


EDUCATION

PARSONS SCHOOL OF DESIGN, Class of 2017

Major: Strategic Design and Management

Minor: Art and Design History

Graduated with honors

PARSONS PARIS, Spring 2016

Strategic Design and Management Program

SCAD, Summer 2012

Focus in Fashion Design & Photography

 

I AM

+ a strategic designer

As a strategic designer I combine future-oriented design principles with well-honed business techniques to increase an organization's innovative and competitive qualities.

+ a story teller

I tell brand stories through researched based design, strategic visuals, and insightful copy.

+ a team leader

I pride myself in my ability to work with others, solving problems, listening to every solution, and highlighting the skills of every team member

+ a community builder

I'm passionate about building companies based off the communities they are in. I believe human centric design is the most impactful design

I DESIGN

+ innovative campaigns

Now more than ever industries are constantly evolving and dynamic marketing campaigns have become the heart of relevant brands.

+ beautiful brands

A brand is more than just aesthetics, it's the touchpoint consumers have with a company. Using strategy to inform my designs has allowed beautiful brands to become lasting connections.

+ functional systems

Systems thinking has informed my designs so that my work is not just big picture or small focus, it's both.

+ creative experiences

I believe that touching experiences are the keystone to future brand connections. A carefully crafted experience is worth more when it's strategically planned and crafed with care.

I LOVE

+ making meaning

I love the work I do and you can see it. Every brand, product, and experience should connect on a human level and I strive to design with impact.

+ building empathy

Empathy is one of a designer's greatest tools. Being able to understand other's experiences and design without bias is something I've worked hard to achieve.

+ discovering history

No design is without history and a good designer should always know what has come before them. I'm not afraid to admit I'm a total history nerd and nothing gets me more excited than discovering something from the past that can inspire my designs in the present.

+ capturing moments

The process is half the journey and I believe that documenting these moments is key as a designer so you can continue to learn, grow, and stay curious.