I build efficient, process-oriented, intensely creative design teams. I've had over eighteen years experience in agencies, consulting firms and in-house. My specialty is enterprise-level system design and UX. I excel at team-building, managing designers and bringing out the best in every member of my team. I'm passionate about design, and often use my energy and camaraderie to break down barriers within organizations.
I’ve spent my career building and leading design teams through complicated enterprise challenges, connecting the dots to create experiences customers love.
As Director of the Product Design team at Gannett, I've been intimately involved in nearly every product that we create. Here are some examples of flagship projects that I have managed, directed and executed. I determine what we work on, who works on it and how the work gets done, coordinating with executives, legal, development and marketing along the way.
I got my first moto at the age of four, raced downhill bicycles at a semi-pro level and still spend every free moment I get in the saddle.
Yes, I know it sounds insane. And sometimes it is. You know what? Parenting has made me an even better leader, and vice-versa.
I get energized by working with others and do my best thinking out loud. While I'm a staunch advocate for process, my teams move fast and think on their feet.