Before leading the design team at Trunk Club, I spent four years as a multidisciplinary designer at Basecamp (formerly 37signals). I led brand and marketing projects in tandem with product design. Before that, I designed user interfaces as well as marketing campaigns at Threadless. Rooted in traditional graphic design, I also experiment outside of digital work.
I spend a lot of time with community outreach, recently serving as the President for AIGA Chicago, working hard with my board to make the Chicago design and creative communities more connected and inclusive. Beyond AIGA, I also teach, guest lecture, and serve on advisory boards with Chicago design and tech schools.
I often write about design, craft, and workplace culture. Some favorite pieces: Try, try again, When culture turns to policy, and Reminder: Design is still about words.
From small schools to national conferences, I travel to give presentations on creativity and design. One of my favorite talks to give is the one I gave at CreativeMornings. It’s four pieces of weird and unusual advice that captures how I feel about living our lives as makers.
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