Before leading design at Trunk Club, I spent four years designing and shipping product while leading brand and marketing projects at Basecamp—previously 37signals. Prior, I designed UI in addition to 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. I serve 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.
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 of things.
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