I love to deeply understand organization needs and build design teams around them. I love to find, hire and mentor talent. I love to push designers to deliver bold, beautiful and meaningful experiences that address customers' needs and resonate with their hearts. I love to unleash designers on tough business challenges to drive meaningful results. And I want to have a positive impact on our planet.
I currently lead a global design team of 50 designers, leaders, and customer advocates focused on shared services that power Intuit's artificial intelligence strategy. I co-lead Intuit's design community, driving our design culture in partnership with a diverse team of design leaders.
I am also an advisor for Dallas-based start-up, Kanarys, which uses benchmark data to help companies define and address their DEI challenges. I have previously worked for traditional and digital advertising agencies and mobile consultancies all over Dallas.
I continue to lend my experience to students at SCAD, SMU, UTD, and UNT and mentor designers at all levels through ADPList. I'm a graduate of the Visual Communications program at the University of Delaware.
Building a killer design team. Building a prototyping culture. Building awareness and appreciation for design. Connecting with and learning from our customers to solve their wickedest problems. Delivering design at scale for our AI-Driven Expert Platform. Shaping the brand that communicates our value to customers.
Making to Think, to Learn, to Tell a Story
I'm a huge believer that making prototypes is good for designers and non-designers. Making engages a more tangible part of your brain - and lends tangibility to the ideas we agree with in principle, but question the specifics. Prototypes drive behavior - and what people DO trumps what they say they'll do.
Helping Early Career designers find their calling, their voice and their feet.
If you would like to spend 30 min discussing your portfolio, your ambitions and your options, you can find me and schedule an appointment on https://www.adplist.org/
What I'm writing about
I use Medium to write periodic observations on what I'm thinking about and what I'm doing about what I'm thinking about. Generally I focus on information I hope will be helpful to designers and aspiring designers. I've included links to some of my most read and shared articles here.