Balancing between design and music, I have spent my entire life as a creative professional, scoring my first paid job at age 16 as a session player on a McDonald’s ad. Since landing my first design gig as a Hitachi web designer in the 1990s, I have worked in design leadership at Bizo, LinkedIn, and most recently VP of Design and Co-Founder at Qwill. In my free time, I can be found restoring old houses, which include many trips to the lumber yard in my vintage 1964 Ford pickup.
As a designer, I have over 20 years of experience creating strategy, concepts, and designs for a wide range of brands. As a design leader, I have over 15 years of experience leading and building cross-functional, multi-disciplinary, in-house creative teams in both global enterprise and startup environments.
I have collected life lessons and valuable skills at each step of my journey. The diversity of my coworkers, teammates, brands, mediums, and projects have informed who I am as a creative professional, design leader, and as a person.
Brands: LinkedIn, Hitachi, Motorola, Denon, EFI, Seagate, Bizo, Qwill, Olive Garden, Papa Johns, Applebees, Universal Music Group, and Talking House Records.
Specialties: Design leadership, creative direction, creative strategy, branding and identity, integrated marketing communications, and visual communications.