I've had many titles and roles, but at the core I'm a Designer working at the intersection of people, information, services, and technology.
My entire career has been dedicated to the public good. I have nearly 20 years experience as a professional designer, half of them as a leader of multi-disciplinary teams working primarily in digital media and communications. I’ve worked on print, digital, branding, training, and service design for community organizations, the arts, academic medical centers, and now as a United Nations functionary in an economics think tank in South America.
I’m a native English speaker and am conversationally fluent in Spanish.
As my career and the industries I work in evolved, I came to understand design not only as form making, but as a method of addressing all manner of problems by focusing on human needs and behaviors. The practice of design through, investigating, planning, making, and adapting is applicable in virtually any domain and at an scale. While my education and first design passion was in graphics and typography, I’ve also had the opportunity to work on such diverse projects as:
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are more qualified to make decisions than rank
is more productive than competition
are more effective than controlled people
are wildly undervalued motivators
Therefore, “better” is always in front of us
is the fertilizer for innovation