Question Box is my family nickname
I guess I gained a reputation for asking questions pretty early in life.
For four years, I explored my own design practice through my research consultancy, Question Box Studio, and collaborated with clients and non-profit organizations to answer key questions around their business strategies and offerings. As a designer at Lift Collective and Fjord (part of Accenture Interactive), I led user research, produced visual branding, and developed digital communication solutions for Fortune 500 companies such as McDonald's, Hertz, EcoLab, and S.C. Johnson. Now at IBM, I lead design research and train cross-functional teams on applying design thinking to understand emerging markets, evaluate client needs, and effectively communicate ideas and strategies.
My early beginnings as a filmmaker for Kartemquin Films, a social-issue documentary production house, influenced how I empathize, collaborate in multidisciplinary teams, and iterate continuously with a user-first lens. A proud Wolverine, I have a degree in Art & Design from The University of Michigan and a minor in Screen Arts. More recently, I earned a graduate certificate in Business Design and Digital Innovation from Northwestern University.
With a life-long eagerness to travel, I have studied abroad and traveled to 25+ countries. These experiences have shaped my worldview and continue to inspire my work. Highlights include backpacking through Madagascar, hitchhiking across Eastern Europe, filming at the 2012 London Olympics, and snorkeling in Belize.