Formally trained in human-centered design and film, I look to connect with people, design for their needs, and share their stories. Having worked with non-profits, large private companies, and Fortune 500s, my work spans film, brand, digital engagement, communication, service design, and workshopping.
InterruptViolence.com, the outreach campaign for the Emmy Award Winning film The Interrupters, served as a hub of community engagement and provided interactive curriculum that taught Common Core aligned conflict resolution strategies.
We tackled something that is often overlooked – the sleep and study spaces for kids in need. In our concept Trundle, families partner with designers over a two-month engagement to co-create a new space and build it in one weekend.
Northwestern University’s Delta Lab explored business models for their startup, ForgeWorks, and first product, The Loft, a web platform that helps novice designers tackle complex, real-world problems with the support of an online community.
The client’s Talent Acquisition Group looked to redesign a clear, easily digestible hiring system, including guides and tools, to align eight departments and improve the hiring experience internally and externally.
Working with leaders of the company across divisions, we sought to understand the connection points between different groups – how and when they should work together as well as the impact they have on one another – to create a framework that showcases their collaboration and how it maps to the Product Development Lifecycle (PDL) phases and tools.
Through immersion into the technical side of product development, we synthesized strategies, RACI charts, and a company-wide reorganization, to create a guidebook that introduced and outlined complex strategies to bring experts across the company together to review a products' development at regular intervals and reduce technical risk of product launches.