Communication design sits at the crossroads of creativity, commerce, and human connection. I was put on this earth to draw lines between conversation, empathy, design, and business. As an English MA, I dissect text, images, and experiences for meaning and communicate them verbally and visually. With my self-taught design skills, I work with creatives and engineers to create beautiful, functional, and marketable products and collateral. My degree from the entrepreneurial school of hard knocks empowers me to generate value for teams and customers. I spent five as a product focused CEO for a company that raised $1.8M in funding, created products enjoyed by thousands of users and employed 10+ people.
Following an exit in 2017, I sold all my belongings and went on a consulting focused walkabout. I’ve since worked with public companies, rising blockchain projects, and global brands on marketing and communications strategy. Currently, I’m the Director of Marketing for Spark, an integrated marketing and Public Relations firm.
ABOUT THIS SITE
This site was designed to pull together all of my online activity that related to my career as a product manager. As such, here’s the spec:
LayersWP: I’ve built multiple WordPress sites, including this one, using “the world’s most friendly theme”. It allows someone like me to create a completely custom site and tweak the CSS without too much of a headache.
Icons: the icon of me, many of the logos, and the overall design of the site were created by me using Adobe Illustrator. I used the sketchy icon pack by Denis Sazhin from the Noun Project for the icons on the home screen.
Plugins: I used the Smash Balloon Instagram Feed to show off my drawings, the GR Progress plugin to show off the books I track via goodreads, Twitters wordpress embed to track my articles, Slideshare’s iFrame to highlight my presentations, and youtube’s iFrame for my video presentations. Contact Form 7 powers the email contact.
If you have any suggestions on things I should add to this site, I love nothing more than raw, brutal feedback. Criticism improves the beast. Drop me a line anyway, I’d love to hear from you.