About

I’m a strategically-led designer and Creative Director specializing in brand identity and visual communications. I’m passionate about creating delightful experiences for others.

I’m seeking a full-time role.

I've developed creative solutions for several global brands, including Abbott Laboratories, T. Rowe Price, Extended Stay America, Pentair, GE Healthcare, American Express, and The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.

I’m compelled to understand how people feel when they interact with products and brands, and create delightful experiences for others. I create brand identities, digital experiences, visual communication systems, employee engagement initiatives, and brand messaging.

My experience includes creative leadership roles at top branding and design agencies, and encompasses creative direction and design, creative strategy, strategic planning, and mapping of creative priorities.

I hold a Certificate in User Experience Design from General Assembly, and a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Rhode Island School of Design.

Achievements

Developed concept and prototype for Eat-N-Go, a mobile payments app which lets diners pay for their restaurant meal without waiting for the bill. Project spanned the entire UX process from user research, to prototypes, to user testing, to iterative design revisions.

Developed new identity for hotel chain Extended Stay America, and refreshed branding for 700 locations across the United States and Canada.

Overhauled Abbott Laboratories’ global identity, messaging, marketing communications and advertising across all brand touch points. Launched Abbott’s global “Life. To the Fullest.” out-of-home campaign in London, New York, Chicago, and Tokyo.

Designed stakeholder and employee communications supporting the merger between Pentair and Tyco Flow Control, impacting 30,000 global employees.

Expertise

Branding and communications

Brand identity / logo development
Visual identity systems
Brand guidelines and activation
Creative strategy and strategic planning
Brand voice and messaging
Digital experiences
Environmental graphics
Out-of-home

User experience design

User research and research synthesis
Competitive analysis
Information architecture
Visual design
Low- and high-fidelity prototyping
User testing

Key client industries

Consumer
Financial services
Healthcare / pharmaceuticals
Hospitality
Industrial
Professional services
Technology

How to reach me

Want to chat? Talk about a freelance gig? Offer me my dream job?

The best way to reach me is on my mobile phone:  917.922.5806

Or send me a note on LinkedIn.

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