I am an accomplished communication strategist and design consultant. A “hybrid thinker” who champions the value of design thinking and methodology as a business advantage. An effective leader whose collaborative approach, diplomatic manner, broad knowledge and on-target insight builds teams and nurtures relationships. Through a deep understanding of business and brand strategies, I distill client objectives into sophisticated, solution-driven communications.
Born in New York City and raised in Maryland, I earned my BA in visual arts from the University of Maryland Baltimore County. After moving to Los Angeles, I received an MFA in graphic design from the California Institute of the Arts. My professional career began with biotechnology giant Amgen, where I gained fifteen years of progressive experience in design communications including investor relations, brand development and execution, product launches, and experiential marketing. I was a core member of the in-house design team, playing a key role in supporting the company’s communications needs as it grew from entrepreneurial start-up to established industry leader.
Currently, I run a strategic design practice in East Greenwich, Rhode Island focusing on integrated marketing communications for commercial, institutional, and non-profit clients.