Featured Posts

  • Design and motherhood

    I've seen others express concern that becoming a parent will negatively affect their career. Certainly, there are examples of toxic companies that only want to hire 20-somethings with no children or worldly commitments (though why anyone would fund leadership with such short-sighted expectations is beyond me). Parenthood teaches you ways of thinking about, reacting to, and experiencing life that you can never understand until you're in it.
  • Strength in flexibility

    Flexibility, combined with a strong foundation, makes us more resilient. The next time you're facing a tough situation, feeling threatened, or standing your ground, pause. Consider whether flexibility may help you around the conflict.
  • Designing for Humans

    When designing for humans, we recognize the innate differences that each person embodies while accounting for the absolute similarities that all humans share: a sensitivity to group dynamics, emotional stimulation, positive feedback, and familiarity.
  • A willingness to fail

    As designers, we have to see failure as an opportunity. We must be willing to expose ourselves to criticism and change. To know that version A-L may not be accepted, but version M will be phenomenal. By being willing to fail, we are constantly pushing ourselves forward.

Talks and Workshops

I regularly deliver talks and workshops on topics including establishing your business impact, design-driven transformation, design systems, and mindful creativity. I've also created several distinct workshops and talks for individual clients and would be happy to discuss your event and topical needs.