I'm a multi-disciplinary design director. I spend my days coaching emerging designers, developing cross-departmental systems, and producing mission-driven designs.  

I also volunteer as the Director of Diversity & Inclusion for AIGA Boston. As a board member, my focus is to support the organization's efforts to create and implement a community-specific diversity and inclusion strategy. When I'm not in the office, I'm treating myself to learning something new. You may even spot me at a coffee shop working on a collection of short stories. In case you don't want to leave our in-person meeting up to chance, feel free to reach out. As a freelancer, I enjoy working on branding and editorial and book design projects.

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Awards

Graphic Design USA
Health + Wellness Design Award for Boomerangs: Shop Thrift. Fight AIDS

MarCom Awards
Gold Award for Her Campus + bareMinerals: Power of Good Tour
Platinum Award for Her Conference 2018

AVA Digital Awards
Gold Award for Her Campus + NextGen America: Youth Vote
Gold Award for Her Campus + Bed Head Styling: Festival 2018

Speaking

General Assembly, Boston • 11/2019
Intro to the Boston Design Community

CreativeMornings/Boston • 10/2019 
Community Member Spotlight | Watch Video

Upstatement • 6/2019
Diversity in Design | Slides Coming Soon

General Assembly, Boston • 6/2019
Inside the Mind of Brilliant Designers

AIGA Boston • 4/2019 
Design for Hire: Demystifying Diverse Hiring | Read More

Women Who Code • 11/2017
On Brand: A Branding Talk | View Slides