APPROACH

Everything is a design problem

I love using design methods and mindsets to make progress in everything that I do. Admittedly, most nails look like design problems in my eyes. Design is my hammer. And it's been an effective approach. Design has this wild flexibility built into it. It's fueled as we examine our intentions. It drives us to dig deeper, to listen more intently, to talk less. It compels us toward simplicity and new perspectives. It can cause us to re-think everything that we know. It can send us down rabbit holes or stop us dead in our tracks. It's a really beautiful thing to be caught in.

I believe that the more we can open the lenses through which we see and experience the whole world around us, our work will become more effective and inclusive. Our relationships will be seen as systems that are more interconnected. Our products will primarily support the whole rather than serve the individual. And in true design fashion, we will continue to study, learn, try, improve, test, study, and learn more.

I like to explore the "how to be" of design as well as the "what to do" of design. You can read some of my essays here.

AREAS OF FOCUS

Design Leadership

Design Strategy
Design Direction
Research and Ethnography
UX and Visual Design
Interaction Design
Human-centered Design
Digital Products
Internet of Things

Client Success

Account Management
Account Strategy
Program Management
Problem Definition
Business Systems
Workshop Facilitation
Budgeting
Strategic Planning

Interests

Psychology
Mythology
Mycology
Art
Design Process
Culture
Contemplative Practices
Social Responsibility

AWARDS AND RECOGNITION

#408 — Inc. 5000 (2015)
#783 — Inc. 5000 (2016)

#64 — Atlanta Pacesetter (2015)
#76 — Atlanta Pacesetter (2016)

2014 Silver Magellan Award

Inc.com (Nov 2015)