I have 18 years of professional design experience working in both agency and in-house settings. For the past seven years, I have worked for Hargrove Engineers + Constructors, a consulting engineering firm. In that time, I have grown as a creative director, focusing on positioning the company’s advertising, marketing and branding efforts in emerging markets and strengthening our relationships with our existing business lines. I have helped develop and guide the marketing team, advised the company’s leadership on how to position the firm’s marketing efforts in a B2B environment, overseen the rebranding of our parent company, and lead the branding efforts of three subsidiaries and the Hargrove Foundation.
Three years ago, I started the Feasting on Design podcast, formerly Creative South Podcast, to talk with fellow designers, illustrators, and photographers about their processes, passions, and work. The podcast has made me be a better communicator and by helping me listen to the conversation and be present in the moment. I have improved my contributions to my day job by being a better team player, better listener, and better planner. I work hard to plan the best solution for my company to achieve its goals and can actively work with a range of personalities to meet the same goals. I believe that, as designers, our jobs are to communicate, collaborate, and get the job done.
Throughout my career, I have worked in several different industries allowing me a broad skillset and insights in both B2B and B2C clients. This path has allowed me to build relationships and be a part of a community of professionals in both agency and in-house positions. I have also helped grow and support a local design community for over 10 years by working as a Board Member for AIGA Mobile and holding several roles within AAF Mobile.