Raised in the great state of North Carolina, I was guided through the creative ways of the world through public education, watching Trading Spaces, and making paint-your-own-pottery. After completing my Bachelors in Graphic Design at North Carolina State University, I headed west to Portland, Ore. where I learned there is more than one type of lemon and that snow can stay on mountains all year long.

After five years on the West Coast, I relocated to Chicago to work with the Experience Design team at the Art Institute of Chicago in order to challenge and reimagine the role of design in the museum world. I worked at the museum for six years, finishing my tenure as the Creative Director of Visual Design. I now work as a Service Design Lead at Fjord, an Accenture Interactive company. 

Parallel to my design career, I am a practicing conceptual artist, lapidary, rockhound, and modern woman who likes to talk about her feelings. The concepts in my work center around introspection, vulnerability, and celebrating the people I love. I have been an artist-in-residence at Elsewhere (2017) and Epicenter (2016) and the Blueprint Residency (2019).

As a designer, I’ve been individually recognized by Design Ignites Change, the Adobe Design Achievement Award, and the IXDA Awards. I’ve also served as a Jury Chair for the Core77 Design Awards (Service Design category, 2022) and participated in the Digital Transformation Committee for SEGD (2022).

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2021: SEGD Presentation with Creative Director, Environments Leticia Pardo about the Design process at the Art Institute of Chicago