Hello! I’m a designer focused on leveraging the world-changing potential of research, design and technology.
Most recently, I completed one year of a research-based education program focused on Advanced Urban Design at Strelka Institute of Media, Architecture and Design.
Currently seeking growth through new challenges and responsibility through new opportunities.
I've held positions leading projects as a founding member of argodesign, a world renowned consultancy in Austin, Texas—where I owned a number of design efforts to create successful startups; at Spredfast, one of the most successful social media marketing platforms—where I spearheaded the design of both mobile and desktop products; and at frog design, a global innovation firm—where I worked with a number of fortune 100 clients like Microsoft, HP, Dell, and AT&T.
In my early career, I worked with fully integrated, strategically driven brand agencies including Hanson Dodge, Dialog Studio and Planet Propaganda, where I helped to establish the digital presence of passion-based clients like Trek Bicycle Corporation, Harley-Davidson Motorcycles, Lollapalooza, Johnson Outdoors and more.
As a sought-after speaker on the creative process of art, design and business, I've shared my insights through various institutions and forums including Behance in Moscow, Paris College of Art, Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design, and South by Southwest Interactive in Austin (SXSW). For five years, I had the amazing opportunity to judge work created by some of the world’s top designers and agencies for the SXSW Innovation Awards between 2011 and 2016.
I'm passionate about understanding the unique cultural aspects of the places I travel and exploring the natural places that still exist. I also like dogs.
+ [Panelist/Speaker] Behance Portfolio Review (Moscow, 2016)
+ [Judge] SXSW Interactive Conference (Austin, 2011-2016)
+ [Speaker] YourDesignWorks (Tallinn, 2015)
+ [Speaker] Paris College of Art (Paris, 2013)
+ [Speaker] SXSW Interactive Conference (Austin, 2012)
+ [Award] Austin Food & Wine Festival, How 14th Annual Interactive Design Awards (2012) + [Guest Critic] St. Edward’s (2012)
+ [Exhibition] Photography - 18th Annual TEXAS NATIONAL (2012)
+ [Exhibition] Temporary Public Art Installation - July Transplants (Austin, 2009)
+ [Alumni Panel] Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design (2008)
+ [Scholarship] MIAD Venture Merit Scholarship, 2005/2006
+ [Teaching Assistant] Continuing Education - Web Design (MIAD, 2005)
+ [Teaching Assistant] Pre-College Teaching Assistant - Graphic Design (MIAD, 2004)
+ [Scholarship] Quad Graphics Merit Scholarship (2004)
+ [Award] Senior Achievement - Graphic Design (Central Campus Career and Technical Institute, 2001)
+ [Award] Scholastic Gold Key Award for Personal Identity Package (2000)
Strelka Institute for Media, Architecture and Design / Higher School of Economics
Studied Spatial Planning and Urban Development (2016—2017)
Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design
Bachelor of Fine Arts, Communication Design (2006)