About —

My mission is to get great creative work out of your brain and into the world.

As a strategist I partner with solopreneurs, ad agencies, and Fortune 10 brands to help solve complex problems. As a speaker and teacher, I help folks see the world differently and design accordingly. And as an artist – I practice what I preach.

– I believe that you can design your life.
– I believe that inspiration is created not found.
– I believe that everyone deserves to work in a flow state.

My background

Over the past 10 years I have become an expert in creative process.

I hold my BFA in Communication Design. My coursework included Information Architecture, Design Research, and Design History with a focus on design thinking, interaction design, and human factors. My thesis was “curation as an expression of identity”.

I grew my career in the advertising industry, working as a Planner for some of the most recognized brands: LeBron James, Panera, Staples, Adobe, UPS, and Luxxotica.

In 2013 I packed up an SUV and drove across the country from Boston to LA to start my own consultancy where I built a client roster that included icons like Apple, Beats by Dre, The Viper Room, and Microsoft. Influenced by the city’s creative community, I became a go-to for insights on millennials and youth culture, growing a loyal following for my trendspotting and curatorial work.

Over the years I broadened my skill set to include a teaching certifications in both Visual Art (MA K-12) and Yoga (200hr Yoga Alliance certified). I have been also been working as an instructor for General Assembly since their inception.

Want more?

In May 2013 I was invited to give a TEDx talk on my work [called “Lessons in Digital Anthropology”] which you can view on the TED site here.

I’ve also been featured on a few different publications over the years:

Lastly, I write semi-regularly on my blog, and I send out a weekly email of insights called The DL, which you can subscribe to (for free!, no catch) below.