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Hi, 

 

I'M A DESIGNER
As a kid, I took everyday things apart to understand how they work. In studio art, I learned how to create something new from empty space. My graduate studies at NYU brought the two passions together and gave it a name, Design Innovation. I've been hooked ever since, looking at how things could work in a new way to delight and enrich every day life. 

I'VE BEEN FORTUNATE
Over the past decade, I have studied under visionaries and pioneers, Red Burns of NYU's ITP, Hartmut Esslinger of frog and Bob Greenberg of R/GA in how to take ideas from insight to sketch and prototype to product launch. My core depth is UX and Design Research. I've been in on the ground level of new products including the voice recognition powering Siri, the first cloud services of AT&T and recently, the first connected city at sea for Carnival.

SUCCESS IS ABOUT TEAMS
At present, I lead Fjord San Francisco, a design studio owned by Accenture. I have grown the team from fifteen to seventy. Success is grounded in culture building, talent cultivation, and new practice expansion. I work hands-on and through process and structure. I insist on solutions that are elegant, simple, and informed by emotion. I believe the quality of a product is the result of a thriving design culture. 

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