design leader, public speaker, marathon runner, kawaii illustrator, beat selector, Group Experience Director at Rightpoint and VP of Diversity & Inclusion for AIGA Chicago

design leader, public speaker, marathon runner, kawaii illustrator, beat selector, Group Experience Director at Rightpoint and VP of Diversity & Inclusion for AIGA Chicago

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Speaking

A frequent speaker at universities and public forums, I'm most often asked to share my reflections on the intersection of design, technology, and diversity + inclusion.

Audiences have included SFMOMA, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, DePaul University, Segal Design Institute, Columbia College, General Assembly, WebVisions, RGD Ontario and many others. Topics are wide ranging:

Previous Engagements

"Designing Beyond Empathy" – IDSA

"Introduction to the Chicago Design Community" – General Assembly

"Cultivating Diversity in Design & Technology" – Design Tech

"Building Diverse Communities" – Glappitnova

"Empathy × Design" – Creative Mornings

"Design for Good: Healthcare" – AIGA Chicago

"Storytelling for Startups" – Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation

"Life in βeta" – WMC Fest

"Protesting and Activism In The Informational Age" – Glappitnova

"Community Conversations: Diversity in the Creative Industry" – AIGA Chicago

"Creative Culture" – ChiPD: Chicago Product Designers

"Building Networks of Generosity" – Design For America

"How To Get That Gig" – Hike Con

"Weapons Declassified: Race & Culture in Design" – WMC Fest

"Storymaking" – GoodWork Chicago

"Psychographics + Journey Maps" – SFMOMA

"Innovation × Interaction" – HCID Connect

"Design for Social Change" – Designers Accord Town Hall Meeting

"Pro Tips & Developing a POV" – AIGA St. Louis Student Conference

"Authenticity × Design: Communicating Across (sub)Cultures" – RGD

"Creative Stimulus" – AIGA Jacksonville