How do you explain your profession to people outside of the industry? What do you find most exciting and/or rewarding about this work?

I simply say that I’m creating extraordinary, impactful experiences for real humans.

What milestone or accomplishment have you made in your career that you are most proud of?

Being named a 40 under 40!

What is one notable achievement (personal or professional) that you've made over the past year?

Following several exceptionally challenging years for so many people, I am most proud of a global pro-bono initiative I contributed to this past year. I was able to work with creative leaders from all levels in time zones around the world to create absolutely stunning work that was a piece of making a bigger difference. I am passionate about the design industry and specifically, how we can bring together different groups of people with unique skillsets and talents, that all have the same energy to create bold change.

What is a piece of media that has inspired you professionally?

“Understanding the World: The Atlas of Infographics” by Sandra Rendgen. It was the best book my college design professor recommended…and I still have it! It explains the world in accessible, visual form and I find something new every time I pick it back up!

Please share one fun or surprising fact about yourself:

I have consumed over half of the 30 MLB stadiums’ hot dogs.