I am a creative executive experienced in leading design, innovation strategy, and new-to-world products/services. My cross industry experience in technology, luxury and consumer goods, retail, higher education, and fine arts uniquely blends cutting edge technical know how with aesthetics, business expertise, and people skills. The successful track record in developing world-class brands, forming/coaching high-performance teams, and leading strategic launches has resulted in profit growth, share gains, and delighted customers.
As well as managing projects and teams, I am a hands on designer and fine artist specializing in brand development, photography, typography, experience design, UI/UX design, product design, packaging, and environmental design. With 40+ design, utility, and technology patents, my inventions span an array of technologies, goods, and services.
Consumer Electronics Show 2011 Best Innovation of Show Award
CES 2011- Innovations Awards (two)
IDSA Special Recognition for Kenmore Brand Transformation
Sears Holdings STAR Award for Innovation 2009
Sears Holdings Innovation Awards 2008
Fast Company Magazine Masters of Design 2005
Target Stores Innovation Vendor of the Year 2002 & 2004
Sony Design Excellence & Leadership Awards
Corporate Asset Designee- Sony Talent Management Council
YWCA Tribute to Women & Industry Award
Gold POPAI Awards
Lecturer, Blogger, and Design Judge
45 Design & Utility Patents
Author of biographical essay published in "What is Your Life's Work" business book by Bill Jensen
© 2005 Harper Collins Publishers
TV appearance on CNBC's "The Closing Bell"- Design & Technology for Women
Quoted and designs featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, LA Times, Financial Times, W Magazine, InStyle, Graphis and other publications.
Published in "Digital Dreams: The Work of Sony Design Center" by Paul Kunkel © 1999 Rizzoli International Publications.