I have led innovative creative practices for more than 15 years. As comfortable in the boardroom as the design studio, I excel at growing multi-talented design groups that are creative, systematic, and productive. I have written and won proposals for tens of millions of dollars worth of consulting projects and nonprofit funding requests.
I have led more than 100 successful consumer and industrial product initiatives, dozens of branding/communications projects, and the design of an innovative learning-health network.
I know how to work with consumers and students, doctors and scientists, technologists and business executives. I am a skilled writer, speaker, and teacher.
I believe in the power of method, collaboration, and optimism.
My aim is to craft technology for good... good for the bottom line, good for society, and good for those who use what I design.
Prior to starting Catabolic, I was Executive Director of Lybba, the healthcare innovation nonprofit, for four years. Before that I led the consulting practice at Cooper, the pioneering San Francisco design firm.
I have delivered keynote speeches and taught design in Europe and North America. My earlier career I was as a journalist in the fields of ecology, energy, engineering, literature, and modern dance. I co-wrote a book with Clement Mok on new media, for Graphis. I have four patents related to design of an award-winning notebook computer. My degree in American Studies comes from University of California, Santa Cruz.