In college, a serendipitous internship-related question brought me to the front door of the marketing and comms team, Huckleberry Finn-style. (It was a long road down a big hill in Atlanta heat.) It was there, under the tutelege of the Emory Creative Group, that I learned a lot of the day-to-day of being a designer.
Since then, I have worked on many different types of projects, with clients in industry segments including luxury, education, the arts, and a couple tech startups. My fulltime gig for several years has been the sole in-house designer at Columbia Business School where I have worked on, or consulted on, everything from pens to paint colors, brochures to background colors, photography to full-scale video projects. (I am the esteemed Resident-Background-Actor-in-Residence in most brand videos.) At Columbia, I also had the pleasure of supporting the School’s relocation to the Manhattanville campus. At first I thought that there would be a “script” for such an endeavor. But relocating 3,000 people to two brand new buildings is a lot more chaotic (and exciting!) then it looks.
In my spare time I like film, television, reading, and video games, and going out with friends and family in New York. Unrelated: tell me what your favorite Final Fantasy game is. Never heard of it? Well then! I have a tale for you that begins with a world on the brink of destruction… —k