I’m a global design leader building world-class products and organizations that integrate research, data, and behavioral science with human-centered design methods to drive a long-term vision and near-term business impact. I founded CRZY as a strategy, design, and inspiration studio so I can use that experience to do great work with great clients. I am also the host of the award-winning The Crazy One podcast and travel to events worldwide as a keynote speaker.
As a leader, some of my greatest work will never appear in my portfolio because it’s the teams I’ve built, the leaders I’ve helped develop, and the companies I’ve helped grow over the past 15+ years at Starwood Hotels, Citi, InVision, WW, and McCann Erickson. I have a proven record of founding, building, scaling, and leading world-class teams ranging from 15 to 300+ people.
My style balances working s a leader with working alongside my teams as a hands-on designer and strategist where I can use my experience in creating industry-defining digital experiences, integrated global advertising campaigns, and Fortune 100 brands.
My work has been recognized with 150+ major design awards, and my app designs have been named one of the World’s 100 Greatest Apps. Apple has featured my work in 10 keynotes, 4 TV commercials, Apple Stores, on Apple.com, the iTunes Store, and the Human Interface Guidelines. I am a member of The International Academy of Digital Arts and Science and an annual Webby Award judge.
My work, speaking engagements, and podcast have given me a platform where I can use my voice and influence to take on long-standing industry issues like the lack of global mentorship and to be an ally for Black, Brown, Indigenous, and LGBTQ+ voices and more.
I have over 20 years of experience across multiple industries integrating data with human-centered design methodologies to create the strategies, concepts, and executions for innovative digital products, award-winning integrated global advertising campaigns, and multiple global Fortune 500 brands. See all of my work here.
Partner, coach, and teacher to some of the world’s most innovative companies.
I have been asked to work as a partner with brands like Amazon, Google, Nike, Verizon, Apple, Bank of America, Rolls Royce, The Home Depot, HSBC, Frog Design, NASA, and many more to create some of the first experiences on their platforms and products. In my role as Head of Design Transformation with InVision, I bring my experience and insights to the world’s best companies to help them elevate the impact of design and empower their design teams.
I share what I’ve learned through The Crazy One podcast, YouTube channel, and global speaking engagements.
I host The Crazy One podcast and give keynotes at events worldwide to share honest and actionable insights on topics like creativity, leadership, building your career, and more. The 100+ episodes of the podcast have won multiple awards, including a 2020 Webby Award Honoree for Best Technology Podcast and a 5-star average review in every global iTunes Store.
Attendees consistently score my talks as one of the best at every event because I give honest and actionable takeaways the audience can immediately implement. I’m the only speaker named an Adobe MAX Master, voted by attendees as one of the top 20 speakers at the conference for 4 consecutive years. Those sessions received an average score of 4.9 out of 5 from over 8,000 attendees. I have been chosen for solo keynotes at SXSW for two consecutive years, gave the highest-rated keynote in the history of HOW Design Live, and more.
The Crazy One Podcast
Created out of my real experiences and insights, this podcast gives you actionable insights to be more creative, become a better leader, create more innovative work, build better relationships with your clients, grow a stronger career, and more. I share the things I have learned first hand leading global in-house and agency creative teams, building multiple Fortune 100 brands, and working with some of the world’s most innovative companies.
Learn more at TheCrazy1.com or subscribe on all major podcast platforms.
2020 Webby Awards Honoree Best Technology podcast
Inside Design’s #1 favorite design podcast
Springboard’s #1 must-listen UX design podcast