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"Success isn't about how much money you make, it's about the difference you make in people's lives."

- Michelle Obama

ABOUT KRISTIN 

Passionate, innovative, enthusiastic, forward-thinking leader, who is a results-oriented strategic designer with over 15 years of professional experience helping businesses across diverse industries improve brand performance, experience design, employee engagement, and organizational efficiency.

STRENGTHSFINDER TOP 5 THEMES: 
Learner | Passionate about learning and continuously improving myself to lead others. 
Strategic | Identifies relevant patterns/issues and alternative ways to proceed.
Restorative | Adept at solving problems. Inventiveness should be my middle name
Individualization | Gifted with getting people who are different to work together productively.
Command | Comfortable being in control of a situation and making the tough decisions.

purpose  

Create work through collaboration that's meaningful, effective, and delivers business results. 

TECHNICAL SKILLS

Apple / PC • Adobe CC : Illustrator, Photoshop, Acrobat Pro, Muse, Premiere Pro, Lightroom • Final Cut Pro • Motion • Sketch • InVision • Wordpress • Shopify • Squarespace • PowerPoint • Keynote • MS Office • DSLR Mirrorless Sony + DSLR Canon 20D

EXECUTIVE SKILLS

Strategic Planning • Brand Design • Creative Direction • Communications • Public Relations • Business Development • Client Relations • Negotiations • Presentations • Budgeting • Vendor Management • Procurement • Event Planning • Internet Marketing • Social Media • Merchandising • Change Management • Human Centered Design • Employee Engagement / Team Leadership Development • Interactive / Graphic Design • Adobe Creative Cloud Suite • PowerPoint • Keynote •

working style

I am a nonlinear thinker and direct communicator who thrives in collaborative environments that value and trust the process just as much as the end result.