HI, I'M JESSICA!
I am a design strategist with a passion for telling complex stories and helping businesses achieve their goals through creative design solutions.
Since the beginning of my undergraduate studies, I sought to work at the intersection of business and design and never let go of that conviction, despite professors and managers telling me one has nothing to do with the other. Throughout my career, I worked against the grain to build bridges between those two worlds to prove that design deserves a seat at the boardroom table. Most notably I did this in my most recent role at NBCUniversal by building my own job to support the executive leadership teams of Global Media Operations & Operations & Technology.
I started my career in design strategy in New York, then spent a few years in Los Angeles, and most recently moved to Chicago. But despite my urban living tendencies, I love the outdoors. Given a free weekend, there is a good chance I might be found hiking, building my own furniture, practicing yoga, and dancing at music festivals.
Currently, I am delighted to be attending the Institute of Design at IIT to earn my Masters in Design Methods. My goal with this intensive one year program is to further enhance my knowledge of design methodologies, so I can address more complex business challenges, drive deep change in organizations, and deliver greater value to customers. I want to help make things that matter.
I hope you enjoyed my portfolio, please feel free to reach out!
NBCUniversal | 2015 - 2019 | Design Strategy & Communications Manager
Led design strategy and communications for NBCUniversal's global content management and distribution team. Supported 1000+ employee organization across New York, New Jersey, Los Angeles and Denver operations.
NBCUniversal | 2011 - 2015 | Graphics Producer
Partnered with senior leaders across NBCUniversal's Operations & Technology division to support various creative needs including corporate re-brandings, event production, video production, and executive presentations.
PB&J Publishing | 2010 - 2013 | Co-Founder & Creative Director
Co-founded interactive children's book publishing company. In partnership with co-founder, led all business, strategy, creative, product, marketing and launch.
Rosetta & TBWA\Chiat\Day | 2008 - 2012 | Art Director
Conceptualized, pitched, and produced strategic 360 campaigns across TV, print, digital, OOH and mobile.
Institute of Design at IIT | 2019 - Present | Master in Design Methods
General Assembly | 2014 | UX Design 12 week Bootcamp
University of Delaware | 2004 - 2008 | BFA Visual Communications, Graphic Design
Creative & Strategic Leadership
Executive & Internal Communications
Visual Communication & Storytelling
Graphic Design & Branding