As a Design Director at IDEO.org, Kristin crafts the visual component of the organization's brand communications and storytelling, in order to inspire and empower communities to practice human-centered design to solve challenges. She's driven by a relentless curiosity to understand the world, while using the power of design to make it a better place.
Prior to joining IDEO.org, Kristin worked on a variety of branding and digital projects as a visual designer for the innovation firm Smart Design. Her love affair with design began while working with creative agencies as the Marketing Director of a consulting firm based out of Tampa.
Kristin holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign, and a Master of Fine Arts in Graphic Design from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. When she's not making design magic, you'll find her on a trail with her golden retriever, dancing at a funk show, or planning her next adventure by the Bay or across the globe.