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08 Feb '14

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Scaling Up Excellence

Next Thing Now is quickly becoming my favorite conference series on the east coast. Not only have I become close friends with the conference organizer, Tom Nagle, but I continue to be amazed by the quality people who come and … Read More

25 Jan '14

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Drawing without intention

This morning I woke up early to join friends and strangers at The Hall at 801 Park for Creative Mornings. Globally, the monthly theme for Creative Mornings is “Childhood.”

Our Baltimore-based speaker was children’s book illustrator, Kevin O’Malley. Kevin discussed … Read More

10 Jan '14

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Keeping Resolutions

2013 was the second year I participated in a “photo a day” challenge. You can view all photos throughout the year on my flickr page, and I have included a few of the year’s highlights below.

January 8: I … Read More

17 Dec '13

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Learning from the experts

This morning I took an early train from Baltimore to Washington DC to hear Pranav Vora speak at Creative Mornings, hosted by Google. Pranav is the CEO and founder of Hugh and Crye, an game-changing men’s fashion company. Pranav recognized … Read More

30 Oct '13

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Improving medication compliance

For Baltimore’s first Design for America workshop, we partnered with the Baltimore VA Medical Center to create unexpected ways to improve medication compliance. We went through Design for America’s design thinking process in only two hours – from identifying the … Read More

21 Oct '13

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Building creative confidence

Today fell into the category of “best days ever.” I trekked out to Delaware to meet IDEO’s Tom Kelley at Next Thing Now. I was super giddy and excited and can’t wait to read his new book.

Want to … Read More

04 Sep '13

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Designing across cultures

I spent the last week in Holland working on a consulting project with the Dutch government. While the workshop participants spoke English fluently and clearly, they were more comfortable speaking in their native tongue. To facilitate their conversations, we worked … Read More

19 Aug '13

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Exploring San Francisco

I took a few days during my short August break to explore San Francisco. I have gotten into a habit of telling folks I’d love to move there after graduating, but had never actually visited the city before. I figured … Read More

17 Aug '13

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Preparing for urban flooding

At the Design for America (DFA) National Leadership Studio in Chicago, we partnered with FEMA to help people prepare for, respond to, and recover from urban flooding.

Identify

We began with research to better understand what urban flooding means. We welcomed … Read More

12 Aug '13

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Exploring Chicago

Over our school’s 2-week August break I took the opportunity to travel and get a feel for some cities and firms that are doing amazing things. I took off to Chicago on August 5th. It was amazing how at home I … Read More