As a creative director, copy director and brand strategist, I’ve had the privilege of working on some pretty amazing projects.
R/GA | Walmart Digital Campaigns | Associate Creative Director
When R/GA wanted a deeper understanding of how women create meaning around food and family for their client Walmart, they brought me in as an associate creative director.
With my knowledge women’s culture, I was able to help create digital tools and social media for Walmart’s demographic. I worked on several campaigns including the My Holiday iPhone app and the Baking Holiday Gifts for Under $5 YouTube video campaign.
During my many years freelancing for R/GA, I’ve worked on several award-winning projects including Nikegodess.com and Nikepresto.com. Client list also includes Pfizer, IBM, Johnson & Johnson and S.C Johnson.
In 2009, I founded the boutique copy agency Railla/Forrest with Kimberly Forrest.
Known for being able to understand and speak to a well-healed audience, we specialized in creating the brand voice for several luxury clients including La Mer, Jo Malone, Scandia Down and Vivre.
Etsy | Brand Strategy
In 2005 I consulted on the launch of etsy.com. Several significant aspects of the online marketplace were a direct result of my thinking—including the way the homepage features “handpicked items” so that the site feels curated and personal.
In order to showcase the intimate and authentic aspects of the brand, I suggested that sellers be highlighted throughout the site with both photos and bios.
Esty is currently valued at 300 million dollars.
Frank First Mobile Design Agency | Brand Strategy
As a brand strategist for Frank First, a women-run mobile design agency, I was tasked with the job of helping the principals tell their story—and then translating that story into copy for their web site.
Initially, I conducted brainstorming sessions to help them articulate their vision. How could they position themselves as thoughtful, intuitive designers in a competitive landscape? After discovering that many similar agencies all used the same (not very good) jargon, we decided on a bold approach with language that was direct. In this way Frank First was able to communicate their human-centered design approach, without ever having to say “human-centered design.”