Creative Direction and User Experience

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        I love what I do

        I bring ideas to life through creative solutions – solutions that make an emotional connection between people and products.

        I mentor and work with multidisciplinary design teams: UX, UI, motion graphics, print, production, industrial design and environmental design. I work with passionate leaders at start-ups along with executive teams at global corporations. I’m also an artist – I make things.

        Areas of focus

        Creative Direction100%
        Product Design75%
        User Experience100%
        Strategy + Planning90%
        portfolio

        Brands I’ve worked with

        CONSUMER:
        PerriconeMD
        Dove
        Lexus
        Chrysler
        Pfizer
        Safeway
        Unilever
        The Home Depot
        American Greetings
        United Airlines
        MasterCard

        TECH:
        eBay
        AOL
        Acer
        Intel
        Verizon
        AT&T

        PUBLISHING:
        Sunset Magazine
        Better Homes and Gardens
        The New York Post
        The Industry Standard
        Saveur magazine
        Red Tricycle
        CNET
        CBS News

        ENTERTAINMENT:
        Sony Music
        ABC
        CBS
        Sega
        Atari
        Disney
        FOX Movies
        Sony Playstation
        Lucas Entertainment
        Universal Pictures

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        Natalie worked for me at CBS Interactive where she was the head of UX and design for CNET & CBS News. She truly understands the essence of a brand and how to capture it on screen. She never shies away from tough challenges – I would happily work with her again in the future.

        Jason Fischel, Vice President, General Manager - Getty Images

        Before I even worked for Natalie, I always admired the work that she and her team produced for CNET. From the multiple site redesigns to the brand refreshes, it was clear to me that she cared about the craft of design as well the experience of site users. Natalie is a leader who trusts her team with their projects but also has the instinct to know when to get involved. She communicates concisely with internal clients/partners, sets realistic expectations and is detail-oriented – all while maintaining a great sense of humor and wit.

        Mark Buswell, Art Director - Google

        Natalie is a superb colleague in every regard; her work is always timely, informed, and without flaw. There were many occasions when various projects we worked on together would not have succeeded but for her insightful input and capable leadership. She is an outstanding team-mate and brings a wealth of expertise and experience to her craft.

        D. Vinay Dixit, Senior Director, UI Engineering - LinkedIn

        Natalie is the rare and wonderful creative director who has both innovation and leadership skills in her ample toolbox. Natalie is driven by a great work ethic and a strong creative point of view. I have seen her lead major successful redesigns and rebuild our design team into a powerhouse. She would be an asset to any organization who values their brand and their user experience.

        Kelly Morrison, Vice President, Product Development - Common Sense Media

        Natalie has always exceeded my expectations. She has a clear vision and is able to not only articulate it, but execute on it. That is a rarity these days.

        Jordan Berg, CEO & Co-Founder - Questus