Hello. I'm Piper. It's really nice to meet you.
I'm working on a Masters of Design at the University of Washington in Seattle, WA. Before packing my bags (and my rain jacket) to head north, I spent 7+ years at the global design firm IDEO in San Francisco. I did everything from event planning and executive support, to project management and podcast production. Most recently, I led marketing for IDEO Futures.
I fell in love with design while at IDEO, and I'm spending my time as a student learning a new vocabulary, understanding how to articulate design decisions, and exploring the many nooks and crannies of what makes design so important in our lives, whether we're conscious of it or not.
In past lives, I coached skiing, delivered flowers, brewed coffee, designed websites, sold pretty dresses and good smelling candles, twirled a whistle on a pool deck, and read poetry for the masses. I also still remember the nightly specials from my days serving on white tablecloths, (rack of lamb wrapped in filo dough with a rosemary lamb scented au jus).
I'm happy to send my CV upon request, and I'll be even happier if we sit down for a coffee, too.