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Designer and art director

It was August 21st, 2009. I was at home sitting in our living room when I received the call confirming my first professional internship. There I was — by myself and crying happy tears. I had finally gotten an unpaid internship at a multicultural marketing agency in New York City, where I could put into practice what little I had learned on my own and from the one graphic design class I had taken in college. I was about to start my senior year of college and I felt like things were finally starting to look up.

I was majoring…

My experience in the product design team at Weight Watchers ended last week. I left the company to embark on a new adventure at MullenLowe Profero. During my time at WW, one of the things that impressed me the most was the diversity in the product design team. For example, women in the design team at WW make 65% of the team, and their last names only underscore the melting pot of cultures and ethnic backgrounds that exist in this country. While diversity in the creative industry has made some inroads, there’s definitely still room for growth. …

I went to college to study HR management and during my junior year, I decided that I wasn’t going to work on that after college. I’ve discovered that design was my passion, that creativity is what drives me. And then it hit me.

I was influenced from a very early age by my mom. She taught me to draw, and she drew with me. She taught me to paint and use color pencils, and she colored with me. I didn’t realize any of that until I started questioning my decision to throw away all those years (and money) of a…

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