About Kelsey

About Kelsey

Hi!
Originally from Baltimore and now in Oakland, CA, I've been lucky enough to live, study, and work in 3 countries across 3 continents. Along the way, I built a comprehensive understanding of working on diverse teams.
My life is enriched by cooking and writing about autoimmune healing, creating paintings and other visual art, advocating for social-justice and human rights, learning new languages (I'm pretty fluent in Spanish), hiking or spending as much time as possible in nature, and volunteering with my local community.
These days:
Product Manager + Designer at Fearless 
Leading teams to design and build custom digital solutions for national, state, and local governments (and some non-profit initiatives, too).
Product +  Branding Designer, Founder of Kreatiiv Co.
Consulted 20+ organizations in US and Europe with human centered design practices to build products, user experience, and branding strategy. Founded Kreatiiv Co., a collaborative community to help people take action on their big ideas with product and branding strategy.
Previously:
Co-founder, product + design at The Daily Spend 
Led product, design, and branding for MVP iOS mobile app launch and marketing website. TDS is a simple budgeting app designed to improve the lives of young professionals by reducing financial anxiety to empower spending habits.
Human centered designer at LifeBridge Health Innovation Department
Built a new use case for the emocha app to monitor medication adherence for heart failure patients. I created the study design and implemented user research to understand the patient experience.
Lead designer for NODE.Health
Supported brand refresh, create digital assets, and  for a non-profit focused on evidence in digital medicine.
Co-brigade Leader at Code for Baltimore
Outside of work, lead bi-monthly meet ups and projects to build civic tech community and partnership with local government to improve citizen's access to services.
Guest Lecturer
Various lectures about human centered design in tech and public policy at University of Maryland College Park and University of Maryland Baltimore County.
Communications and policy designer at the Baltimore City Health Department
Led agency rebrand, designed digital and printed assets, and supported the TECHealth initiative with branding and human-centered design program improvements
Community development specialist at Girl Scouts of Central Maryland
Sales, marketing, and managed over 1000+ adult volunteers - focus on enriching the lives of girls and volunteers at Girl Scouts (which included a lot of smiles and compassion).
Awards + Publications:
UMBC's Rising Star Young Alumni Award, Oct 2019 

"On The Front Lines Of The Overdose Epidemic In Baltimore" Published Nov 2016. Article by Dan Vergano. All photos by me.
Where I've also learned stuff:
MA Visual & Digital Media 
IE Business School, Human Sciences & Technology
Saffron Best Student Award
Madrid, Spain
BA Cultural Anthropology and Spanish
University of Maryland Baltimore County
Sondheim Public Affairs Scholar, Summa Cum Laude
Baltimore, MD
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