Concept Development

As a concept developer, I collaborate with others to bring new ideas and projects to life. While I started my career as a graphic designer developing collateral marketing material, now my work as a graphic designer is focused mostly on developing and conveying complex ideas. Whether that’s creating graphics that show the relationship of program components to one another or a sketch that captures the essence of an emerging concept, I create graphics that foster shared meaning.

Clients also call upon me to turn abstract concepts into concrete products. These products might take the form of educational programs and resources, conceptual frameworks or models, and/or groups processes and tools. I enjoy collaborative projects that honor my inquisitive nature, ability to think outside-of-the-box, and skillfulness at finding coherence among diverse perspectives. As both a big picture and detailed thinker, I love to lead projects of all shapes and sizes. I am particularly passionate about development projects that promote personal development, organizational learning, and systemic change. For example, I’ve developed programs and concepts on topics such as Participatory Leadership, Strategic Dialogue, Appreciative Inquiry, Collaboration Innovation, and social and emotional learning/intelligence.


You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.  – Buckminster Fuller


To have a good idea you must have lots of ideas. Truly innovative ideas challenge the status quo and stand out from the crowd—they’re creatively disruptive…Divergent thinking is the route, not the obstacle, to innovation. – Tim Brown and Jocelyn Wyatt