Hi there! I'm a bike-obsessed experience designer who is addicted to good design and passionate about helping build strong brands. 

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Experience Design
Consultant, XD

Creative Direction,
Slalom Chicago

Slalom Consulting
Nov 2016 to present

Art Director
Bond Digital
May 2013 to Nov 2016

Art Director
No Limit Agency
Jul 2012 to May 2013

Marketing Werks
Jul 2011 to July 2012

Study Abroad Advisor
University of Minnesota - Duluth
Nov 2007 to Jul 2012

Specialties: Creative Direction, Branding & Identity Design, Design Thinking, Innovation & Insights, User Centered Design, Storytelling, Client Relationship Building & Maintenance, Social Media Strategy, Systems Thinking, New Business Pitches, and Overall Brand Management.



B.F.A Graphic Design
Minors: Spanish + International Studies
University of Minnesota, Duluth
Sep 2005 to May 2010

Spanish Language + Mexican Culture
University of Guanajuato, Mexico
May 2008 to Jun 2008

Study in England Programme
University of Birmingham, England
Sep 2006 to May 2007


Community Involvement

AIGA Chicago Mentor Program  Oct 2014 to Present

Chicago Design Museum
Jan 2013 to Present

Participant & Alumni
Mar 2015 to Present

Creative Mornings, Chicago
May 2015 to Present

SheSays Chicago
Jun 2013 to Present

Academic Mentor
Girl Power, Americorp
May 2013 to Sep 2014


Top 5 Gallup Strength Finder Skills & Languages

1. Futuristic

2. Activator

3. Positivity

4. Maximizer

5. Connectedness






Are you a brand in search of a champion? Have I got one of the most energetic, creative, passionate, skilled designers out there for you. In a sea of people claiming to be all of those things, Anna is the real deal.
— Shelby Bower, Designer, Researcher, Learner, Teacher
Not only does she have an incredible eye for design but her leadership and creative direction are the perfect combination of recommending a direction while being hands off enough to allow more junior designers to learn and grow.
— Caylie Rentsch, Product Designer
Anna has such “joie de vivre.” She’s super positive and sincere, a wonderful colleague and a great addition to any company. Customer service skills are tops and her writing is bar none! Ask Anna to be creative if you want to see her at her best. Talented. Enthusiastic. Great graphic designer and writer. Highly recommended!
— Dr. Beth E. Koch, Design Professor, University of Minnesota, Duluth
It was always a pleasure to work with Anna. She’s the biggest sweetheart in the world, and the kind of person that’s just fun to be around. And as a bonus—Anna is a very focused individual who gets things done. She’s a very motivated person who can take on a role as leader. Definitely somebody to rely on. And hug.
— Bryan Rudell, Design Person


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