Elizabeth's career is centered in her passion for strategic creative and brand story-telling. She currently serves as the Senior Creative Director for Planned Parenthood Federation of America and the Planned Parenthood Action Fund, where she built the organization's first full service in-house creative team and directs creative across social, digital, video and print media. She previously led brand design initiatives for the international anti-poverty non-profit, ONE. Her role shaped ONE's global brand reputation, and she was a part of design and marketing efforts for advocacy campaigns in Belgium, France, Germany, Nigeria, Tanzania and South Africa in her tenure at ONE. Prior to her work in the non-profit sector, she offered brand consultation, strategy and design for socially-conscious companies, environmental and and advocacy organizations in the U.S., as well as China, Vietnam and Honduras.
In her career, she has designed and shaped brand strategy for a broad range of global companies and non-profits including Amnesty International, Citibank, Comcast, First Step (a World Hope International micro-finance initiative in Sierra Leone), The International Youth Foundation, Peace Corps, as well as many local and grassroots organizations. She holds both a BFA and Masters degree from the Maryland Institute College of Art and served as chair of social design for AIGA from 2010-2012. In addition to her work in the design sector, she completed an AmeriCorps residency in 2009, and has worked with marginalized communities in Baltimore on art, design and media projects, focusing on youth perspectives and community voice. She also served as art director for Orange Element Design in Baltimore from 2003-2008, where she received over a dozen awards for her art direction and design work from the Advertising Association and internationally from HOW Magazine.
“Think outside the box, collapse the box, and take a f*cking sharp knife to it.” Banksy