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Hi, I’m Carlie.

I am an experience designer and researcher hailing from Chapel Hill, North Carolina. I currently live in Pittsburgh while earning a Masters in Design at Carnegie Mellon

I am passionate about the intersection between design, people, and cities. How do we use design to shape the future of our cities—to make them more equitable, sustainable, and connected? What role does socially-responsible technology play?

Prior to design school, I worked as a communications consultant for clean energy tech companies, a digital director for a successful SF Board of Education race, and an Obama ‘12 campaign field organizer in Colorado.

You can check out some of my campaign work here.

When I’m not designing, you may find me cooking, running, or exploring Pittsburgh neighborhoods looking for the best chocolate croissant.


My Sweet Spot:



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Service Design

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At Work:

“Carlie is very proactive and really owns her work and responsibilities. She attacks challenges. She brings a collaborative, open minded, and organized approach to her work that is uncommon with designers.”

–Nathaniel Williams, General Motors UX Manager



In The Wild:



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