As a designer I love to build brand experiences through product design, both physical and digital. My favorite types of projects are those that surprise and change perception – which could be anything from sprayable lube for an oral care company's new product line to a branded immersive 360º video experience for slaying sexism. I believe my passion for immersive storytelling and new media allow me to continuously position myself to think about how products are or could be experienced. And I think it's crucial for experience design to be part of the entire conversation, from strategic development to final executions, because it is only through thoughtful intention and human-centered design that truly unique experience is created.
HERE ARE SOME THINGS ABOUT HOW I WORK:
I want to be part of something greater than myself. Two years ago it was between advertising and the Peace Corps – the Brandcenter called first. So it is through branded content that I will make the world a better place.
We're all a little OCD, acutely particular and perfectionist to a fault. I'm no different. It's the small details that keep me up at night. Rethinking button interactions with a glass of wine is my idea of a Friday evening.
I love that my job is part of my life. I believe it is my sensitivity to the experience in design that provides me with an unique perspective for innovation and ideation. My ideal job is to work with people who push the limits to what is possible.
HERE ARE SOME THINGS PEOPLE SAY ABOUT HOW I WORK:
"Ms. Padgett takes the initiative to identify problems and devise solutions. She is a good team player and an intelligent person with a mind well-suited to the world of marketing and design."
- Reinhard Eberl, President & CEO, Anton Paar USA
“In addition to Kelly’s outgoing nature and enthusiasm for design, she has a poise and posture beyond her years...I was particularly impressed with Kelly’s industry research, professional communication skills and creative presentation.”
- Karen Gershman, Director of Development, CHKD
"I was impressed with how Kelly managed her work with grace and professionalism while being able to wear many 'hats'. She proved her ability to handle many tasks, stay organized, and remain cool under pressure."
- Joe Kutchera, Founder, Latino Link Advisors