While pursuing her BFA in Industrial Design at the Rochester Institute of Technology, Lea found her place in the world of digital design through a UX Design internship building financial tools for a non-profit. Later, she spent the summer working on the service design for the store pickup experience at Dick’s Sporting Goods. After graduating, she joined Publicis Sapient as an Experience Designer and was a part of digital business transformation projects for clients such as J.P. Morgan Chase, Dodge & Cox, Marriot Bonvoy, and Ford.
When she’s not trying to put a new spin on navigation bar design, you can find Lea on the hunt for the flakiest pastry in Chicago, devouring cacio e pepe at Chicago’s best (by Lea’s standards) Italian restaurant, Tortello, or planning her next adventure abroad. She has a bad habit of ignoring the world when caught up in a great book, (politely) insisting her friends let her take their photos for their next big life event, and not knowing what to do with all her baking leftovers.