Since you’re here, let me introduce myself. My name is Kristen.

In spite of the fact that I have a website all about me, I really don’t like to brag. I was raised to believe that it’s impolite to talk about yourself. However, I’ll share a few defining characteristics that might give you an idea about the kind of person I am. This stuff will never come up in a job interview. I think it’s more significant than that.

I’m an Iowa native. My Midwestern roots are important to me, but I love living in the west. Salt Lake City is my home now. I’ll stay as long as they’ll have me. I won’t, however, learn to ski.

I’m a Cubs fan. Not the kind that lives and dies with every season. I appreciate the history of baseball; I believe a summer day at Wrigley Field is perfect; I know that whether the Cubs get to the next World Series or not, they are making history and I am a part of it.

I’ve spent a lot of time in school and I’ve navigated my way to a few different kinds of jobs. At one time, I had hopes of wearing gym shorts and a t-shirt to work every day. I still spend more money on running shoes than on business suits, but I manage to wear a skirt every now and again. More importantly, the work I do requires creativity but not necessarily a sense of fashion. I’m working toward a master’s degree in Information Design and Communication. I’m fascinated with the sheer volume of information available to us. I’m constantly striving for ¬†better, simpler designs to make information enjoyable and understandable.

I try to learn something new every day, to exercise every day, and to laugh really hard every day. My favorite color is black. I like most dogs better than a lot of people. My favorite place is home. My mid-life crisis is in remission. I’m a realist with an occasional flare up of optimism. I think the world would be a better place if everyone would take themselves a little less seriously.

Still have questions? Keep looking or send me an email.

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