NEW YORK NY
Courtney is the Creative Director at creative and strategic transformation company co:collective — co-founded by Ty Montague, Rosemarie Ryan and Neil Parker. She is a multidisciplinary creative with a storied background in design, branding and art direction. She has worked with a wide range of brands at co:, from launching brand new brands, like Juvenescence and Lightbox, to helping established brands, like Google, LinkedIn, E!, Under Armour and Puma, live their purpose out in the world.
Prior to joining co:collective, Courtney worked as an art director at Crispin, Porter & Bogusky, where her clients included Old Navy, Kraft, Jello, Triscuit, Microsoft, American Express and Dominos. She also helped start P.ink, a non-profit that helps breast cancer survivors get tattoos to cover their mastectomy scars. She then freelanced on the west coast (with a stint in Australia), doing everything from branding for small start-ups, to creatively developing and producing projects for big brands like Apple, Target and Airbnb.
Looking forward, are you optimistic about the role of graphic design in business and society?
Graphic design will always be a key ingredient in moving business, culture, causes and ultimately society forward. Good design makes people more aware of causes they should care about. Good design helps people decide which brands are for them. Society and culture is inherently shaped by design and it’s only getting better and better.
Have the challenges of the past two years changed the way you approach your work?
In some ways it’s been easier to work, less in person interruptions mean more time to get into an actual flow with what you’re doing. Though, I have tried to be more intentional about making time to collaborate with others, as it’s the one thing I miss from the office.