About

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Hello. I'm Kolby, an Indianapolis Designer trying to make a positive impact on the world through design.

I am a multi-disciplinary designer passionate about the cross-roads of tech, design, and community. I have led design projects within agencies, tech startups, and venture capital practicing a range of work from facilitating design thinking workshops to managing brand and product UX/UI projects. Most recently, I have been working at High Alpha, a Venture Studio, As a Senior Designer leading a wide range of projects from research and insight generation to creating new concepts and executing on deliverables for our startups and corporate partners. I love digging into the 'why', and discovering creative answers. I am inspired by people’s reaction to cool things, live music, and new experiences. I am curious about new and emerging design techniques/technologies and motivated by laughter, collaboration, and outrageous ideas. And I believe that everything—everything—can be made better through design.

As a Tech 25 Award recipient, and the President of AIGA Indianapolis, I’m always working toward developing a more thriving creative community and creating opportunities for designers within tech.

In my spare time, I volunteer with the Junior League of Indianapolis, attempt to up-level my tennis game, and rate french fries at local restaurants.

Up next, I’m looking for opportunities to lead design teams and work on innovative projects with people who value design as a key business differentiator.

Nice to meet you! 👋🏼

 

What others say about me:

 "Kolby has emerged as one of our most promising young leaders in the High Alpha family. She is universally admired and respected by both peers and senior leadership alike. She embodies the idea of servant leadership and serves as a role model for other young women who aspire to a career in tech."
-Kristian Andersen, Partner, High Alpha

"Kolby puts her heart and soul into everything she is a part of, from leading projects at multiple High Alpha portfolio companies to being President of the local AIGA chapter and everything in between. She is incredibly talented and driven, and her energy is contagious."
-Clara Doti, Designer, Pattern89

 

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