Kara Isabella is a graphic designer from Cleveland, Ohio. She holds a BFA in Graphic Design and a BA in the History of Art and Architecture. Before joining DSI, she worked on the content marketing team at American Greetings, where she uncovered a passion for social media. As a Design Researcher, Graphic Designer, and User Experience Designer with a focus on product development and strategy, she uses systems thinking and human-centered design to develop solutions that solve real needs. She uses ethnographic research, from interviewing to facilitation, to uncover insights and implements this into beneficial and meaningful solutions.
In her current role, Kara developed a global Digital Workplace for 19,000+ UNICEF employees to enhance output, streamline document management and foster internal partnerships. Before UNICEF, Kara created design solutions for the private (Accenture, Conde Nast, Ann Taylor, American Greetings) and public sector (City of New York). Kara is the Founder of Pattern and Pattern, a sustainable home goods company. She’s based in New York City.