DONNA CARROLL // ABOUT
I've been a designer my entire life.
UX DESIGN . APPAREL DESIGN . EVENT DESIGN
The first time I designed something was as a child when I created lego sculptures, wildflower bouquets, and epic snow forts. I did it again in high school when I designed a culture of, ‘we got this’ on my cross country team as I led our underdog team to placing fourth in the Ohio state competition. In college, I designed a matador-inspired evening gown collection that won an award from the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA).
After seven years working as an apparel designer for companies including Talbot's and Lane Bryant, I took a leap of faith and moved to California where I spent the next decade designing embodied experiences that bring people together in community. I created a thriving global music and conscious dance movement called Ecstatic Dance. After I built the events, brand, systems and procedures, I designed a leadership training to teach creatives how to run a successful business.
And now I’ve opened a new chapter in my design career as a UX Designer so I can positively impact the world through technology.
When not designing, I find inspiration through travel, hiking, surfing, riding my motorbike, cooking, reading, and learning new things.
Let's get to know each other.
Contact me, Donna Carroll, at gr8donna at gmail for a collaboration, a project, or a coffee.