Marianne graduated from Dartmouth College with a degree in psychology, and began her career teaching math and writing at the elementary school level for three years. Looking for a more creative outlet, she started taking design classes in the evening and eventually enrolled in graduate school—and had her first internship at Gannett.
Marianne begins her day with a Design Team stand-up meeting to discuss what work needs to be done for the day. From mapping out user flow to designing the fine details of a product's colors and typography, Marianne gets to tackle a number of different digital projects in crafting a positive experience for users.
“This is a great place to be a designer. I’ve gotten to experience so many different platforms. It’s fun to have variety and be challenged in new ways.”
“Since we’re always exploring new technologies, as a designer, I get training in all the different platforms that are out there. I’ve gotten to work on iPhone, iPad, Xbox, Android TV—there are always new things to learn.”
“I feel very close and connected to my managers. I sit right next to my Creative Director and opposite from the VP of our group. We are always talking about the product and how to make it better.”