Kristin Holifield

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A bilingual designer and researcher, a sense of exploration has led me to work across languages, borders, and disciplines. From the towering Andes mountains of Ecuador to the metropolis of Buenos Aires, I developed a deep curiosity around human experience, decision-making, and systems thinking.

Currently, I'm working as an Experience Designer at IBM in Austin, Texas.

My work involves guiding cross-functional teams through the iterative process of uncovering and translating behavioral insights into meaningful, viable products. An abstract and integrative thinker, I help teams understand market nuances and navigate complexity. 

I hold a dual MBA / MA in Design Leadership from Johns Hopkins University and Maryland Institute College of Art.

Over the past 10+ years, I have worked in diverse international contexts throughout the U.S., Argentina, Ecuador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Mexico, and The Netherlands.


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