With an Austin presence and robust design story, Meriah's experience highlights the impact of creating design functionality across an enterprise organization. Moving beyond your initial design thinking workshop, Meriah oversees the Chief Design Office responsible for ingraining a culture of design and building design capabilities across functions and leadership.
Garrett joined USAA in December of 2015. As the Chief Design Officer, she seeks
to create an environment where beautiful member experiences become our new
normal. This means leading our internal design organization, growing our design
capabilities, and defining a curriculum of internal education that lifts up
design practitioners and helps encourage design thinking across the business.
to joining USAA, Meriah spent more than 8 years at the design firm frog. As a
Creative Director she led multi-dispensary teams in delivering innovative
designs that engaged consumers and created stronger brand relationships. Meriah
was responsible for directing all phases of creative work from research and
concept development through production, as well as creating a studio
environment that drove impeccable design.
She began her career as a freelance designer and
developer in the emerging web space during the mid 90’s and moved to Austin for
the growing tech industry in 2000, working on an early web-based tablet
computer for seniors and later enterprise security and IT portfolio management.
She joined frog in 2007 where she proudly worked on interesting questions for
Disney, Google, Michael & Susan Dell Foundation, Capital One, S&P, EY,
LG, Sprint, AT&T, Bell Mobility, Vodafone, 7-Eleven, Kohl's, Whole Foods
Check out the incredible speaker line-up to see who will be joining Meriah.