A Design Director and Strategic Planner, Cindy leads Gensler Chicago’s Consulting, Analytics and Brand Design Studio. She also serves as a Regional Leader for Gensler’s Consulting Practice Area. Cindy has achieved a diverse range of experience working within leading design firms, as well as positions in design publishing. McGraw-Hill published her first book, The Interior Design Handbook of Professional Practice. Cindy holds a faculty position in the Department of Architecture and Interior Architecture at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. In 2010, she was named a Design Future Council Senior Fellow. Cindy earned a BIA in Interior Architecture from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a Master in Design Methods from IIT/Institute of Design.