I’m a writer & designer who loves cities. During the day, I am a Communications Manager at Gensler, a global architecture, design & planning firm. What I do there is create & drive communications campaigns–in print, media, and internally–that advance our design work. By nights, I teach a class called “Exploring Design” at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (and yes, I require that my students Tweet). Weekends? You’ll find me in a garden. Either my own, or at The Peterson Garden, a community garden that’s reviving the Victory Garden tradition in Chicago. I’m proud to say that I helped launch it. Finally, I have a jewelry studio, Gray Workshop, with my husband Kevin Grzyb.
You can find me on Twitter as @leahray and @GenslerOnCities. Gensler’s website is www.gensler.com, and my jewelry studio is www.grayworkshop.com. You can also find me on LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/in/leahray. This blog is mine and mine alone, so it does not reflect the thoughts, views, opinions or practices of anyone but myself.
Let me sum this up more concisely: I’m a chatterbox who loves cities, and is utterly fascinated by the communications potential of social media. I try to use my powers for the forces of good. Thanks for reading my blog.