Hi. I'm Chrissy Clary
Experienced communications and design leader with 20+ years of experience.
I built my first website using Microsoft Frontpage in 2001 and my first chatbot in 2020 using IBM’s Watson Assistant.
I started my career in communications and conversation design in the United States Navy. I was, somewhat randomly, assigned to the Public Affairs Office at Naval Hospital Jacksonville and told to build a website.
So I did.
What followed was a career focused on websites, the Internet and communication design.
An undergraduate degree followed my time in the Navy, leading to a position as Communications Director and Tourism Liaison with the local chamber of commerce in Central Florida. Working with local government, I learned the delicate art of bringing different people and ideas together to identify requirements and achieve a collective goal.
The writer in me was nurtured into existence by a newsroom full of snarky editors at the Daytona Beach News-Journal. Some of that snark included assurances that Twitter was just a fad and that I needed to stop tinkering and get back to work!
I found my way to NASA’s Kennedy Space Center and served in a strategic communications position focused on project management, process improvement, and executive and strategic communications.
In 2011, I joined Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University as a digital communications team leader in Information Technology; I oversaw a team of more than two dozen digital creative specialists and web developers.
I have recently launched the marketer’s knowledge base. MartechKB.com is designed to help marketing and communications professionals cut through the chaos and find the right tool for the right job without a headache.
In 2020 I completed a master’s degree in Digital Media Design from Harvard University and a master’s in Internet Marketing from Full sail University in 2011. I am also a proud graduate of the University of North Florida’s Communications Program.
I continue to work in the communications and design space and hope to focus my career more holistically on conversation design and user strategy.