Her experience extends across a wide range of industry sectors, including automotive, financial services, consumer retail, corporate communication, identity, paper and the arts. Prior to joining 50,000 feet, West led design development at Petrick Design for companies such as USG, Second City, AIGA Chicago and International Paper. Her work has been published in several design publications, including Communication Arts, Black Book AR 100, Society of Typographic Arts, and Print. West currently serves on the board of AIGA Chicago. She is a graduate of the School of Design at the Rochester Institute of Technology.