Carol Carmick is the principal of Standing Wave, a strategic content consultancy based in Portland, Oregon. Educated at Reed College and the University of California at Berkeley, her career includes nearly two decades as a software documentation manager and user-centered design evangelist, followed by a felicitous pivot to copywriting and brand strategy in 2003, and the launch of her business in 2006. Her portfolio spans brand and communications strategy, as well as web, print, interactive, video and training content for clients like Intel, Kaiser Permanente and HL7 International.
A perceptive interviewer and researcher, Carol brings audience empathy and insight into creative teams. She has a knack for clarifying complexity and bringing the potential of technology to life in human terms, while her skills as a facilitator help make teams smarter, more functional and more fun.