Vanessa B. Dewey, until recently, worked in house at Mattel, as the first Lead in Creative and Development Experience. As a member of the Mattel HR team, she defied stereotypes by bringing a creative, human-centered design approach to a traditionally corporate department. Some of her roles included providing educational opportunities for 600+ creatives, overseeing company-wide initiatives and curating a speaker series that brought inspiring design leaders to inspire Mattel talent.
Since leaving Mattel, Vanessa joined Adobe as a Sr. Product Marketing Manager on the new Adobe Creative Jam Enterprise team. This role allows Vanessa to continue supporting her love of the in-house creative community, but at a larger scale and across diverse verticals both domestically and internationally.
Throughout her career, Vanessa has been obsessed with three things: cultures, connections, and communities. She continually looks both outward and inward to foster inspiration, forge creative communities and encourage risk-taking, curiosity and bold action.
Vanessa serves as the Co-Chair of AIGA National InHouse INitiative Steering Committee and is on the LA Design Festival board.
She is based in Downtown Los Angeles with her two beagles. Oh, and, one could say that she has a slight obsession with coffee.