Chelsea Carlson

Chelsea is a designer and strategist with a knack for unearthing weird truths and turning them into sticky stories that shape optimistic futures. Armed with a BA in Media Studies and Fine Art from Scripps College, alongside a Masters in Branding from the School of Visual Arts in NYC, her work combines rigor and play. Currently serving as the Director of Strategy at The Nucleus Group, she leans on her background in graphic design, illustration, and data visualization to unearth insights for clients ranging from UNICEF to Fedrigoni. With a decade of experience spanning startups, Fortune 500 companies, and non-profits, her process melds research, design thinking, and storytelling to craft empathetic work. As the co-host of the podcast Smart Rookie, she shares her passion for qualitative curiosity with new audiences.