Founder of The Year in Words
Deborah has delivered enough words to fill a book.
This includes over 50,000 names designed as candidates for products and businesses. Deborah's brand-naming work has been for the likes of Apple, Procter & Gamble, Citizen, Clorox, Kellogg's, Coors, HP, Beringer, Lilly, Del Monte, Guthy-Renker, Wyeth, Quaker Oats, and Revlon, as well as emerging companies.
The Year in Words is her after-hours creative outlet.
This is where Deborah shares the bounty of one of her favorite pastimes, "coming to terms with the news." The Year in Words is designed for fellow lovers of invented language, news entertainment, and pop culture.
By day, Deborah serves clients in brand marketing and entertainment.
As a strategic creative director and writer, her work blends naming, product innovation, television, digital media, brand experiences, and more. Agency accounts and direct clients have included Virgin, Microsoft, Proactiv, Adobe, Safeway, Visa, Autodesk, Hyland's, LucasArts, Brøderbund, Williams-Sonoma, and dozens of others.
Her work often features interesting personalities.