As Leader, Media, at NBBJ’s New York experience design studio, ESI Design, Cara oversees the software and media production department. She works with design teams on projects from concept to completion and manages all budgeting, production planning and technical operations for the various types of software and media content each project includes. A member of the core team that runs day-to-day operations of the NBBJ studio, she is responsible for leading the studio’s media production efforts and ensuring software and media excellence.
Cara joined NBBJ in 2020 through its acquisition of ESI Design, where she previously held the title of Senior Vice President, Media. In addition to overseeing the software and media efforts for the company, Cara played a key role in projects for WarnerMedia, Barclays, Comcast Xfinity and Wells Fargo Center for Beacon Capital Partners.
Cara graduated from the University of California, Santa Cruz, with a degree in Film Production and Digital Media. Previously, she was Executive Producer of the New York location of the worldwide visual effects company, Method Studios, where she oversaw film and commercial production. Additionally, Cara has worked for several visual effects and post-production companies throughout New York City. Her wide range of experience encompasses all aspects of media production and client types. Film studios, television networks and advertising agencies have all benefited from her expertise.
Cara has contributed to several Visual Effects Society-nominated projects such as the film, The Wolf of Wall Street, and commercials for General Electric.