Patrice, a native of Northern California, grew up in the South Bay area and holds a B.S. Degree in Graphic Design with a minor in Photography. She served as a Senior Art Director at Apple for 10 years and worked in many areas of the company including corporate identity and design, trade shows, small business and education markets, and art directed photoshoots both in the studio and on location.
Patrice then started her own small design firm with a partner in Los Gatos, CA, building brands for a variety of businesses in Silicon Valley from high-end automotive and real estate corporations to non-profit organizations. After leaving the partnership, Patrice was hired by the design firm, Black & White Design in Campbell, CA, as a Senior Art Director and Visual Designer creating work for clients such as Apple, Facebook, Google, Amazon, Marketo and many non-high tech businesses. With her knowledge and experience in photography, design and marketing, and her love of putting on events, Patrice is thrilled to be part of the CPA team.