Marianne O’Donnell

business strategist and design buff

Business strategist and design buff

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This past Saturday, DnA and KCRW convened something called a “design jam,” a group brainstorming session.

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This past Saturday, DnA and KCRW convened something called a “design jam,” a group brainstorming session.

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