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Ann Padley

Ann Padley

Marketing and Design Thinking Consultant

"I love to find the surprise around each new corner."

Activator, Input, Individualization, Developer, Connectedness

My favorite part of each project is generating new ideas and solutions. There is never just one solution to a challenge and I love seeing all the parts and inspiration come together to form a plan and finally an end result.

Born and raised in a town so small I needn’t mention the name, I have grown to have anything but small ideas. After two years at the University of Wisconsin – Oshkosh, I decided it was time to ‘go big’ and I moved to Florence, Italy to study Art History and, of course, Italian. I fell in love. My semester soon became a year-long love affair with my big adventure.

After running out of money and returning home to Wisconsin, I graduated from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee with a B.A. in Art History and minor in Italian. After a brief internship at the Betty Brinn Children’s Museum in Milwaukee, I waited to find my next big adventure.

As I sat down to interview with a nice Italian woman hiring for an event coordinator position I had no idea that this was the adventure I was waiting for. When the bank opened I became Concierge, and frankly I was bored. So I decided to take on any artistic or marketing-based projects I could find. Not long after, I was promoted to Director of Communications, in charge of brand development, brand training, internal & external marketing, web and graphic design.

I have come to find my next big adventure here at Blue Door Consulting and I am excited bring my perspective and experience to our clients. 

Ann Padley Portrait
Latest Hobby

Urban biking

Favorite Font

Century Gothic

Favorite City

Florence, Italy (I’m Italian at heart.)

Next Skill(s) to Master

The next: Baking artisan bread. A few skills down the road: Latin.

Occupation in Another Life

Art restorer with training from Florentine masters

Most Consistently Intriguing Cultural Experience Design


Three Adjectives Describing Me

Opinionated, inspired, experience-oriented