Kimberlee Cloutier-Blazzard, Ph.D.
Hi, I’m Kimberlee. As a Marketing Specialist, I focus on developing, storylining and promoting content of all kinds through various channels and business initiatives at Cantina. My strengths are in condensing larger concepts into accessible, attractive content to engage and educate varied audiences.
Before joining Cantina, I taught Art History at a number of Boston-area colleges and universities and served as the Associate Development Director at Sargent House Museum, where I led all marketing efforts. Both careers, spanning more than two decades, honed a series of transferable skills including visual acuity, researching, writing, publishing, and presenting.
Those skills are reflected in several projects I’ve had the pleasure of seeing to fruition, including a panel discussion, “'Republican Motherhood' to Democratic Nominee: The Fight for Women's Equality in America from the Revolution to the Present," in October 2016. It was a retrospective look at the evolution of women's equality, with 3 guest historians, and starting off with a keynote by Judith McHale, former Undersecretary of State for Diplomacy and Public Affairs under Hillary Clinton. It served as the impetus for my co-founding the intersectional feminist group: WECANN (Women's Equality Cape Ann).
The wise man knows he knows nothing.
Other Fun Facts
When I wear my art historian hat, one of my favorite things to do is give public lectures. On Saint Patrick’s Day 2019, I presented a talk in Toronto on the Dutch artists Judith Leyster (1609–1660) and her husband Jan Miense Molenaer (c.1610–1668) in a “Friendship and Early Modern Art” session. Early Modern artist friendships took many unique forms, but rarely included marriage. I discussed Leyster’s unique importance as a female guild member (one of the few known!), a trendsetting artist who both challenged and directly inspired her husband, Frans Hals and others.
ARTICLES BY Kimberlee
Communicating with Customers in a Time of Significant Uncertainty
In this Coffee Chat we discuss content strategy and building stronger relationships between brands and their consumers.
Visualizing Uncertainty in Retirement Planning
In this Coffee Chat we discuss the concept of uncertainty in retirement planning experiences using data visualizations.
Dissecting Human-centered Design in a Virtual World
In this Coffee Chat we explore how design leaders are adapting human-centered design in the context of COVID-19 and the rise of virtual work.
COVID-19 and a Shift Toward Agile Talent Development
In this Coffee Chat we explore how SunLife is using mobile, gamification, and emerging tech to support an Agile approach to talent development.
Facilitating Effective and Engaging Remote Workshops
In this Coffee Chat we provide tips and best practices for facilitating remote workshops as businesses shift to virtual work during the pandemic.
Best Practices in Prototyping
In this Coffee Chat we explore best practices in prototyping for digital and physical products and services.
Article Round-up: Cantina Working Groups
Cantina Working Groups stay on top of emerging trends and function as an R&D engine to explore and capture skills and abilities. Here's what they've written for our blog recently.
Best Practices in Remote Working
COVID-19 is forcing companies to rethink remote work. In this Coffee Chat we share tried-and-true methods for being effective while working remotely.
Boundaries, Blockers, and Overcoming the Limits of Innovation
How to recognize the boundaries and blockers to innovation practices, and how you can work around them to make the real change.
Mobile & Web
Reflections on the Iowa Caucus Voting App and Public Awareness in 2020
A conversation with Cantina’s Data Privacy and Security Working Group on why security is important in our personal and public lives.
The 10 Blog Posts That Mattered in 2019
A list of articles that proved most popular with our readers in 2019.
Private 'Ayes': Cantina Forms a Data Privacy and Security Working Group
Cantina launched an internal “Data Privacy and Security” working group to consolidate our efforts and provide guidance in these critical areas.
Bose, Newport Folk Festival®, and Cantina Team Up to Fine-tune the Festival Experience
Bose and Cantina teamed up to enhance the Newport Folk Festival® experience with an updated app and new audio alerts on Bose AR-enabled Frames.