Kirsti Wall de Cordero (she/her) is a technical documentation manager and graphic designer in the casino gaming industry with:
3 years of leadership experience
7 years of technical communications experience
(technical writing, technical editing, and technical illustration)
17 years of graphic design experience, 8 of those years being professional experience
Currently, she remotely leads a team of 6 across multiple time zones.
Her specialties are corporate branding and usability.
Kirsti is also a fine art photographer. Her work has been featured in galleries internationally and has earned awards and recognitions from places such as the Tokyo International Foto Awards and the PX3 exhibition in Paris, France.
Kirsti is an honors graduate of Michigan Technological University. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Scientific and Technical Communication with a concentration in Business Communication. While earning her degree, she also became certified as a media designer.
Kirsti is also a certified Six Sigma Yellow Belt.
She is currently located in Houghton, Michigan.
"While I earned my degree at an engineering university, I am not a strong STEM person. When I was a technical communicator, I used my experience as a non-STEM person to make technical documentation more user-friendly for others like me. This is how usability became one of my specialties."
"Graphic design initially started as just a hobby of mine. However, because of my graphic design experience, I was able to recognize a frequent gap between a company’s marketing department and their technical communications department. I used my graphic design experience to help bridge this gap, which led to corporate branding becoming my other career specialty. This grew into a passion for understanding a company's brand identity."
"As a photographer, I photograph everything. I use photography as both a hobby and an outlet to absorb, process, and understand the world around me. Some of my earliest memories include viewing my surroundings through a disposable film camera; however, after experiencing a double traumatic brain injury and skull fracture in 2016, photography became a lifejacket for me to remember the things my mind could not when I was struggling with memory loss during my recovery.