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Andy Vitale

Chief Design OfficerConstant Contact

Charlotte, NC

Member Since January 2023


Design Management
Leadeship and Team Inspiration


Andy Vitale is an award-winning executive design leader, speaker and educator who is passionate about helping companies and their leaders to understand the role of design in creating transformative outcomes. He is currently the Chief Design Officer at Constant Contact, where he ensures that millions of small businesses and nonprofits worldwide have an intuitive and delightful experience, enabling them to spend more time on what they do best—running their business. In addition, Andy teaches design at Kent State University’s User Experience Design graduate program, and serves on the advisory board for multiple professional organizations and educational institutions. He is also co-host of the podcast Surfacing, which explores ideas and trends within the design sphere.

Published content

17 ideas to express employee appreciation during the holidays

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Are your traditional gift-giving gestures getting stale? The holiday season is the perfect time to spread more cheer by demonstrating to your dedicated employees how much you appreciate their efforts to help keep a well-organized business up and running. If your leadership team is all tapped out of original gift-giving ideas for their team this year, then try one of the following ideas that 17 experts from Fast Company Executive Board highly recommend to show gratitude for the hard work their staff members continue to put in throughout the year. 

Solving the ‘right’ problem: How design transformation yields human-centered outcomes


Design transformation is a “human-centered process,” says Fast Company Executive Board member Andy Vitale, allowing companies to look internally and externally at their clients' pain points and develop empathetic, efficient solutions.

Stewards of clarity in ambiguous spaces: How designers solve problems in enterprise today


Fast Company Executive Board member Andy Vitale asserts that the current generation of designers is well-equipped to handle not only the complex problems in design but also challenges all across an organization.

Leading through design: How the next generation of designers is driving organizational change


Fast Company Executive Board member Andy Vitale seeks to cement a new understanding of designers as problem-solvers and value-drivers.

Launching a podcast? Here are 13 factors for leaders to consider

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It starts with the right topic and a diverse group of thought leaders. The uptick in on-demand podcasts continues to attract a diverse group of audience members and spans all industries. Therefore, it's important for business leaders, who are interested in launching a brand-related or independent digital listening series to develop a smart, niche concept and then bring in the right guests. To give the people what they want through added value content, it's not a bad idea to test the waters first to ensure you are on the right track with potential clients and customers.  Below are 13 tips Fast Company Executive Board members want other leaders to consider if they are thinking about expanding their company's brand awareness through the development of a podcast series.

12 tips for overcoming imposter syndrome in leadership

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Here's how to embrace your confidence and skills in the workplace. Whether you're new to management or a highly regarded thought leader, the imposter syndrome continues to be a real problem as you continue to climb the business ladder. It's common to question your ability to make the right decisions that will impact your team, but it's unhealthy to feed your mind with negative thoughts and discount what led you to become a successful leader in the first place. Expert panelists from Fast Company Executive Board know all about defeating self-doubt. Here, they weigh in on their own strategies to avoid the imposter syndrome and discuss how colleagues can stop second-guessing their decision-making abilities and worrying about how other people see them.

Company details

Constant Contact

Company bio

Constant Contact is a digital marketing and automation platform built to help small businesses and nonprofits around the world attract new customers, keep them engaged, and grow.


Marketing & advertising

Area of focus

Email Marketing
Small and Medium Businesses
Digital Marketing

Company size

1,001 - 5,000