Carisha Swanson is a Georgia native, now living in southern Connecticut. While attending Williams College in Williamstown, MA she spent a year abroad studying design in London. After completing her BA with Honors in American Studies, she moved back to Atlanta, GA to work for the publisher W.W. Norton & Co. and teach literacy classes during summer breaks. She subsequently left for Connecticut to continue her work in book publishing with Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. It was during this time that her passion for design led her into the world of retail management and magazine publishing. She began to work concurrently as a manager for retailer Crate & Barrel, and freelancing as Market Editor for Moffly Media, a publisher of six luxury regional and shelter magazines in Fairfield County, CT. Over the next five years she would become a full time editor at Moffly Media, help launch two new titles, and be the lead on several custom projects, including their annual Luxury Gift Portfolio and Beauty Book. In 2013, she joined Hearst as Market Editor for the Hearst Design Group, which included House Beautiful, Veranda and ELLE Decor, with a focus on kitchen, bath, building and technology. In 2018, she was promoted to Senior Market Editor and most recently became Market Director for House Beautiful’s print and digital properties. She continues to be a global advocate for expanding consumer knowledge in the these key markets.