Sr. UX Designer
Dec 2013 – Present
User Experience Designer for Amazon Appstore.
Mar 2010 – Oct 2013
Responsible for building a team of 10+ creative team members and engaging Fortune 500 customers in design projects across mobile, tablet, automotive applications, smart TV and digital signage. Responsible for design direction of internal tools and brand usage, corporate sales & marketing materials and website. I was responsible for instituting standardized design documentation for projects and, implementing use of time tracking software for the creative team.
Feb 2009 – Mar 2010
User experience design and illustration for mobile applications and websites. Clients include Dashwire, BigCanvas, UIEvolution, NYSEA Gallery, SPUN Clothing.
May 2006 – Feb 2009
An online educational site that teaches K-2 students math fundamentals through an engaging experience featuring interactive lessons and casual games.
Managed team of designers, animators, voice actors and production artists. Responsible for all aspects of the design and art process. Creative direction, product development, story development, design, user experience, animation, character design, voice acting, audio design. Worked with educators and developers to create learning tools for online math lessons.
Winner of several education software awards and two patents for math learning tools in online math instruction including Editor’s Choice Award: Children’s Technology Review, 5 stars: USA Today.
Jul 2001 – May 2006
Lead application design, corporate identity, marketing materials, website and internal application design. Created design solutions for such clients as Square Enix, Disney, Starwave Mobile, ESPN, and the PGA Tour. Responsible for design team training and mentorship.
Oct 2000 – Feb 2001
Walt Disney Internet Group
Designer for community web applications and tools. Worked with a team of developers and project managers on web application prototypes and internal management tools for Walt Disney Internet Group’s family of sites (Disney, ESPN, GO.com, Movies.com). Projects included global login, instant messenger and auditorium chat as well as assisting affiliate sites in customization and deployment of applications.
Apr 1996 – Aug 2000
Lead design and production team in the development of Headbone.com web content as well as client projects and interactive online games. Responsibilities included site design, scheduling, budgeting, spec writing, and team management of up to four designers and developers.
Clients included General Mills, Harper Collins, Nortel Networks, Fleet Bank, AAL, Kodak, and The History Channel/A&E.
Designer – 1997-1999
Designed web sites and content for Headbone.com and their clients. Responsibilities included writing concept specs, client presentations, site architecture and design, art direction of other designers, illustrators and print designers.
Production Designer – 1995-1997
Designed interactive games for award winning World Tour CD-ROM. Responsible for design and production of interactive multimedia including audio editing and project archival. Designed and produced web pages and graphics for Headbone.com. Responsibilities included web design, HTML, web production.
June 2009 – Present
Flatcolor Gallery features local and national contemporary artists.
From designers and illustrators, to street artists and tattoo artists, Flatcolor Gallery is dedicated to bringing a fresh perspective on art and creativity to Seattle’s art scene and online.
Responsibilities include all aspects of gallery ownership including; artist selection, event planning, exhibition promotion, graphic design, art installation and fine art printing.
Client presentations and proposals
Project and team management
UX design for iOS, Android, Smart TV, and other feature phone platforms.
Logo design and branding
Interactive media & game development
Audio creation and editing
SFX and music creation
Illustration and Flash animation
Adobe Creative Suite
MS Office Suite
HTML 5, CSS, responsive design
Working knowledge of web frameworks (Bootstrap, Foundation)
Mac, PC and Unix platforms
Knowledge of Ruby/Rails, PHP, Xcode
SCCC Design and Illustration Program – Seattle, WA
Sep 1993 – Jun 1995