Summary:

As a young child, I was drawn to dance. However, my dreams of being a competitive clog dancer came to a screeching halt. The papers referred to it as “The Butter Debacle.” It was only then I decided to give this whole art & design thing a try.

I would like to point out that some of the paragraph above may or may not be factually accurate. It was mainly to see if you were actually reading this.

So . . . I’m a senior leveled creative with strong UX/UI and design chops. I have 20+ years of experience, with a wide client range. I’m a driven problem solver and work extremely well under pressure. Think my unique skill set and diverse design background can work well for your needs? I look forward to discussing how I can take your creative to the next level.

CORPORATE EXPERIENCE:

Embrace Home Loans
Senior UX & Design Lead

November 2017 – Present

Collaborate with marketing and development to bring web projects to life.

Role Includes: 
UI/UX, design, ad unit animation, template development, light front-end development, SEO optimization, project support, conceptual design, rapid prototyping, app design, conceptual development, feasibility assessment, video design, video editing, storyboarding, team management

Highlights: 

  • Component based template system for all web properties
  • Streamlined web delivery process
  • User journey interactive chat marketing experience
  • Loan officer customer scenario tool
  • “Embrace The Dadvice” marketing campaign

IOTOPIA SOLUTIONS
UX/UI Design • Senior Creative (Freelance)
April 2017 – August 2017

Collaborated with clients, marketing, and development. Delivered workflows for client projects.

Role Includes: 
UI/UX, design, template development, light front-end development, conceptual design, rapid prototyping, app design, conceptual development

Highlights: 

  • Conceptualized, implemented, and integrated creative for Iotopia clients
  • Lead development team on execution of multi-tiered platform tool for efficiency company
  • Guided development of best practices and optimization
  • Researched trends in online marketing and advertising solutions

Clients: E.R.S. and Iotopia Solutions

American Student Assistance
Senior Creative
August 2012 – November 2016

Delivered financial education products and services to one million college students and 300+ institutional clients.

Highlights:

  • Conceptualized, implemented, and integrated creative for saltmoney.org
  • Worked with marketing, analytics, development, and borrower’s services to solve for both existing and new product enhancements
  • Attended and contributed to daily stand-ups with development team to brainstorm ideas for new products and campaigns
  • Managed a team of production artists and junior designers
  • Problem-solved, performance, and optimization of function with development team
  • Researched trends in online marketing and advertising solutions
  • Assisted marketing and QA with deliverables

Digitas_LBI
Senior Art Director
April 2010 – August 2012

Collaborated with clients, marketing, and development. Delivered workflows, sites, videos, and other design collateral for various clients.

Role Includes:
UI/UX, design, ad unit animation, template development, light front-end development, project support,

conceptual design, rapid prototyping conceptual development, feasibility assessment, video design,

video editing, storyboarding, team management

Highlights: 

  • Conceptualized, implemented, and integrated creative for Digitas clients
  • Liaison between marketing, development, creative services, and the client
  • Worked with marketing to solve for both existing and new product enhancements
  • Problem-solved, performance, and optimization of function of interactive client projects
  • Researched trends in online marketing and advertising solutions

Clients: Bank of America, Oral B, Tide, and Goodyear


Racepoint Digital

Senior Art Director
June 2008 – April 2010

Conceptualized, implemented, and integrated creative for Racepoint clients.

Role Includes:
UI/UX, design, template development, light front-end development, conceptual design, conceptual development, storyboarding, animation, and editing

Highlights: 

  • Worked with marketing to solve for both existing and new product enhancements
  • Liaison between marketing, development, creative services, and the client
  • Problem-solved, performance, and optimization of function of interactive client projects
  • Created marketing email blasts

Clients: T-Mobile, HBO Sports, Alcatel Lucent, Rogue Pictures, ARM, Cook Medical, Looksmart, and Ringleader Digital

Digitas_LBI
Lead Designer
April 2010 – August 2012

Collaborated with clients, marketing, and development. Delivered workflows, sites, videos, and other design collateral for various clients.

Role Includes:
UI/UX, design, ad unit animation, template development, light front-end development, SEO optimization, project support, conceptual design, rapid prototyping, conceptual development, feasibility assessment, video design, video editing, storyboarding, team management

Highlights: 

  • Conceptualized, implemented, and integrated creative for Digitas clients
  • Worked closely with creative teams on different levels of project execution
  • Problem-solved, performance, and optimization of function with tech team
  • Flash design and animation, Traditional HTML design implementation

Clients: GM, Pontiac, Sara Lee, Gillette, Oral B, Paramount Pictures, AT&T, and DC Comics

ENTERTAINMENT EXPERIENCE

MURMUR (BAND)
January 2019 – February 2019

Created visual story for the song “Funeral Of The Hunt”

Role Includes:
Storyboarding, character design, animation, and editing

P.O.D. (BAND)
Web Design •  Video Direction • Animation •  Illustration
June 2016 – Present

Maintain day to day for the P.O.D. website & social channels.

Role Includes:
UX/UI design, creative design, front end development, storyboarding, animation, and editing

Highlights: 

  • Lyric video for “Soundboy Killa” from the album Circles
  • Official animated video for “When Angels and Serpents Dance”

Roadrunner Records
Web Designer / Animator  (Freelance)
September 2003 – November 2011

Collaborated with music artists, marketing, and development. Delivered workflows, sites, videos, and other design collateral for various clients.

Role Includes: 
UI/UX, design, template development, light front-end development, conceptual design, conceptual development, storyboarding, animation, and editing

Highlights: 

  • Conceptualized, implemented, and integrated creative for Roadrunner artists
  • Created content within a consumer experience in order to galvanize existing core supporters and generate brand ambassadors
  • Designed and implemented artist website and all social profile upgrades

Clients: Slipknot, Ill Nino, Theory of a Deadman, Rob Zombie, Collective Soul, To My Surprise, Opeth, and more

Sony Music
Senior Online Producer
February 2002 – May 2006

Collaborated with music artists, marketing, and development. Delivered workflows, sites, videos, and other design collateral for various clients.

Role Includes:
UI/UX, design, template development, light front-end development, conceptual design, conceptual development, storyboarding, animation, and editing

Highlights: 

  • Conceptualized, implemented, and integrated creative for Sony Music recording artists (including artist branding, interactive design, and video)
  • Specialized in digital innovation and product management
  • Designed and implemented artist website and all social profile upgrades

Clients: AC/DC, Korn, Jennifer Lopez, Good Charlotte, Alkaline Trio, Cypress Hill, Pearl Jam,, Ramones, and more

HEAVY.COM 
Director/Designer/Animator
August 1999 – June 2001

Directed and animated episodes of critically acclaimed “Behind the Music That Sucks”

Designed and created Flash site experiences for various clients

Clients: Nine Inch Nails, IBM, Vivian Lives, Alfy.com, Whoopi.com, and Maxim