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About Me: The Resume
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Looking to broaden experience and improve as a digital design professional. Strong interest in UX and product design.
Specialties: Photoshop/Illustrator expertise, UX knowledge, HTML/CSS, document writing, strong foundation in responsive design, and extensive experience designing for social media.
March 2015 – June 2015, Santa Monica, CA
Part of agile UX team servicing Apartments.com and Intuit QuickBooks. Created high fidelity, fully annotated wireframes, at various breakpoints with multiple use cases. Worked with copy/creative/account to fulfill vision. Also produced user flows, personas, site maps, and top tasks. Utilized Omnigraffle and InVision for prototyping.
Creative Product Lead
May 2014 – March 2015, West LA, CA
Throughout 2014 acted as lead product creative, originating social product concepts. Responsible for designing and documenting full user experiences, internally, for marketing, and training. This included multi-screen, multi-breakpoint Photoshop templates, and to instruct clients, step-by-step annotated screens. Created wireframes of UI/UX for communication purposes. Was responsible for determining client customization features. Ultimately oversaw design through development of more than 30 'productized' applications. Led creative meetings to distill the collective interests of our sales, digital, and product teams.
May 2012 – May 2014
Alongside the product initiative, acted as a design generalist for Telescope Inc, servicing major entertainment brands like the NBA, American Idol, The Voice, Sprite, Scripps Networks, and Survivor. Main duties include Photoshop comps, planning documentation, and HTML/CSS code build-outs. A social media expert. Used Jira, Trello, and Basecamp for project implementation.
During Telescope tenure, created comp screens and provided usability decisions for proprietary platforms Connect, Campaign Manager, and Galileo.
February 2010 – Present
A remote position working as part of a small team on a Parsec award-winning, weekly speculative fiction audio magazine. The Drabblecast is a paying market that reaches tens of thousands of listeners. As the one stop media ‘glue guy,’ duties range. Creating art as well as commissioning a stable of artists. A primary contact, attending conventions, and designing an array of materials: web / print advertising, templates, logos, T-shirts, identity systems, and even trading cards. Created WordPress-powered Drabblecast.org.
June 2011 – March 2012, Santa Monica CA
Web designer / developer position, creating sites and marketing materials. From concept (Photoshop) to build-out (HTML/CSS/PHP). User driven approach including A/B testing. Created numerous email campaigns.
June 2009 – November 2009
Developed new product GUI's, created documentation, and helped to decide the direction of desktop products from a marketing standpoint. A direct contact for major clients, responsible for planning as well as production.
June 2005 – November 2009
Interface design and full-scale development of web sites large and small. Technology emphasis was Flash, Coldfusion, HTML, and PHP. Worked within a proprietary content management system. Clients included Sidney Frank / Jägermeister, Sony / BMG, and leading production
music companies across multiple countries.
The Center For Multidisciplinary Studies
September 2003 – September 2004
Worked as the all-purpose designer, creating and maintaining web sites, as well as print and identity materials.
Rochester Institute of Technology
September 2000 – May 2004, Rochester, New York
BFA, New Media Design and Imaging
About Me: The Human Being
I'm considered a funny, affable type of fellow. I'm 6'4" with a deep voice. I like to run for exercise and unwind via video games (Smash Brothers my all-time favorite; my current affliction: Destiny). I'm a big NBA fan -- the Knicks are my team, though unfortunately they haven't been decent for my entire adult life, so I more frequently root for the Clippers (you get one per conference). I also follow the NFL and UFC. I enjoy television (like everyone) -- a smattering of semi-recent favorites are Breaking Bad, True Detective, and Archer. The Shining, The Big Lebowski, and Who Framed Roger Rabbit are tied for my favorite movie.