User Experience Designer/Developer
My mom was a formally trained fine artist, and my dad was a career chemist...so I ended up with a passion for aesthetics and an obsession with how things work. Educated in marketing and communications, I'm a self taught designer/developer hybrid. Skills include:
- CSS Baller
- HTML Purist (kinda)
- User interface craftsman
- User experience activist
- HTML email endurer
- Git ♥er (...SVN is cool too)
- PHP dabbler
- MySQL hater (but user still)
- Ruby rookie
- jQuery explorer
- Information architecture fiend
- Print design pro
Visual Design Engineer
05-2012 thru Present
I'm part of the professional services arm at appendTo, designing and developing user experiences for our clients. At appendTo I do primarily front-end development, working with HTML and CSS, as well as some Wordpress development. I've served as a Tech Lead, and was also part of the TIME.com responsive redesign, which you can read about here.
05-2012 thru Present
07-2011 thru 04-2012
Web & Graphic Designer
09-2009 thru 06-2011
As principal designer I was responsible for all aspects of communications and marketing design at CURE - including CURE's visual brand presence, creating a visually compelling experience at CURE.org, and across all marketing campaigns. Also created web layouts in Photoshop and built them out with HMTL & CSS within a SVN-managed development environment as part of a small in house marketing/development team. Also responsible for all print graphic design, and strategic marketing input.
Currently, as a contract design consultant I give critical input to marketing initiatives, provide in-house training for new talent, and assist as needed with projects.
To support CURE on my behalf, go here.
01-2012 thru 05-2012
I've had the pleasure of being part of the wonderful team at andCulture on a contract basis, helping with design and development overflow work. I've been part of projects like cloudscaling.com (icon design), keas.com (markup and wordpress implementation), and velaro.com (markup and wordpress implementation).
03-2008 thru Present
I teach courses in the noncredit technology department to primarily adult continuing education students, on a very part time basis. Courses I've taught include: Photoshop Basics, Illustrator Basics, Intro to Digital Photography, Introduction to Computers, and Web Authoring.
If you're looking for resources for a class I've taught, check here.
10-2007 thru Present
Business face of my full-time freelance career for about two years, and part time thereafter. Have provided print and web design services to a wide range of clients, many in the nonprofit sector. Feel free to browser some of my JAG Design Ideas projects here.
08-2004 thru 10-2007
Primarily print work, including brand identity, outdoor signage, apparel design, and some fine art projects for a local clients.
BS in Communication - AD/PR
2000 thru 2004
Graduated with honors from Communications department with a Public Relations specialization. Founding member of Liberty's Student Chapter of the American Advertising Federation (AAF). Member of the male step team Alpha Omega (true story).